Controlling Employee Vehicle Use: Driver Qualifications Criteria

Driver Qualifications CriteriaOn-the-job use of vehicles at metalworking facilities is quite expensive – and so are the risks. For example:

• Management and salespeople drive to customers’ sites for product presentations

• Facility employees use assigned stake-trucks to transport dies to a customers’ stamping plant for pre-production tryout and final approval

• Sales and management staff are assigned company vehicles for their business and personal use as part of the facility’s incentive program

• Temporary employees deliver parts to customers, with no restriction on delivery distance

• Front office employees deposit outgoing mail at the post office while driving a personal vehicle home

Each of these scenarios represent a diverse, but realistic, use of vehicles by employees at the typical metalworking facility. Effectively controlling the associated risks represents one of your most important risk management challenges.

By being diligent in preventing employee and customer injuries, as well as property damage, you will help minimize accidents and help to reduce your insurance costs. You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with controlling employee vehicle use by implementing these tips:

Driver Qualifications Criteria

Adopt an MVR review procedure appropriate for your company. Immediate training may be necessary to improve employees’ awareness of and adherence to safe driving habits.

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