You don’t need a fleet of thousands to benefit from fleet management.
Employees are the fundamental wheels that drive small business to success. The NHTSA stated that 94% of accidents in the US are a result of driver error. Therefore, there is high return on investment when you ensure your employees arrive and depart in a safe, efficient manner. Small Business Trends put together 10 tips for driver safety when managing your fleet.
- Don’t Ignore Technology – Distracted driving is just behind speeding for contributing factors in car crashes, costing employers $8.2B dollars in 2013. While distracted driving is a major threat to drivers, technology doesn’t have to be completely ignored. Fleet management software assists in organizing, managing, and coordinating vehicles to keep the fleet running smoothly.
- Don’t Underestimate the Savings – You don’t need a fleet of thousands to benefit from fleet management. A small fleet of two or three vehicles can still see the advantages of fleet management. Small Businesses should look at the cost savings on top of increased safety. Our Driver Safety Training will help to produce secure and safe accountable drivers for the future of your company.
- Look at the Big Picture – A “one and done” training approach doesn’t work well for driver safety programs. Training materials need to be delivered over time, in an engaging manner, so that people are reminded of the importance and priority that driver safety has in their life. The H&RS program is specifically designed for working adults, developed by instructional designers who understand how adults learn. Additionally, monitoring driver behavior through technology can make for a lasting difference over time.
- Use Gamification to Full Benefit – Rewarding employees for their safe driving is a means for better drivers and safer roads. Recognizing improved driving records can generate pride and motivation in your fleet.
Rewarding employees for their safe driving is a means for better drivers and safer roads.
- Be Certain You’re Insured – Make sure everyone has the right insurance, especially if they use one of their own vehicles for business proposes.
- Clear Up the Vision Issue – Many states make sure drivers have at least 20/40 vision. Ensuring this as a matter of company policy can help prevent problems from occurring later.
- Don’t Skimp on Vehicle Maintenance – Keeping a regular maintenance schedule for your fleet’s vehicles is a must. Checking fluid levels, oil, and brakes are just three of the necessities. Regular maintenance can also help prevent death and injury.
- Scan for Speeding – Speeding remains the top contributing factor in most crashes, and increases the frequency and severity of crashes. Speed-related crashes cost employers $8.4B dollars in 2013, with a higher percentage of costs occurring in off-the-job crashes.
- Stay on Top of Things – A good driver safety policy for any small business fleet needs to be fostered, not just implemented and forgotten. Creating a culture of safe and socially dependable driving is essential for reducing deaths and casualties on our roads. This calls for major changes in the attitudes and driving behaviors of all drivers but mainly those commuting daily to and from work.
- Go Green – Better drivers use fuel more efficiently, thus making the earth safer for today and tomorrow
Greatly reduce the risks faced by your employees and their families while protecting your company’s bottom line.
Implement a driver safety program in the workplace today.
Our course includes four modules:
Seat Belt Use
Drinking and Driving