Driving away distraction

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Fleet safety represents a growing risk across Canada with distraction related incidents rising by 17% in just 4 years. Putting the right rules and reinforcements in place can help curb catastrophe.

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3 KEY OPPORTUNITIES FOR FLEET OPERATORS TO MITIGATE LOSS

(1) THE DISTRACTED DRIVER

  • In 2013 90% of Canadians admitted to some form of distracted driving.
  • How you can help prevent this:
    • Extensive training of safety processes and education for your drivers
    • Remove distractions by equipping your vehicles with hands-free mobile device technology

(2) THE RIGHT RULES

  • Invest in proper orientation for new employees and implement refresher training for existing drivers
  • Adhere to the Canadian National Safety Code and other regulatory requirements
  • Create an emergency response plan in the event that something goes wrong with the freight

(3) MITIGATION COLLABORATION

  • Using third party fleet consultants can bring valuable experience, insight, and can help manage regulatory compliance
  • Tools, such as tracking software, can help monitor risks and gaps across your entire fleet
  • Your broker can help promote safety best practices and help tweak a safety program that will help your overall risk profile

Read the full report with Mandip Hullait, RSA’s Assistant Vice-President for Global Specialty Lines Auto