Managing the safety of a fleet is a daunting task given the many variables and uncertainty the environment poses: Will another driver cut off one of your buses? Will a pedestrian step off the curb without looking? Will inclement weather play a role among your fleet today? These are factors you cannot predict or control. Risky driving behavior, however, is something you can predict, and more importantly, prevent. driver risk management solutions make it possible to identify risky driving behaviors among your fleet and coach drivers before their behaviors result in collisions. Pay attention to driving behavior, let your drivers know you recognize their dedication to safety, you notice their driving and you care. Create a culture of safety and prevention that benefits your drivers, passengers and shareholders alike. Demonstrate that what they do really matters and that they, and they alone, make the difference in their bus, in your company, in your city and in our society.
You cannot do this without observation, measurement, feedback and consequences, but once you establish these relatively fundamental building blocks, you can create a strong culture where people are engaged and responsible with a self-directing work ethic that is full of pride and professionalism. Once you have done that, you have employed not just the body, but the mind and the heart as well.