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The Top 6 Fleet Safety Program Improvement Strategies (Infographic)

Roadway incidents accounted for 1,982, which is 38.2% of the total workplace fatalities in 2021, and have been the chief source of occupational fatalities for over 20 years and counting. Preventing commercial vehicle-related incidents starts with a strategic safety program, but what measures are the most successful?

March 12, 2024

Over the last five years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has added an average of 2,783 fleets to its high-risk commercial motor vehicle list. Even after interventions in the form of warnings, safety audits, and or formal written plans to change their procedures, many organizations struggle to improve their safety records.

“There is no individual silver bullet when it comes to effectively addressing fleets; from quality training, safety culture, and supportive technologies, it takes a multitude of efforts to have a meaningful impact,” said Vik Ramaswamy, Director, Risk Services at Safety National. “That said, the most impactful decision any fleet or operations manager can make is hiring the right people who have a demonstrated history of safe driving. Motor vehicle records (MVRs) capture that story and, per the FMCSA’s data, tell the tale quite accurately.”

Here, we review the best practices identified by the FMCSA in reversing poor safety records.


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