Good safety practices are crucial to the well-being of drivers who spend long hours on the road, and of companies that employ them. Companies set safety policies to follow their industry regulation, improve safety of their employees, and decrease risk with cost associated to it.
Whether employees are drivers, heavy equipment operators, or construction workers, or any other professional, they need to be safe or they will become a liability for your company. Tools like driver scorecards can keep your safety score in good standing and lower your insurance premiums.
Here are some of the many reasons safety is critical in this industry:
Reputation and Brand Image:
Companies in the trucking industry rely on their reputation of reliability and safety to attract and retain customers. Accidents and safety incidents can tarnish a company’s image and result in a loss of business
Ensuring safe working conditions, proper training, and adherence to safety protocols is essential for driver retention and job satisfaction.
Valuing Human Lives:
The safety of truck drivers, passengers in other vehicles, pedestrians, and anyone sharing the road is the foremost concern. Accidents involving large trucks can have devastating consequences, including fatalities and serious injuries.
Trucking is a vital component of the economy, responsible for the transportation of goods across the country. Accidents and safety violations can lead to significant financial losses due to property damage, medical expenses, and legal liabilities.
In short, safety in the trucking industry is not just a matter of compliance; it is essential for preserving lives, protecting businesses, and upholding the industry’s reputation.
Failure to keep a good safety rating can result in legal disputes, liabilities, and increased insurance premiums… not to mention FMCSA fines, penalties, or even the suspension of operating licenses.
eTrucks has a variety of Telematic Solutions that promote safety, prevent accidents, and cover your butt in case accidents do occur – while maintaining your business operations and ROI. These tools will help you better understand your fleet, driving behaviors, and asset utilization to fully capitalize on safety, efficiency, and maintain a high standard of satisfactory work.
Geotab also lets you implement Safety Scorecards, which help keep employees safe by managing their driving behavior. With dash cams and ELDs, you can eliminate distracted driving or other unsafe driving practices. The Safety Scorecard Report will be an important tool for managing your drivers.
To learn more about how safety solutions can help you better understand your Drivers and Assets, contact us for a free consultation today.Book a Free Consult