How to Completely Change Your Driver Risk Management Strategy

What are you doing to understand the current driver behavior of all your employees while ensuring only the most qualified are behind the wheel?

Many drivers, many strategies

There are over 100 million people driving for work-related activities in the United States. So how are companies managing their different drivers? Whether commercial drivers or individuals behind the wheel of company-branded vehicles, drivers are behind the wheel for a plethora of reasons, even if just for a simple errand or coffee run.

The best way to manage drivers is by continuously monitoring motor vehicle records (MVRs). How do companies use MVRs? Many pull exclusively for new hire purposes or annually at the most, presenting a variety of risk exposure and incidentally creating what we at SambaSafety call the visibility gap.

The visibility gap

What is the visibility gap that we at SambaSafety refer to so often, and how do you go about identifying as well as fixing it? Simply put, the visibility gap is the time between motor vehicle record (MVR) pulls, leaving employers vulnerable with outdated “insight” into employee violations or suspensions.

This sounds like a problem, right? Companies can’t afford to rely on the honor system for something as significant as managing and mitigating driver risk. How would an employer know if an employee gets a DUI, doesn’t self-report and continues driving on behalf of their company?

How would you know?

Would this violation only come to light upon an annual MVR pull? More worrisome – what if that employee who received the DUI was also involved in a crash on company time before the company was able to find out?

These individuals create significant risk for the companies that employ them, only further solidifying the importance of near real-time insight into negative driver violations with the help of continuous driver monitoring.

To learn more on how you can eliminate the visibility gap while transforming driver risk, download the white paper.