What should managers do to increase safety and drop insurance premiums?


Safety technology has definitely diminished crash rates, injuries and fatalities in the course of the most recent ten years. However, if you look at the average cost for insurance – including settlements – you will see that rates have been on the ascent for quite a while.

The principle explanation behind this is fleets are not doing anything with the information created by the safety advancements they utilize. Much of the time a fleet safety manager might be using a advanced technology, however have no clue how to analyze or deliver particular issues identified with the data said technology produces.

Know the Technology

Take, for instance, a truck driver who hears a perpetual beep originating from the dash, yet has no clue why the beep is happening. This could be a truck driver with a stellar safety record, yet by running a report, the safety supervisor could gather that the truck driver routinely leaves under two seconds ceasing separation amongst them and the vehicle before them.

In this circumstance, it may be the case that only the truck driver knew the beeping was happening. On the off chance that no cautions are sent to the safety team, nobody knows there is an issue. Rather the eye remains on the most exceedingly awful truck drivers, instead of acknowledging that even million-mile truck drivers are human and can commit exorbitant errors.

While numerous safety managers may have an arrangement set up for those with the most noticeably awful record, many disregard the way that safety issues could emerge anyplace down the line, from the most exceedingly awful operator to the best.

So what is a fleet safety manager expected to do?

First and foremost, they need to make sure that they train their drivers with the new technology installed. Before the truck driver uses any equipment, it must be installed properly along with the safety rules discussed with the driver.

Secondly, the manager has to inspect everyone regardless of their previous records.

The most important task is to make a comprehensive correction plan for any potential problems and stick to it.

Provide Appropriate Training

 Fleets are on the correct way rapidly receiving impact relief, lane departure warning and other advanced safety frameworks, yet in the event that the truck drivers behind the wheel don’t know how to react accurately.

How would you address this distinction? Through legitimate training. One can’t accept that these advances will just mysteriously sound good to the truck drivers who must understand what they are saying and act on the information.

  • Never expect that your truck drivers essentially know how to change duty status and alter their logs on a touchscreen, particularly if all they’ve known beforehand are paper logs.
  • While these frameworks are valuable, they can send signals that can be diverting. A truck driver must know about where the sound is originating from and why to maintain a strategic distance from potential safety issues.
  • The moment for a truck driver to figure out how a collision-mitigation framework functions is not when a collision is going to happen. Truck drivers must have the knowledge before-hand, that way their responses are suitable and timely.

Only by following these principles will you ensure that as your safety numbers rise, your insurance premiums drop.