According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. job market is excellent for workers. The unemployment rate has not been this low for about half a century, and wages are rising for low-skilled workers. Yet these trends also mean that the economy is in short supply of both low-skilled and high-skilled workers.
As employers are struggling to fill positions, it is important they still ensure the candidates they choose can fulfill the demands of the job. For jobs that involve driving, that means having a safe record. Though training, such as defensive driving, and policies, such as distracted driving policies, play a role in training and managing drivers, driving history is still a major indicator of future behavior.
Reviewing Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) is an essential way to keep track of employee driving habits on the road and make sure they are not engaging in any risky behavior. Yet checking MVRs annually is not enough.
New technology gives us the ability to track driver behavior in real time with continuous monitoring. At Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company, we understand the importance of continuous monitoring, so we have partnered with Samba Safety to help policyholders lower their risk of accidents. Samba Safety allows you to:
- Easily identify unsafe drivers
- Address risky behavior early on
- Lower frequency and costs of accidents
- Enforce safe driving policies
Get more info about Samba Safety and driver risk management here.