3 Concerns You May Have with Employees Driving

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When you have employees driving for your business, you can look at in several different ways.

For one, it is good that they can use company or personal vehicles to get work done for you. On the flip side of the coin, you may worry about their safety out on the roads.

So, if you have workers out there on the roads during company hours, are you concerned about them?

Types of Vehicles Do Matter

In looking at any concerns you may have with your employees behind the wheel, focus on the following:

  1. Reasons for being out there – You first want to make sure your employees need to be out on the roads in the first place. Other than using their vehicles or mass transit to get to and from work, do they need to be driving during work hours? Yes, many businesses have to make deliveries. As a result, employees can be out on the roads for any given number of hours during the day or night. That said you want to be sure all such times behind the wheel are in fact justified. There may be options you have such. These would include more online shopping for customers and someone else makes deliveries. If some employees are going out in vehicles to meet with clients, can some of this be handled differently? It may instead be over the phone or via teleconferencing. While driving may well be necessary at times, always make sure you have a reason for it.
  2. Make sure vehicles are safe – As key as it may be for you to have workers on the roads, make sure vehicles they have are safe. You may well have a fleet of vehicles that you use for company business. If so, can you depend on them? If considering buying some more vehicles, be sure to do your research. If you move ahead with a license plate lookup on any used vehicle you may buy, you take a step in the right direction. Such a lookup can help you to gather more details about the vehicle in question. From any accident history to recalls and more, get to know a vehicle as much as you can. This lessens the chances of buying something that is an accident waiting to happen.
  3. Distractions can’t get in the picture – Finally, your employees are like anyone else. There may well be a temptation at times to take their focus off the roads for a second or two. Remember, that is all the time it takes for an accident to occur. From not answering cell phone calls to making them and texting, cell phones tend to be a big cause of accidents. Drill home to your workers that the calls and texts can wait until they are safely off the road. When your employees driving for you are focused on the road, the chance for accidents goes down.

In making sure your employees are responsible drivers, do all you can to get them in safe cars and focus on safety.

So, do you have concerns or are you pretty confident your workers driving for you will be safe and sound?