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Avoid the High Cost of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents and other violations on the job are expensive, which is why continuous motor vehicle report monitoring is critical for your drivers. Let’s take a look at how MVR monitoring protects your business. 

A Closer Look at Accidents

Before we get to the value of MVR monitoring, it’s worth taking a quick moment to emphasize just how costly driving accidents can be. 

  • Driving accidents are common. Some estimates say that the fleet accident rate is as high as 20% annually, meaning that one out of every five of your drivers is likely to have an accident this year. 
  • Accidents cost money and the costs go up exponentially depending on their severity.
    • Fender benders – $6000
    • Non-fatal injuries – $60,000
    • Fatalities – $600,000+
  • Accidents also result in missed work days and costs associated with replacing drivers.
  • High accident rates cause insurance premiums to go up. 
  • Accidents can jeopardize your standing with the DOT and incur extra penalties, fines, paperwork, and corrective action.
  • A record of accidents will lead to lost customers and reputation damage.

The Solution: Ongoing MVR Monitoring

If you employ drivers, you run an MVR prior to hiring to ensure the individual met your high standards for safe driving. MVR monitoring continuously monitors your drivers’ MVRs and watches for new, relevant information such as the following:

  • Speeding tickets 
  • Accidents
  • DUIs/DWIs
  • Other motor vehicle violations 
  • License suspensions or revocations
  • Safety violations
  • Medical certificate downgrades

All your drivers are enrolled in continuous monitoring, and you are kept up to date with real-time information. Your background check provider gets an alert whenever this type of new info shows up on a monitored MVR. When a signal is received, a full MVR is pulled, and you are informed so you can take action as warranted. Driving accidents are common. Some estimates say that the fleet accident rate is as high as 20% annually, meaning that one out of every five of your drivers is likely to have an accident this year.

The Value of MVR Monitoring

Ongoing MVR monitoring is a step above the minimum standard of annual MVR reviews. Lots can happen in a year, and your drivers likely aren’t going to self-report problems in the meantime. To lower the risk of accidents and protect your business, you need real-time data about the safety of your drivers. Continuous monitoring is a powerful tool that identifies risky behaviors and allows you to take action. With the help of ongoing monitoring, you can do the following:

  • Correct dangerous driving habits
  • Remove risky drivers from the road
  • Identify problems quickly
  • Avoid out-of-service emergencies 
  • Avoid fines 
  • Prevent costly accidents
  • Improve the safety of your fleet
  • Protect your business and your bottom line

You simply can’t afford to forego continuous MVR monitoring. Talk to your background check provider today about developing and implementing an ongoing monitoring program. 

All your drivers are enrolled in continuous monitoring, and you are kept up to date with real-time information. Your background check provider gets an alert whenever this type of new info shows up on a monitored MVR.

If you employ drivers, you run an MVR prior to hiring to ensure the individual met your high standards for safe driving. MVR monitoring continuously monitors your drivers’ MVRs and watches for new.

If you employ drivers, you run an MVR prior to hiring to ensure the individual met your high standards for safe driving. MVR monitoring continuously monitors your drivers’ MVRs and watches for new, relevant information such as the following:

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