How to Quickly Identify Your Riskiest Drivers

Operating a fleet without a sufficient driver monitoring platform is like driving blind. You may think you have a strong understanding of who is behind the wheel on behalf of your company, but how would you know when someone in your fleet has a suspended license?

Costs associated with insufficient driver risk management can add up quickly

These hidden unknowns, paired with over 20 years of conglomerated data, show that a small subsection of your drivers present the most risk.

After all, we’ve learned that risk is not evenly distributed throughout all drivers. When drivers have a clean record and valid license, they’re considered “low-risk” and tend to be responsible for 20 percent of crashes. Drivers who are “at some risk” account for 40 percent of crashes, despite typically having more minor record blemishes such as a parking or speeding ticket.

What’s surprising to many is that the remaining ten percent of your drivers are considered “high-risk” and make up 40 percent of your crashes, meaning one of these drivers is four times​ more likely to get in a crash than the average employee. One of these high-risk drivers could be employee of the month in every other facet of their job but are detrimental to your risk management strategy when getting behind the wheel.

With not all driver monitoring solutions are created equally, it’s important to ensure you have the right systems in place to provide visibility your business not only desires but also needs.

How do you know who these employees are?

When thinking of the current steps you take to make sure competent drivers are on the road, what do you do to know who shouldn’t be behind the wheel? What if one of your drivers received a violation just days after you checked their motor vehicle record for the year? Would you know how to find a high-risk employee before they’re hired in the first place?

The impact of a crash caused by an employee who falls into that ten percent can be felt throughout a company – whether it be bad press, loss of productivity, company collateral, insurance premium hikes or workers compensation claims.

Knowing who falls into that ten percent both at-hire and during the course of employment is essential in making informed decisions that benefit not only your business but your community as well.

That’s why you need the best MVR monitoring

SambaSafety’s continuous driver monitoring provides a solution that can save you manpower, time and money. Through our technology solutions, you can reduce driving-related crashes by up to 22 percent, cut insurance premium costs and decrease manual administrative driver management burden by up to two-thirds.

To learn more about how continuous monitoring can transform your driver risk, download our white paper today.