What to do if Your Brakes Fail on the Road
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1. Determine the extent of fleet loss exposures (types, causes, sources, number and cost of potential accidents):
2. Implement a preventative maintenance (PM) program that includes a regular inspection and maintenance schedule. Vehicle-operating manuals will often suggest a maintenance routine. Documentation is key.
3. Create fleet policies and procedures that could include:
4. Create a fleet safety manual for drivers. Each driver should have access to a copy. If each driver has read and has access to the policies and procedures, there is no excuse not to abide by them.
5. Communicate any policy/procedure changes to all drivers. Have them sign to acknowledge that they understand the new policy/procedure and will abide by it.
6. Encourage drivers to give feedback and suggestions about how to improve fleet safety.
7. Ensure drivers receive regular training. Provide refresher courses.
8. Ensure vehicles are stored in a safe place after hours to prevent theft.
9. Reward and publicize safe driving.
10. Ensure drivers know the procedure to follow in the case of an incident/accident.
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