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Best Practices in Driver Hiring
When putting employees behind the wheel of your company assets, it’s important to know that you’re handing the keys to a safe driver. From the interview to requirements for employment, every fleet should have a clear driver hiring process. Are you doing all you can to minimize liability? A mix of transportation experts, fleet management advisers and several small fleets share their best practices when hiring drivers.
Safety&Compliance: Beware these background screening pitfalls
If you’re not careful about how you disqualify driver applicants based on background checks and felony convictions, you could land in hot water. If you haven’t taken a look at your driver hiring and screening procedures in a while, it’s time for a thorough review to avoid running afoul of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
10 Best Practices: Driver Training Improves Safety & Bolsters Bottom Line
Driving on company business is one of the most visible activities a company employee can take part in. Fleet executives must take steps to reduce the risk and frequency of company-vehicle incidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the average cost to an employer for an on-the-job vehicle crash is $16,500; if the accident results in an injury, the cost spikes to $74,000. If there’s a fatality, expect a financial hit of $500,000 or more.
Registration Live for Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix
Registration is now live for the inaugural Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix, set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, in Phoenix, Ariz. Managers from the world’s largest multi-national commercial fleets who have global and/or regional fleet responsibilities will gather at the conference this fall for dedicated training, networking, and education.