Steps that owners of trucking fleets can take to help avoid big-rig accidents. As an employer, taking steps to maintain a safe truck fleet is top priority. It ensures that your employees are healthy, other motorists on the road aren't at risk, and that your bottom line wont be impacted by a tragic accident. Below are tips to minimize risk and keep your truck drivers safe on the roads.
In some instances, when a driver is in a truck accident, the employer may be held responsible, especially if they failed to keep their trucks up to safety and maintenance standards. A trucker has a duty to drive in accordance with safety standards and report any deviations in unsafe driving. If an employer allows drivers to drive beyond their safety standard and neglects to remove the problem, the drivers injuries are almost always their own fault.
It should go without saying, but every driver on the road must follow safety standards. Truck drivers have a vital role to play in keeping truck accidents to a minimum.
The following are 6 tips for employers which first appeared at the law blog at dolmanlaw.com: