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5 things you need to know about driving a work vehicle

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Getting your vehicles branded is a great way to promote your business. Don’t forget, you’re a rolling billboard so there are a few things you’ll need to know about driving a work vehicle.

1. You’re representing your company

It’s important to remember when you’re driving a branded vehicle, that you’re essentially a billboard on wheels. This means you need to be mindful of how you drive when you’re on the roads to ensure the reputation of the business is upheld.

2. Keep it maintained

Keeping up with regular checks and services is vital so you don’t run into any sticky situations while you’re on the job. It’s probably not a good idea to have dents or damaged parts if you’ve got your company logo on show. To make sure your vehicle always looks professional you should keep it looking squeaky clean.

3. Know your insurance policy

Whether you’re the owner of the business or an employee, you’ll need to understand the insurance that is in place for the vehicle you’re driving. Will you be covered if your workmate drives? Are your tools in the back covered? To avoid any disappointments come claim time, make sure you know what cover is in place.

4. Follow the road rules

While driving a company vehicle, there’s a higher expectation that you will be following the rules of the road at all times. This means no speeding, running red lights or doing anything that members of the public won’t hesitate to report if they spot some rule-braking. Your details are all over the car so they’ll know exactly who to call.

5. Understand the restrictions

Some companies have restrictions on when and where you can use the vehicle, such as driving it outside of work hours. Make sure you know and understand these restrictions so you don’t get caught out using it when you shouldn’t.

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