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Key2 is key to Jaama success

Date: 19 November 2014   |   Author:

A BusinessCar Techies win for Jaama came off the back of the firm making it easier than ever for fleets to manage risk, as Tom Seymour discovers

Jaama walked away with the award for the Best Risk Management system in this year's BusinessCar fleet technology awards, and the strength of the system is clear due to it being employed by a number of companies in the fleet sector as an additional offering to their customers.

Days Contract Hire, Fleet Hire, JCT600 Contracts, Ogilvie Fleet and Prohire have all applied the Key2 risk profile system since launch this year.

Due to the changing nature of what a fleet deems to be of high risk, the system had to be customisable and that's been a key part of its success according to managing director, Martin Evans.

He says: "There are a lot of factors that come into play when fleets are putting together their risk profile.
"We were finding out that a lot of our customers would have different criteria for their risk management profiles, so we wanted to offer a solution where each customer could customise and choose each element to suit."

The Key2 risk profile module includes a direct feed from the DVLA's licence-checking service, and fleet managers can choose risk factors weighted by driver age, endorsements, accident frequency, business miles per annum, and other factors such as how long a driver has held their licence.

The criteria each company selects can then be accumulated to produce a total individual driver risk score set against a company's own risk criteria.

A driver's risk can easily be identified by a traffic light system, with 'red' drivers posing the highest risk. Fleets can monitor the frequency of driver licence checking depending on the risk score of each driver. If drivers move from amber to red or from green to amber (as well as when drivers slip down the risk score ladder) the system can send an automatic notification to prompt managers. It also means fleets have a clear and detailed audit trail.