Could Your Fleet Be Safer? | Riskonnect

Do you know how many of your fleet accidents are caused by a fatigued driver? Do you know how many collisions happened in a particular intersection? Or how many workers’ compensation claims are associated with lifting in the confined space of a trailer?

Vehicle collisions – and associated costs – are rising at alarming rates. Carriers are scrutinizing their fleet safety exposures, leaving companies with fewer options and higher premiums for insuring fleets. A RMIS can help bolster your safety program and lower costs by identifying fleet risks early enough for you to take action. Here’s how:

A RMIS can show how well drivers prepare for their trips by tracking:

  • Hours of sleep prior to the start of a shift
  • Pre- and post-trip inspection rates
  • Pre-trip stretching routines (to reduce muscle strain)
  • Compliance with DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing
  • Fleet and maintenance by certified programs


A RMIS can be integrated with vendors that track driver-safety compliance to identify
:

  • Drivers who follow too closely, brake hard, swerve, or speed
  • Repeat offenders who need additional training
  • Subrogation opportunities if another party was at fault


A RMIS can improve your response to workers’ compensation and auto liability claims by:

  • Consolidating all data into one source for a clear and consistent view
  • Getting injured drivers back to work quickly
  • Using root cause analysis to identify and address underlying safety issues
  • Sorting data by cause, source, shift start, time of accident, weather factors, and more to highlight trends


A RMIS can help you improve your safety program with advanced analytics that:

  • Identify trends so you can get ahead of problems before they escalate
  • Track data by claim frequency, severity, location, and driver
  • Uncover the real problem and appropriate action – e.g., lifting in the confined space of a trailer might be the issue, not driving itself
  • Pinpoint locations with the highest risk
  • Monitor the location of each vehicle in your fleet

A RMIS is what makes fleet data understandable and actionable. Your employees will be safer. Your fleet will be safer. Your costs will be lower. And you can keep on trucking – safely.

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