Safety Throughout the Year – As the owner of a fleet of vehicles, whether construction or transportation or something in between, you know the importance of safety – all the year through. But as 2019 comes to a close, it’s especially important to give ourselves reminders of why safety is critical when it comes to managing your fleet.
With the holidays comes more traffic on the roadways, which means you must focus on creating safer roadways for everyone out there. Think about creating a safety culture of sorts at your company to place a big priority on staying safe, both for your drivers and for everyone else on the road. It should be a way of life. Make that your New Year’s resolution as a responsible fleet owner!
Guaranteed, you will see the ripple effects extend far beyond what you thought could be possible. Here are a few ideas for you to implement.
Create a Safety Program with Rewards
Rewarding people is always a nice incentive, a great motivator if you will. Safety should be at the core of who you are and what you deliver. Train your employees to put safety at #1. To move this along, reward members of your team when they achieve safety milestones, whatever those may be. The reward can be cash, a gift card, plaque, or some other token that you appreciate their efforts toward safety.
Exhaustive Auditing and Technology
If you want to make and track measurable progress, you have to put in the work. You could put safety committees in place at each of your locations who are responsible for auditing and reporting on how the company is performing and measuring up against standards. This is what will hold your employees accountable. Set clear expectations and goals, and strive to meet them every single day.
Use technology to monitor and correct unsafe driving behavior, for instance. This also holds people accountable for their actions.
Room for Improvement
There’s always room for improvement, even if you put safety first. Make a resolution to put safety as a priority each day, not just in January but the whole year through.
As you look back at 2018, are you happy with the progress you’ve made, or disappointed? Use these answers to fuel your safety outlook for the coming year.
Happy New Year from Taylor Oil! Get in touch today if you need mobile or on-site fueling needs this holiday season and into 2020.