Safety First! Tips for Decreasing Danger on the Road

We all value safety on the roads, so here are a few tips to make sure that your fleets are as safe as they can be.

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(businesspress24) - Being involved in an accident on the road, whether itnsure the wellbeing of those around them. Most people involved in haulage work are experienced and expert drivers, but taking a few minutes to consider whether you are doing all you can to help your employees is always a good idea.

A Helping Hand

Firstly, it

Developments in technology, such as satnavs, vehicle cameras and vehicle monitoring systems, can all assist you in keeping an eye on your fleet and protecting your drivers in case of an incident on the roads. Vehicle monitoring technology can identify trucks that need an overhaul before they become dangerous. Vehicle cameras are particularly important in identifying the causes of an accident and can help to protect a company from fraudulent claims.

Be a People Person

It is important to have a stringent employment process to ensure that you are employing the best of the best. If you can secure excellent drivers that you trust,

Carrying out rigorous background checks: Ask for motor vehicle and criminal records that cover the whole of the country, and insist on regular drug tests both before and during employment.

Implement an in-depth training programme for new recruits to make sure that they are up to the mark: It

Everyone loves a bonus: Why not offer monetary bonuses to those employees who impress you with their driving skills? This will encourage the whole fleet to step up their game and consistently put in maximum effort when behind the wheel.

Avoid Complacency

Just as vehicle operators should avoid becoming complacent on the roads, you should ensure that you are always actively improving the safety of your fleet. Here are some questions that you should be asking yourself regularly.

We all know that safety on the roads is one of the most serious and most important issues in this industry. I hope, therefore, that these tips have motivated you to keep your fleets in tip top condition and to ensure that your drivers are making the roads a safer place.

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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage work with available drivers. Over 5,000 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 03/29/2018 - 05:19
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