Drivers play a key role in load security

Drivers don’t have a lot of input on their company’s anti-theft strategy but they do play an important role.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Vice President of Transportation & Logistics Risk Control Michael Nischan says vehicle inspections, along with precise monitoring of Hours of Servicestatus, are good measures that keep the truck moving and reduce the likelihood of theft.

“Make sure the company has good pre-trip and post-trip inspection processes, good loading and unloading processes, that [the driver] sticks to maybe a 200 mile red zone – doesn’t stop within 200 miles if it’s a high-target type of commodity – those type of things all in unison,” he says. “It’s up to that driver to follow policies and procedures, to be consistent and to never make exceptions.”