Getting your vehicles branded up is a great way to promote your business and get those leads coming through. But even though you’ve just unveiled the fancy new screenwriting and are excited to take it for a spin, there are a few things you need to remember when driving a company vehicle.
1. You’re driving a billboard for your company
Whether you’re the owner of your business or just representing the company you work for, it’s important to remember that when you’re driving a branded vehicle, you are essentially a rolling billboard. This means that you need to be mindful of how you’re driving at all times to preserve the reputation of the business.
2. Follow the road rules
When you’re driving a company vehicle, there is a higher expectation that you will be following the rules of the road at all times. This means no speeding or running red lights because you’re running late for a job. Members of the public won’t hesitate to report you if they spot some rule-breaking – your details are all over the car so they won’t have any trouble knowing just who you are!
3. Know the conditions of using the vehicle
If you are working for a business that provides you with a company vehicle, make sure you know the ins and outs of how you can use it. Some companies have restrictions on when and where you can use the vehicle, such as driving it during work hours, or to and from the worksite only.
4. Understand the insurance policy
Whether you’re the owner of the business or an employee, it’s important that you understand the insurance that is in place for the company vehicle you’re driving. Are you covered if your tools are in the back? Are you covered if one of your work mates drives it? Make sure you know just what cover you have to avoid any disappointments if you need to make a claim.
5. Maintenance is important
If your work vehicle is a driving billboard for your company, it’s probably not a good idea to be driving it around with dented or damaged parts. Keep the vehicle squeaky clean inside and out so that it’s always looking tidy and professional. Maintenance can also factor into your insurance policy as well so make it a rule to keep your car clean.