Having a car accident isn't the most "fun" situation you've ever had. Even more so if it's a hitch in the course of one's duties that engages the professional vehicle. Nowadays, after an accident, the driver is involved in a complex and risky procedure to report the facts. And if he wants to quickly recover his vehicle "all nice and clean ", I'm not talking about it... So how can the driver's experience be improved? What are his real needs in the event of an accident?
As for any road accident, the driver of a company car must fill out an accident report even if the accident took place on his own time. When an employee joins a company, it is important to make him/her aware of road risks. The fleet manager must be the "spokesperson" for the prevention plan. The idea is to make each new employee aware of the internal policy by providing him/her with the company's charter, which includes an amicable report.
It is in the interest of each driver to ensure that the report is filled in correctly. If the driver does not know how to fill it in, do not hesitate to remind him/her to look at the guide. I give you an example here : Guide to road risk management
As they often say: one problem, one solution. It is important in a company to appoint a person responsible for fleet accidents. This is often the case of the Fleet Manager or an external service provider. It is up to him (and only him) to collect all the information about the accident so that he can deal with the case as quickly as possible. The benefit is to ensure good communication between the parties, speed up the process and improve the driver's experience. If the manager benefits from a platform that allows him to manage the damage, that's the jackpot!
We have to tell Pierre that it's possible today! From our mobile application, the driver, after his accident, takes pictures of the damage to his vehicle. He is guided for his inspection which he simply does with his smartphone. The fleet manager, with the inspection of the vehicle, has access to an expertise and a costing of the real state of the vehicle. WeProov estimates the damage thanks to artificial intelligence based on the inspection. Today, the time spent to request a quote is 5 minutes and the time to get a quote is 24 hours maximum: a considerable time saving! As soon as the quote is validated in one click, we take care of having the vehicle repaired while preserving the driver's mobility. The fleet manager benefits from a complete dashboard with a follow-up and control of expenses.
Having an accident remains an unfortunate event for drivers. The digitalisation of the route in the event of damage offers companies many savings: time and money. Above all, it considerably improves the repair route. A satisfied employee is also a guarantee of a certain productivity which is not negligible for the company. It is also appreciable to pay particular attention to the driver after an accident. This will allow the employee to question himself and determine the avoidability of his accident in order to understand the situations encountered and draw useful lessons for both the employer and the employee. The idea is not to overwhelm the employee concerned, but above all to ask the essential question: in your opinion, by respecting or improving certain points, could this accident have been avoided?
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