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Employees on the Road: The Benefits of Continuous Driver Monitoring

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If you screen employee driving records, you are probably invested in the safety of your drivers and their actions on the road. There is now an easier way to stay ahead of any potentially dangerous driving behaviors that could impact public safety and organizational liability. After all, poor employee driving reflects poorly on the organization.

 

Periodic screening is good

Screening driving records after the time of hire might be part of an employer’s risk management policy, but they are often required to remain compliant with regulations. Checking an employee's driving record can give you insights into potentially dangerous driving behaviors and tip you off to records obtained after the time of hire.

The timing of periodic driving record checks can vary – so there is a chance that periodic checks can leave you in limbo – unaware if an employee has a new record since their last check. SambaSafety found that 3-5% of drivers have a suspended license, often due to administrative issues. If an employee driver has a newly suspended license, it can immediately present a serious risk to the employer's brand and bottom line.

That’s not the only type of negative activity on a driving record. According to Verified Credentials user data in 2024, bulk screening projects on driving records, many of them annual updates, result in an average 27% discrepancy rate. Wouldn't you want to know about that as soon as possible?

 

Proactive driver monitoring might be better

Continuous driver monitoring is the new standard when you employ people who drive for work. This isn't just for driver positions anymore—think of everyone who might drive on the job, including sales and account management teams, those who travel for events, or even anyone who runs errands.

Employees enrolled in the driving records monitoring program are regularly checked for changes to their records. In many cases, updates pinpoint new events related to dangerous driving. The employer is notified immediately of any changes so they can actively make decisions rather than waiting for a periodic check later.

 

The unique benefits of continuous monitoring

Screening employee MVRs at any cadence helps you stay more informed than not. However, continuous driving record monitoring offers additional benefits.

  • Real-time updates for quick decisions — Getting record details as they are reported allows employers to make decisions quickly. Suppose you discover an employee driver has a new infraction for distracted driving now. Based on your company’s policies, you may decide to remove them from driving on the job months before you could do so with periodic screening, thereby mitigating risk.
  • On-the-spot safety and risk management — All forms of driving record checks give employers the chance to decide if they think their teams are safe on the road. However, continuous monitoring can provide employers with insights into potential safety and organizational risks at the moment. You might even avoid liabilities associated with employee accidents by preventing them from happening.
  • Reduced administrative time  Periodically checking employee driving records can require significant manual internal resources and time. Leveraging an automated continuous monitoring solution for changes removes that need and provides reports only for MVR changes that require your attention. As a bonus, SambaSafety research shows that employers save an average of $50,000 annually in administrative costs with monitoring versus periodic checks.

Time Savings - Continuous MVR Monitoring

Like other records, MVRs allow employers to make informed decisions. Continuous monitoring removes gaps where employers could be unaware of risky behavior. Instead, monitoring gives real-time insights on employee driving that can help keep the public and organization safe.

Start getting notified in real time if your employees present a risk while driving. Learn more about Verified Credentials' new continuous MVR monitoring ›

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Always consult with legal counsel for personalized guidance. Please request a demo for additional information about continuous driver monitoring services, including types of negative activity that may generate a new MVR report and availability by jurisdiction.

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