Things That Put Your Fleet at Risk

Sometimes the risks to your company’s fleet are obvious: you have to drive through a low-clearance overhang on the way into a worksite or a deer runs across the street in front of you. However, certain dangers are not so apparent, and to keep your fleet safe from such risks, you need to get construction insurance and risk management services.

Here is a list of things that put your fleet at risk.

Mismanagement of Personal Use Vehicles

In several companies, particularly those that specialize in contract-related work, company trucks are given to employees such as foremen and superintendents. This is because these individuals must drive a lot from one site to another. This is a compelling incentive for employees, however, if these vehicles are not managed properly, they can swiftly become a problem for the employer.

Driving in Off-Peak Hours

The work begins early in the morning, and your employees may have to travel for many hours from their residence to reach there. If they drive a company vehicle very late at night or in the early hours of the morning, they face risks that are less common when driving during the day.

Poor Selection of Drivers

Poor driving skills of employees can put your organization (and your organization’s reputation) in danger. You need to make sure that you do not hand over your vehicles to just anyone and everyone. Here is a list of factors you need to consider when assigning company vehicles to employees:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • A clean alcohol/drug test
  • A clean motor vehicle record (MVR)
  • A suitable commercial driving license for truck pulling trailers and heavy trucks.

Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving puts the driver, your vehicles, and the overall public in danger. To lower distraction, restrict the use of smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets while driving a company fleet vehicle. Make sure your organization has a policy on distracted driving and ask employees to acknowledge it. This way, you can ensure that all employees are fully updated about the protocol they need to follow.

Last Few Words

At Sia Insurance Group, we offer comprehensive construction insurance to ensure loss control for contractors. Get in touch with our firm at Woodridge, Illinois for a consultation today and ensure that your fleet vehicles are efficiently secured against all kinds of risks.

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