Only send out the most responsible motorists for your company.
If your business relies on drivers for successful deliveries, sales, and more, be sure to only send out the more responsible and safe drivers. Before allowing someone to take the wheel, begin by reviewing an individual’s driving record.
Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) are kept on file in every state where an individual holds a driver’s license. These records show whether a license has been suspended or revoked, not the driver’s involvement in accidents, and cite convictions for traffic violations. As a business that requires driving, you should obtain MVRs before taking on another driving member.
Screen New Drivers
Consider developing guidelines that use MVRs in screening new drivers. Below are 3 instances which may disqualify an employee from a significant driving position:
- A driving while intoxicated conviction within the last 3 years
- Two accidents in the last 3 years
- License suspension due to traffic violations in the last 3 years
Periodic MVR monitoring of existing drivers is also advisable. Record reviews are normally conducted subsequent to an accident and annually for all existing drivers. If any problems or violations have cropped up, you should consider calling the individual in for the review. They can shed some light on the situation and may consider training or a non-driving position.
The data matters as it’s important for your business to stay successful and safe for the future! Contact Young Insurance for your commercial auto insurance in Burbank and surrounding areas of California!