Fleet Safety Essentials – It’s About The Driver!
Three key fleet safety elements all revolve around the driver: Distracted Driver Policies; Driver Selection and Defensive Driver Training.
Distracted Driver Policies:
Texting, talking on the cell phone and even use of hands-free devices produce higher accident rates than drunk driving. Developing an internal policy to restrict that type of behavior while your employees are driving will help reduce your accident rate.
Driver selection is the primary building block of a fleet safety program. Companies should have written criteria regarding MVR information to measure against in case one of their drivers starts to show more hazardous driving activity, there is a benchmark for which to refer back to.
Defensive Driver Training:
It’s recommended that each company driver take a defensive driving class once a year, even though a driver has had a defensive driving class in the past. This ensures that you are communicating a consistent message and also allows your drivers to do a personal mental checkup on their driving habits – in case they happen to develop poor habits along the way.
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