At the job site or on the road, safety should be priority #1. Keep your drivers out of harm’s way by practicing these 5 tips.
Practice safe driving behaviors.
- Connect a GPS tracking device to each vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system
- Track speeding, hard braking and other unsafe behaviors
- Properly connect trailers or tow-behind equipment before disembarking
- Always be aware of your surroundings,
- Use mirrors and signals at all times
- Observe stop signs and stop lights; watch for pedestrians
- Wear sunglasses for morning and evening glares
- Stay alert and awake, stop for coffee breaks
- Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescription)
- Don’t park in front of driveways or fire hydrants
- Don’t impair driver visibility or drive in blind spots
Always wear your seatbelt.
- Seatbelts save lives and reduce injuries.
- Ensure all passengers have their seatbelts on at all times.
- Use a seatbelt monitoring system tied to your fleet/asset management system to ensure compliance
Keep up with routine maintenance.
- Check tires for balding, bubbles and cracking
- Rotate tires every 6,000 miles
- Frequently check oil change, brake fluid and antifreeze levels
- Check engine and brake lights
- Conduct regular safety inspections
- Install the latest safety features on all vehicles
Never text and drive.
- Most dangerous use of cell phone while driving
- Takes your eyes off the road for at least 5 seconds
- Causes 1.6 million auto accidents in the U.S. each year
- Six times more likely to cause an accident than drunk driving
Make safety a team effort.
- Conduct weekly huddles to reinforce driver safety
- Regularly review driver performance vs. company policies (see Tenna’s driver safety module)
- Identify unsafe driving behaviors and clearly communicate steps for improvement
- Use Tenna’s pre-planned, hands-free routing system
- Set safety goals and reward drivers for maintaining safe habits
Be smart. Be alert. Stay safe.
At the job site or on the road, safety should be priority #1. Keep your drivers out of harm’s way by practicing these 5 tips. Fill the form below to download.
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