Protecting your drivers means more than just putting together a good insurance plan for them and their vehicles. It also means being there to support their needs in the field. That means having resources to deal with mechanical breakdowns, a set of processes for handling conflict with customers, and providing resources that help improve trucker safety at your company. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, it’s important that drivers understand the new trucker safety measures issued by the CDC, as well as how they relate to other required safety precautions and procedures.
Changing the Way You Do Business
During times like these, it’s necessary to curb close social contact. That means your drivers might not be able to operate on the same handshake and a smile basis they’re used to, but distancing keeps people safe. That means adding regular rounds of surface disinfection to loading and unloading procedures, to make sure there’s no residual contamination from the last person to handle doors and handles. It also means curbing team driving as much as possible, with extra safety measures in place for both parties if one can’t be avoided. These changes will take some getting used to, but they’re the best way to make sure your team stays safe while meeting the needs of your customers.