5 Tips to Keep Your Drivers 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.

  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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.

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