AmeriFleet Shares Distracted Driving Policy for Employees

Distracted Driving

As fleets with vis­i­ble sig­nage on their vehi­cles know, you need to lead by exam­ple. Dri­vers are expect­ed fol­low safe dri­ving rules if they’re vehi­cle is essen­tial­ly a “rolling bill­board” for that city, com­pa­ny, or oth­er orga­ni­za­tion. Amer­i­Fleet Trans­porta­tion has tak­en on the chal­lenge of reduc­ing dis­tract­ed dri­ving by ask­ing its employ­ees to sign an agree­ment on the company’s pol­i­cy.

The dan­gers of dis­tract­ed dri­ving are well known in fleet man­age­ment, and the sta­tis­tics can be stag­ger­ing. Amer­i­Fleet is no longer tol­er­at­ing employ­ee tex­ting or talk­ing on a hand-held phone while oper­at­ing a com­pa­ny vehi­cle or while using a com­pa­ny-issued cell phone while dri­ving a per­son­al vehi­cle. This might include answer­ing or mak­ing calls and read­ing or respond­ing to e-mails and text mes­sages.

The com­pa­ny takes its pol­i­cy seri­ous­ly, and vio­la­tions of this pol­i­cy will lead to sus­pen­sion and/or ter­mi­na­tion. Employ­ees are asked to read the pol­i­cy, and sign a State­ment of Acknowl­edge­ment and return it to their man­ag­er.

You can down­load AmeriFleet’s Dis­tract­ed Dri­ving Pol­i­cy here. It’s a good mod­el to use for your employ­ees, fam­i­ly, and friends.



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