A policy to protect your business

A policy to protect your business

Safety can be most noticeable when it’s absent. A company neglects safety at its own peril—especially when a team of professional drivers is at the heart of the business. Those drivers need clear messaging from leadership emphasizing the importance of safety to the company—and what it entails.

A healthy safety culture starts with a policy statement that sets expectations for both management and employees in the operation of motor vehicles. It needs to cover the right bases, and it must be communicated plainly and regularly across the enterprise. All personnel should be held accountable for always adhering to the policy.

iiX wants to help employers bring best practices to creating, communicating, and implementing a safety policy. We’ve put that knowledge into a new white paper, Safety Policy for Motor Vehicle Operators.

The paper provides guidance on:

  • the business reasons for having a safety policy
  • how to ensure all employees receive and understand the policy
  • sample wording for a minimum policy
  • specific practices and behaviors that should be covered by the policy

This is part of our continuing efforts to support safety for our customers and the wider trucking industry. It’s good business practice for everyone.

As an iiX customer, you can count on our support in keeping your operation safe with driver and employee screening solutions, motor vehicle reports, driver risk management, and more. If you’re not using our services yet, but you’d like to explore better ways to manage your team, please reach out to us. We’re always happy to talk.

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Michael Rendón is a product manager of the Verisk Analytics iiX unit, a premier provider of motor vehicle reports (MVRs) and pre-employment screening services. He is also supervisor of the National Accounts Management team. He joined iiX in 2018. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences.

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