The economy is humming along. Many business owners are thinking about expanding. They are hiring more truck drivers and couriers to keep up with their needs. And, they are investing in new vehicles to expand their abilities.
No matter what industry you are in, you are likely ready to expand right now. However, with high demand, it is essential to maintain safety. Be sure to update your commercial auto insurance policy. And hire with a focus on safety.
Who Are You Bringing On Board?
When hiring drivers, it is important to choose professionals with a solid safety record. Depending on state laws, background checks are usually a must. Consider the experience of the driver applicants, a well. If you're evaluating a sales agent, for instance, you need to be sure they're capable of performing well on the job. Focus on performance and safety. This can significantly increase your ability to keep your team on the road. It also reduces the need to overpay for commercial auto insurance.
Follow Your Drivers For Safety
Many times, business owners have no idea what happens when an employee leaves their property in their truck. Where they go and how long they drive is not always easily accessible information. However, the new Electronic Logging Device mandate ensures a driver's movement is accessible. It is possible to know where the driver is going and how long they're on the road. This information can help you to keep the drivers safe.
You may also want to consider additional security measures. GPS units can offer some guidance. GPS systems or smart devices can help track your team. They also increase your ability to protect your assets. You do not want your vehicles or the contents of them stolen, and GPS tracking can help lessen the changes of this happening. Of course, if they do occur, your commercial auto insurance can help your business recover.
Keep your Dean, Heckle & Hill agent up to date on the steps you take. Your agent will ensure your commercial auto insurance policy is always up to date. And the agent can help you ensure you have the best coverage options for your business' specific needs.