Signs You May Have Risky 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 Monitoring Can Add Up Quickly

These hidden unknowns, paired with over 20 years of collated data, show that it’s a small subsection of your drivers who 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.” These low-risk drivers tend to be responsible for 20 percent of crashes.

Drivers who are “at some risk” account for 40 percent of crashes, despite typically having minor record blemishes such as a parking or speeding ticket.

What’s most surprising to many is that the remaining ten percent of your drivers are considered “high-risk” and make up 40 percent of your crashes. That means that one of these drivers is four times​ more likely to get in an accident 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 considered detrimental when getting behind the wheel.

But how do you know who these employees are?

When thinking of the current steps you take to ensure competent drivers are on the road, what steps do you take to know who shouldn’t be behind the wheel? What if they 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?

Knowing who falls into that ten percent both during the pre-hire and employment is essential in making informed decisions that benefit a variety of people.

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.

Protect Your Company, Your Employees, and Your Community

SambaSafety’s continuous driver monitoring provides a solution that can save you risk, 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.