Your CDL drivers are under growing government scrutiny these days. Now more than ever the feds are keeping tabs on them, and your company, to ensure that safe drivers and equipment are on the road. The bottom line is that safer roads benefit everyone in many ways.
But don’t forget your drivers who do not hold a CDL. After all, you have sales reps, technicians, even AR/AP team members who use a company or personal vehicle for business every day. Their driving records must meet the standards of your insurance carrier.
It is wise to regularly check the license status of these non-CDL drivers. Since the license status of your CDL drivers needs to be checked yearly, use that time to check the license status of ALL drivers. Remember: A sales rep who gets into an accident with injuries while driving with a suspended or revoked license can cause you just as much trouble as a fuel truck driver who is involved in a similar accident.
Contributed by Steven J. Austin of LABORCHEX.
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