Did you know that if your employees operate a vehicle on your behalf for business purposes, the company then assumes all liability for their actions? If your drivers are involved in an accident and they are not properly licensed or had prior negative driving records, your company could be spending thousands of dollars in court costs and attorney fees. An essential step in helping to mitigate risk is to run MVR’s annually and use MVR’s when screening prospective employees.
What does a MVR Include?
- Candidate’s driving history for a selected period – Driving history varies by state (3, 5, 7, 10 years)
- Speeding or other moving violations
- Chargeable accidents
- DUI offenses
- Suspension or revocations
Commercial Driving history can include:
- Traffic violations
- Insurance lapses
- License suspensions
- Substance abuse problems including Driving Under the Influence records (DWI or DUI).
An important fact to note is that insurance carriers do not assume any responsibility for running annual MVR’s on drivers. Therefore, having a reliable provider in place is essential. Below are a few very user friendly sites that we have tried and liked.
Another important tool to have in place is a revised company Fleet Policy. If you are in need of a Fleet Policy or would like a review / update of your current policy, give us a call!