Safety and Performance Pay for Themselves
Despite a decline in overall driver quality and a corresponding increase in fleet crash frequency over the past two years, companies enforcing driver operating guidelines still experienced lower loss ratios.
Trucking companies with the best results concentrate on four main program areas:
- Hire high-quality drivers
- Enforce performance expectations
- Monitor driver performance
- Place value on maintaining a good safety record
In fact, company fleets in which more than 60 percent of drivers hold clear motor vehicle records had a 42 percent lower crash rate than companies with fewer clear drivers. This and other results from a recent survey of 200 trucking operations with more than eight million miles per truck show that the number one way companies achieve the lowest crash rates is to hire high-quality drivers with clear driving records.
Warriner & Associates Insurance can advise your commercial trucking company in the most critical aspects of driver safety, risk management and operational challenges.
We invite you to read the following articles as an introduction into best practices for your company: