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Incentive Programs

Implementing Driver Engagement Programs That Really Work

The way your drivers operate your vehicles affects every aspect of your business, from how much fuel is used to the number of accidents that occur (or don’t). But many fleets are missing the opportunity to leverage drivers’ cooperation to improve the safety and efficiency of their fleet operation.

Safety Programs with Monetary Incentives May Encourage Under-Reporting of Incidents

Do fleet safety incentives “dis-incentivize” the reporting of safety incidents, especially if employees are monetarily rewarded for achieving a low rate of incidents? Under the umbrella of these monetary-based safety incentive programs is not just cash or bonuses, but also award merchandise, award trips, paid days off, and upgraded vehicles or availability of driver amenity options. The question is whether they are potentially counter-productive to the intent of fleet safety programs?