Fleet Managers, Avoid Making These Oversights That Can Prove Costly

Look After Your Drivers and Wallet with These Tips

Today’s driver managers face plenty of challenges, from recruiting safe motorists to enforcing safety policies. Time and financial pressures can make it difficult to enforce a strong safety culture, creating hurdles for the business and team. To help stay safe on the roads and cut down costs, take a look at these costly mistakes to make.

  1. Hiring a driver that doesn’t meet your hiring standards just to fill an opening

An open position means reduced income and efficiency. Good, qualified employees are becoming harder to find, which means some fleet managers may hire quickly in order to fill the position fast. However, this can be a costly mistake to make. Negligent hiring can lead to disasters down the road.

  1. Retaining a high-risk employee without taking corrective action

Using data to track progress has never been easier. It’s also easy to know the detailed risk profile of your organization, fleet, and individual driver. If a driver performs a high-risk action and it is flagged by your data, you must take immediate corrective action.

  1. Knowingly putting a driver in an unsafe situation

In today’s society, it’s easy to feel the pressure to do things quicker, more effectively, and make no mistakes. However, this isn’t the reality of life. The phrase ‘do whatever it takes to get the job done’ comes to mind. Sometimes, managers unknowingly ask a driver to operate outside of what is deemed safe.

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