Employers lose an estimated $60 billion a year and nearly 3 million workdays to motor vehicle accidents.
Of that total, nearly $40 billion is directly attributable to on-the-job crashes involving employees.
Let’s begin with a question: Do you know who is behind the wheel? The reality is that for many enterprises with employees who drive as part of their job, the answer is, “I think so,” or maybe, “no.” Driver risk management has recently become a top issue for many organizations since it directly affects budgets and the bottom line. The fact that there are more than 100 million people driving for work-related activities on U.S. roads and many of them have invalid, suspended or no driver’s license at all should be cause enough for concern. But combining this with the facts that:
1) most organizations’ budgets are at best flat
2) P&C insurance rates are rising 14% every 2 years
3) 90% of crashes are due to human error
4) there are fewer qualified drivers available today
5) the number of lawsuits around negligence are skyrocketing and it becomes clear that understanding exposure to driver risk is imperative for every organization.
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Richard Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of SambaSafety℠, the nation’s leading provider of driver risk management solutions, outlines best practices for driver safety as part of a panel discussion during the Fleet Safety Conference July 22-23, 2014 in Schaumburg, Ill.
The panel, titled “New Paradigms in Driver Safety,” outlined best practices, programs and tips to ensure that organizations have qualified drivers behind the wheel.
Crawford was joined on the panel by Richard Bleser, Fleet Specialty Group Leader and Senior Vice President of Marsh Risk Consulting; and Damon Aldrich, National Vehicle Services Manager for Toyota Motor Sales.