THE PROMPT Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Volume 4, No. 6, June 2012

Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 4, No. 6, June 2012



Fleet Management Basics
Part 2: The Driver

The bad news: the cause of most collisions is the driver. The good news: the solution is largely manageable.
Sadly, 85% of fleet managers do not follow basic risk management procedures when it comes to drivers. Driver Classification and Driver Vetting can have a significant, positive impact on your costs and safety record. Driver Classification includes checking driverâ•˙s licenses and records, while Driver Vetting means screening new drivers and allowing only qualified people behind the wheel.

Driver Classification
If someone is driving for you, or is using their personal vehicle as part of their job, you have both a right and a responsibility to know their driving record.
Begin by creating a profile for each of the drivers at your company. These profiles should detail the driverâ•˙s age, time with the company, driving record, prior experience, mileage, and accident record. Compare each profile with the top seven driver claim causes and look for potential problems:

Top Seven Claims Causes (excluding glass)

  • Hit while parked
  • Impact – no other vehicle
  • Third party hit insured in rear
  • Insured hit third party in rear
  • Vandalism or malicious damage
  • Insured hit third party
  • Insured reversed into third party

In some parts of Canada, Insured hit animal is another common claim.

Driver Vetting
No one will tell you they’re a bad driver, but vetting drivers with bad records before you hire them is just common sense. Use a standard application form, complete medical or health questionnaire and eyesight test, and perform the following evaluation:

  • Check for a Driver Abstract or Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Check the driver’s license class and any endorsements
  • Confirm length of driving experience by license class held
  • Perform a police check
  • Collect claims and accident history from previous employer
  • Check references
  • Conduct a road test
  • Conduct an aptitude/knowledge test

If you use a Driver Pool or Driver Agency, ensure their practices and standards are similar to yours.
With commitment, forethought and planning, the risks and costs of managing your fleet of vehicles can be minimized. It is not only your responsibility to ensure safe operation of your vehicles, it is just good business.

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CARI’s 71st Annual Convention
June 21 – 23, 2012
at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
in Ottawa
Registration information is now online

B.C. Chapters Golf Tournament
July 18, 2012
at Richmond Country Club

CARI’s National Golf Tournament
August 16, 2012
at Heron Point Golf Links
in Alberton ON

Quebec Chapter’s Golf Tournament
September 12, 2012
at The Joliette Golf Club

CARI’s 15th Annual Consumers Night
October 15, 2012
at the Fairmont Royal York
in Toronto

For information on CARI events contact Donna Turner at (905) 426-9313.


June 18 – 20 New York, NY
Steel Success Strategies XXVII

August 28 – 29 Austin, TX
Resource Recycling Conference
Resource Recycling

September 6 – 7 Shanghai, China
Resources Recycling Industry Exhibition

September 19 – 20 Dallas, TX
E-Scrap Conference

September 19 – 21 Shanghai, China
World Scrap Metal Conference

September 27 – 28 Amsterdam, Netherlands
2nd Annual SBB Steel Raw Materials Europe

September 12 – 14 Amsterdam, Netherlands
17th Annual International Congress for Battery Recycling

October 24 – 26 ; Victoria, B.C.
Coast Waste Management Association Anuual Conference

November 12 – 15 ; Toronto, ON
Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo
Messe Frankfurt

Novermber 13 – 16 Guangzhou, China
Electronics Recycling Asia

Canadian Association of Recycling Industries(CARI-ACIR)
Association Canadienne Des Industries du Recyclage
682 Monarch Ave. Unit 1
Ajax, Ontario
Canada L1S 4S2
Tel: 905 426-9313
Fax: 905 426-9314
Contact: Donna

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