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September 21, 2012

Avoid Big Cost of On-the-Job Crashes: 10 Best Practices for Driver Training

Truck Safety SignsAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the average employer cost for an on-the-job vehicle crash is $16,500; if the accident results in an injury, the cost spikes to $74,000. If there's a fatality, expect a financial hit of $500,000 or more.

And those figures don't fully account for insurance premium hikes, legal fees, loss of business (from bad PR) and other potential fallout. FleetFinancials has published 10 Best Practices to help fleet executives reduce the risk and frequency of company vehicle incidents. From the hiring process to post-incident training, you'll get good advice that can help you improve driver safety and protect your organization's reputation - and bottom line.

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