If you run a company that relies on the use of vehicles then you should take every step you can in order to make them safe. Below are some of the best ways to do this.
Hire reliable drivers
There are many measures you can take in order to keep your company vehicles safe but when they’re actually being used, the best way to prevent the risk of damage, theft, liability claims etc. is to hire reliable drivers. Reliable drivers that have a clean driving history and plenty of experience will be much less likely to be involved in incidents that could damage your vehicles and cost your business money.
Reliable, experienced drivers is good not only for protecting your vehicles but it can also save you money by lowering your insurance costs.
Get a good insurance policy
Whatever type of vehicles you have, you’ll need to get a good insurance policy to cover them for risks such as theft, fire damage, vandalism and write offs. A fleet policy is usually the best idea since it’s easier to manage than separate policies and usually a lot cheaper too.
If you have trucks that need to be insured and you’re looking to get truck insurance at a good price then it’s always a good idea to get as many quotes as possible. There are many insurance comparison services out there now that make getting quotes from different providers a breeze.
Install security devices in vehicles
Any modern vehicles will come with an alarm as standard but there are extra measures you can take in order to make them more secure. For example, having trackers installed in your vehicles is an excellent way to ensure that you are able to recover them if one was stolen.
Good driver training is also important to help keep your vehicles secure. For example, ensuring that your drivers always look the vehicle when they’re away from it and that they don’t leave any valuables on display i.e. a phone or tablet.
Make your premises secure
In addition to hiring reliable drivers and installing security devices in your vehicles themselves, you should also take steps to make your premises as secure as possible. Some very reliable ways to make your business premises secure is to install an alarm, security lights, CCTV and barbed wire/spikes.
When combined these security measures can be a very effective deterrent to would-be thieves and vandals.