You do just-in-time business to business delivery, hauling trailers of dairy products to stores. Just like with any transportation company, it’s time-sensitive. All professional driver accidents cost you money on claims, extra time between hauls, and an opportunity cost for hauling more. They might even cost you a client. You set aside a certain amount of revenue to new driver training every year to avoid losses. While that’s money that could go into marketing to find new clients, you rest easier knowing you’re doing the best you can to protect your drivers. But guess what? Despite the training, your drivers still have accidents.

When companies spend money on training and their drivers still have accidents, it’s frustrating, even if the training paid for itself twice over. Sometimes we hear people ask why even bother if drivers still crash. The fact is, even trained professional drivers might have accidents. In 2014 alone, 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes. Training still matters, though. There are steps you can take beyond the initial training so your drivers have less accidents.

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