TRANSPORTATION/FLEET RESOURCES

CREST INSURANCE GROUP

Take Advantage of Our Safety, Compliance & Training Programs

Driver behavior can affect your commercial auto fleet’s performance and your bottom line. Our team at Crest Insurance Group is dedicated to working with companies to help minimize their risk, provide proper training tools to employees, and ultimately reduce claims. We offer comprehensive risk management solutions that fit a variety of transportation needs as well as Custom Fleet Safety Programs. Crest has the resources to ensure you reach your safety goals.
Our in-house services add on to your current practices and provide you with cost-effective training, compliance, and safety programs you need for your business. Below are some of the resources available.

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Fleet Development Programs

Safety Briefs

Safety First Series

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course

Fleet Safety Development Program

For fleet organizations, an effective safety program and safety training is critical. A fleet safety program establishes the policies and procedures that are needed to ensure a safe work environment for employees and the public. It can also help protect against liability for vehicle accidents – a significant exposure for most fleets – and helps control internal accident costs. Teaming with Crest’s Risk Management Dept, other benefits can include:
  • The development of a strong safety culture
  • Greater employee satisfaction and reduced turnover
  • Fewer fines and penalties for failing to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Positive public image
  • More affordable insurance
  • Business success resulting from better service, productivity and profitability
To be effective, a formal fleet safety program should address a range of activities related to driver selection, management, and training; vehicle operation and maintenance; and accident management. Although not every fleet is the same, there are key safety program components that are common to most fleets. Let us assist you with your Fleet Safety Program from the ground up or if you just need a refresher. Crest is here to help! If interested send us an email: safety@crestins.com

Cab Report Review

Central Analysis Bureau or CAB for short is the leading provider of comprehensive reports compiled from FMCSA and other federal and state authorities. This report is the accepted industry standard underwriters use to benchmark the health of a transportation company. CAB is built with multiple functions to break down the data and identify problem areas before they affect your authority. Vehicle history and available driver information are some key factors in inspection data collection. Search inspection, crash and violation history for vehicle or driver. Crest will not only process your CAB report, but also review and provide you with invaluable information.

Safety Manual Review

A safety Manual is a collection of relevant safety processes and procedures you expect your employees to follow. This is a written plan to address many safety related functions within your organization. These manuals are specific to the hazards you would normally expect in your industry. There is no one size fits all when it comes to a successful Safety Program or plan. This starts with identifying your specific hazards and putting together a plan to mitigate these hazards. You will have all the required standards bound in one place for you and others to reference. Is it time to revise your safety manual? Let Crest help you get started.

Accident Investigation

One of the most important functions of a proper accident investigation is to identify the facts surrounding the accident. We too often try to identify who or what was at fault and this effort may conceal the true root cause of the accident. The root cause may be more complicated than you suspect.
There are several recommended steps to completing an accident investigation. A supervisor or manager would likely oversee an investigation, but it is important for employees to understand the process. Employees will need to get involved as well to help control loss and to prevent future occurrences. Remember find facts, not faults. Let a Crest team member help you in following the appropriate steps in your investigation that should include the following:
    • Respond to the emergency
    • Identify witnesses
    • Collect evidence / record data
    • Conduct interviews
    • Review the data
    • Prepare an investigation report
    • Implement corrective action
    • Follow up

Telematics

The term “telematics” is a combination of two areas of technology: telecommunications and informatics. Today’s fleet telematics systems have come a long way from simple vehicle GPS location information to data that provides a wealth of information about both the vehicle and its operator. Telematics systems can contain data recorders, GPS, black boxes, and most important camera systems. These devices become telematics devices, capable of transmitting data from the vehicle to a fleet or safety manager. This technology can gather information on vehicles and drivers.
The use of vehicle telematics is the next step in improving the safe operation of motor vehicle fleets. Employee’s performance can be observed, coached, and managed and from there. If you can measure it, you can improve it! This has become an insurance and industry requirement in today’s high-tech fleet and safety environment. By using this technology and the wealth of information it can provide, fleet and safety managers can collect data that will aid in developing specific training programs that can positively modify driving behavior.
The use of vehicle telematics is the next step in improving the safe operation of motor vehicle fleets. Employee’s performance can be observed, coached, and managed and from there. If you can measure it, you can improve it! This has become an insurance and industry requirement in today’s high-tech fleet and safety environment. By using this technology and the wealth of information it can provide, fleet and safety managers can collect data that will aid in developing specific training programs that can positively modify driving behavior.
Crest has teamed up with Lytx, and other industry leading telematics providers and can develop a plan that fits your needs.
Below are a few benefits from telematics technology.
  • Fuel management and reporting
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Delivery tracking
  • Route optimization
  • Cargo integrity and tracking
  • Real-time remote fleet tracking
  • Customer satisfaction through
  • Faster response
  • Driver exoneration

Weekly Safety Briefs

This weekly email provides detailed safety topics your managers can use to effectively communicate your company’s safety message. These short topics can be used to enhance your current safety message with fresh ideas and bullet points. These 3-5 minute briefs help keep your safety message on target without sacrificing valuable time.

Safety First Training Sessions

This training session focuses on the most common driving challenges we face as professional drivers.

Driving

  • S – Space to the front and sides
  • A – Aware of your surroundings
  • F – Far as you can see down the road
  • E – Eyes moving, check mirrors
  • T – Time to react and timely use of warning devices
  • Y – Your full attention to driving

Backing

  • F – Forward avoid backing
  • I – Isolate yourself when parking
  • R – Reverse upon arrival, to avoid backing
  • S – Slowly back up and sound your horn
  • T – Turn your head, use mirrors, be aware of blindspots

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course

The most dangerous part of an employee’s workday is when they’re on the road. Just one work-related motor vehicle collision could affect your organization’s productivity and finances, but more importantly, the health and future of your employees.
Crest has teamed with National Safety Council and has a certified DDC trainer available for classes in person or online. NSC Driver Safety curriculum, standardized across the nation, uses the latest research-based techniques, and examines driver behavioral patterns, attitudes, and habits.