Trucking Risk Management is the next level of safety for a company. Compliance alone does not make a safe carrier; having effective risk management strategies in place will take the carrier to the next level. Risk management means to analyse and react to all potentially occurring risks along with being proactive to reduce future occurrences .
Using our knowledge from working with and for some of the best truck insurance companies we can assist you in your marketability. We can identify the areas of your operation that are strong along with areas that can be improved so you can put your best foot forward. Some examples of risk management strategies would be an Active Shooter program, Following Distance Policy, and how to handle an accident scene effectively.
Federal laws and regulations govern the trucking industry, and these laws establish certain standards that trucking companies, owners, and drivers must meet. However, true safety awareness starts with the drivers and other employees of the trucking industry.
When it comes to trucking accidents, there are number of people that may be held liable for any victims’ injuries. Potential defendants could include:
- The truck driver
- The owner or company of the truck or trailer
- The manufacturer of the vehicle, tires, or other parts that may have contributed to the cause or severity of the accident
- The shipper or loader of the truck’s cargo (in cases involving improper loading)
While your trucking company may not be held liable for all of the above situations, it’s important to know what MA Risk Management strategies you should employ to financially protect your business. The biggest part of this is ensuring that your drivers are always adhering to the rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT). In addition, you should make sure that your drivers:
- Take care of themselves physically and mentally
- Always maintain their vehicle
- Be aware of their blind spots
- Slow- down in work zones
- Always keep their distance
- Fasten their seatbelt
- Drive defensively
If your driver feels that they are in an unsafe driving situation, they should be able to let you know and avoid the situation as needed.