Driver safety is more than just wearing a seatbelt. Drivers not only need to understand safety precautions and how to operate the vehicle, but they also must know how to respond to adverse conditions. Take the steps necessary to prepare drivers and help to protect your organization with these tips.


Help Prevent Vehicle Theft in Your Organization

Many organizations rely on vehicles each day to carry out their operations. Unfortunately, vehicle theft and vandalism have become increasingly common.

Help Your School Bus Passengers Stay Safe

As a school bus driver, you should make sure that students behave well to avoid becoming distracted while driving.

Help Improve Driver Safety Through a Vehicle Accident Review Program

Your organization must establish effective ways to manage driver behaviors on an ongoing basis by analyzing data received from current sources and promptly addressing poor behaviors.

Why You Should Be Listening To Your Safety Manager

If your organizational safety manager is not actively involved, then you are missing out on a great opportunity to help protect your assets and control your insurance expenses.

Understanding the Importance of a Motor Vehicle Record Policy

Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) are important because they provide a “snapshot” of a driver’s recent history and can help determine driving privileges within your organization.

Selecting and Qualifying Professional Drivers

All companies are responsible for hiring competent and qualified employees. If a company has no formal hiring policy, the legal theory of negligent entrustment suggests that the company could be exposed to serious liability for acts of its employees.

Negligent Entrustment: What It Is and Why You Should Be Concerned

All companies are responsible for hiring competent and qualified employees. If a company has no formal hiring policy, the legal theory of negligent entrustment suggests that the company could be exposed to serious liability for acts of its employees.

Minimize Liability When Using Personal Vehicles

While the circumstances may be out of your control, your organization could still be liable for what happened.

Understanding Federal Regulations: Is Your Vehicle Regulated and What Does That Mean?

Based on the characteristics of your organizational vehicles and their use, your organization may be subject to regulations at both the state and federal levels.

Pre- and Post-Trip Vehicle Condition Report

Drivers should consider this checklist when completing a thorough inspection of the vehicle's condition before and after each trip.

Understanding the Risks of 15-Passenger Vans

Make roadways safer by practicing these measures while operating a 15-passenger van.

Improving Driver Selection with Road Tests

Road tests are designed to assist with the overall driver selection process and to evaluate safe driving performance. A course of approximately 10 to 12 miles including city, rural and interstate driving is utilized for the road test. A driver is shown a map of the route and is given time to become familiar with the vehicle before the test begins.

Distracted Driving Kills

Distracted driving accidents are on the rise. While overall vehicle accidents are decreasing, 20% of all injury crashes are related to distracted driving.

Thwart Injuries and Property Damage this Winter by Taking Preventative Measures

As we take in the joys of the holiday season, don’t forget to also take a few steps to prevent potential disasters. Protect your employees, clients, volunteers and property this winter by taking precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of damage caused by common winter hazards such as freezing pipes or icy parking lots.

Tire Safety for Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks

Protection against avoidable breakdowns and crashes, improved vehicle handling, better fuel economy, and increased tire life – these are just a few of the reasons to take five minutes every month to check a vehicle’s tires. Simply follow the procedures outlined below to check a vehicle’s tires.

At Great American, not only do we take loss control seriously, we try to make it easier for our customers to operate in a safer environment. From thermal imaging, various training sessions, and educational information such as our Safety Topics, we provide specialized services to reduce loss potential, loss costs, and control unsafe acts and conditions.

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