The 2021 Week of Webinars featured 16 fleet professionals speaking on eight different safety-related topics, and we’ve compiled one key takeaway from each webinar that you can take home to your fleet.
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Fleets with a proactive approach to driver engagement have the easiest time building a professional development program. If a fleet reaches out to their drivers on a consistent basis—especially after they experience a positive event—their drivers will be more likely to accept training from them.
The biggest risk to a fleet’s data security is their own employees. While some cyber criminals steal data by bypassing an organization’s firewall, most access data by tricking employees into granting them access. Fleets should train their employees on how to spot phishing emails and other forms of cyberattacks.
Fleets should follow the “Three T’s of Proper Engagement,” to improve their driver retention numbers:
- Treatment – Addressing drivers in a positive and forthcoming way.
- Transparency – Being open about the decisions management makes.
- Trust – Following through on promises made to drivers.
In this era of rising Nuclear Verdicts, the fleets that make serious investments in technology are the ones that will thrive. While there are no cure-alls for Nuclear Verdicts, fleets can use technology to organize their data, spot inconsistencies in their processes, and identify the root causes of their liability.
Before a fleet can improve their safety culture, they need to answer the question, “What are the core values that will guide our safety culture?” From there, every decision they make will flow naturally. They can evaluate every policy decision they make based on whether it aligns with their core values and reject a policy if it doesn’t.
When implementing a new piece of technology, a useful metric for success is to minimize the number of people who think “This is being done to me, rather than for me.” It’s important fleet leaders ensure every employee impacted by a technology understands why it’s being implemented, how it will help, and how to use it.
In 100% of Nuclear Verdict cases where a fleet tried to hide, misrepresent, or otherwise spoil their data, they lost the case. The only way out is through: Fleets must organize their data and use it to prevent crashes if they want to avoid becoming a statistic. Avoiding your own data can cause a liability disaster.
Fleets should get involved in the local, state, and national trucking associations relevant to their work. In doing so, they can start to build relationships in the trucking community, obtain information on upcoming rule changes, and even become a prominent voice in the trucking industry.
Liked What You Saw During the Week of Webinars?
This week, we discussed coaching drivers, reducing turnover, lowering insurance costs, building a safety culture, and so much more. Why did we select these topics for the Week of Webinars?
Every session this week focused on a topic where Safety Suite® has helped fleets unlock massive improvements in those categories, including:
- Reducing crashes by 52%
- Improving driver retention by 43%
- Reducing claims costs by 48%
…and so much more.
If you’d like to learn more about how Safety Suite helps fleets prevent crashes, retain drivers, and lower insurance costs, watch a 2-minute demo or sign up for a deep dive here.