Our next steps
What we asked
In our proposal we asked you to tell us what you think about the review of the ACC Fleet Saver programme.
What you told us
- All submitters agreed with the proposal to review the Fleet Saver programme
- One submitter noted that businesses who engage in safety practices for fleets should be recognised through financial incentives.
Most submissions received on this topic haven’t focused directly on the review, but have chosen to discuss more general issues relating to fleets, such as truck accidents or the levying approach to truck companies versus private vehicles.
We'll consider all submissions received for this proposal to inform our review of the ACC Fleet Saver Programme during the 2019 to 2021 levy period.
We'll share the findings of this exploratory work as part of the 2020 levy consultation.
Our original proposal
ACC Fleet Saver is a programme for businesses that own five or more goods vehicles weighing more than 3,500kgs each. Its purpose is to help reduce the high incidence and cost of accidents of those vehicles.
If those businesses can show effective safety management practices they're eligible to receive a discount on their ACC Motor Vehicle levy. The more those safety systems improve, the more your business can save.
Goods vehicles weighing more than 3,500kgs, which are mostly trucks, make up about 3% of all New Zealand’s registered vehicles. But accidents involving trucks cost up to 5% ($33 million) of the estimated lifetime costs of all accidents covered by the annual Motor Vehicle levies.
The ACC Fleet Saver programme aims to reduce the incidence and cost of these accidents.