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Recruit & Retain: Trucking Edition

Jun 24, 2020

We know carriers have safety at the heart of everything they do, but in these weird times, there are extra precautions that carriers might need to plan in order to manage a mass return to work, and ensure everyone’s safety. 

And who better to discuss safety than Darren Beard, Senior Loss Control Consultant over at Lockton, the world’s largest independent insurance brokerage. 

Because there are certain elements of returning to work that you might not have considered, for example: have you thought about how you’re going to bring your drivers back? What information do you need to pass on to them? What will the impact on a driver’s sleep pattern be? Do you need to adjust your training and onboarding practices to maintain everyone’s safety? Who makes those risk management decisions? 

“The perception is that the trucking industry is just humming along. But there's a lot of people that are not putting in those miles right now. And that is going to have an effect on safety and what they're going to be used to handling if they've been out of work for any period of time.”

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The human element of trucking
  • How carriers are keeping their people safe
  • Potential regulations guiding driver safety
  • Planning for when we ‘return to normal’
  • The impact on sleep patterns of going back to work
  • Defensive driving


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