Commercial Driving: Safety Matters — to the Bottom Line

If your business employs drivers, or asks employees to drive on business, commercial auto insurance is a must. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your risk for claims, and help control premium costs.

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the more accidents a driver has had, the higher his or her risk for a future incident. The same trend holds true with moving violations — past performance does indicate a higher risk for the future.

In short, drivers with several violations, a serious accident, a suspension/revocation or a DUI are higher risks for future accidents. These three steps may help boost driving safety for your organization:

1) Check the driving records of new hires.

2. Keep track of your current driver’s safety record. In addition to keeping accurate on-the-job safety records, run a periodic check of existing employees driving records.

3. Consider offering or subsidizing a safe driving course for your employees.

Access First Insurance can help Eagle, Idaho area businesses find the right commercial and vehicle insurance. To get a quote or learn more about our services, contact us.