Fleet and Driver Safety for Improved Performance



Our Focus

Fleet and Driver Safety for Improved Performance

The FSLC focuses on safety and compliance issues of companies to improve overall fleet, driver, and operational safety.  FSLC members benchmark and network – sharing best practices, lessons learned, new technologies, current issues, and creative solutions.

We are Unique

FSLC member companies have drivers who operate in dispersed, varying and uncontrolled environments, all while unsupervised!

Effective safety and prevention controls are difficult to implement and sustain.

FSLC companies operate locally, usually within 50 miles from a central depot or distribution center, materials yard, staging facility, or central office.  We operate short routes, make pick-ups and deliveries, take parts and materials to jobsites, deliver products directly to stores, handle waste and recycling, provide onsite services, make sales calls, and much more.

Topics We Discuss

Injury and crash prevention, DOT and OSHA compliance, supervisor development, leadership, fatigue, human error, culture, ergonomics, training, new employee onboarding, motivation, new technologies, incident investigation techniques, insurance related cost control, reputational value, improving efficiency, waste control, employee morale and turnover, and other current issues.

Unique Safety Challenges

Businesses engaged in local delivery of products and services face unique safety and risk management issues:

  1. At one moment the service or delivery employees are driving a delivery truck, step van, refrigerated truck, pick-up, other type of large vehicle – in the community and through city traffic, navigating parking lots and back of the store areas, while facing all the hazards of the road.
  2. The next moment drivers may be handling bulky materials in and out of the truck, using racks or other types of loading/unloading equipment, while facing potential strains and sprains, cuts or abrasions, chemical exposure, and slips and falls hazards. Or worse, the ever- present potential for vehicle crashes and injuries.
  3. Or they are providing services that may involve picking up parts and materials for delivery to a construction site, spraying chemicals, moving hoses, picking up waste and recyclables, going in and out of refrigerated areas, or other activities that pose significant risks for injury.