Whitlock’s Tips for Business Fleet Safety Management

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Our Analysis

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According to NETS, NHTSA and OSHA, every 12 minutes, someone dies in a motor vehicle crash; every 10 seconds, an injury occurs; and every 5 seconds, a crash occurs. Many of these occur during the workday.

Here are the reasons why you need a fleet and driver safety program and Business Auto Insurance:

  • To save lives and reduce the risk of life-altering injuries within your workforce.
  • To protect your organization’s human and financial resources.
  • To guard against potential company and personal liabilities associated with crashes involving employees driving on company business.
  • To protect any company vehicle and employed driver in the course of doing business.

Our Actionable Advice

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Business Fleet and Driver Safety Program Tips:

  • Ensure senior management commitment and employee involvement.
  • Establish written policies, procedures and standards, including no alcohol or drug use and seat belt use.
  • Create and publish driver selection criteria and include them in the driver safety program.
  • Create and maintain driver agreements/contracts.
  • Conduct background checks and screen, select and monitor MVRs for all drivers before hiring and ongoing. Evaluate poor drivers and those with MVR violations.
  • Establish and enforce accident reporting and investigation processes. Review all accidents and incidents.
  • Develop and execute a plan for vehicle maintenance, inspection and repair.
  • Provide continuous driver safety training and communication, including defensive driving and distracted driving training.

The Big Takeaway

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The Whitlock Group has over 30 years of risk expertise and experience to aid our customers in the design of fleet and driver safety programs so you can be confident your business is protected. 

For Fleet and Driver Safety guidance and comprehensive business insurance solutions, contact us today. 

Greg Whitlock, President
678-906-2008 ext. 1200
Cell: 404-218-8706

Ready to learn more about what The Whitlock Group can do for you? Visit our website to learn more about us and our commercial and personal lines insurance. 

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