Fleet Safety Assessment

Assessment Introduction

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    Welcome to the Fleet Safety IQRM!

    Safety and compliance by motor carriers have received significant attention since 2010 when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created a national database of the more than 3.5 million annual roadside inspections, 100,000 accident investigations, and other reports. The sheer number of motor carriers operating in the U.S., miles driven, and passengers transported greatly increases the probability of accidents, safety incidents, and violations of regulatory requirements. These risks can be managed and mitigated, but they require thorough and consistent programs and procedures. 

    Please click below to begin a 16 statement survey to gain your organization’s IQRM Effectiveness Risk Audit Score for Fleet Safety.

    Question 1

    To what extent does your organization have a system for ensuring the continued qualification of drivers, including proper licensing and identifying drivers who are not complying with safety regulations?

    Question 2

    To what degree does your organization review drivers’ employment and driving histories, to determine whether they are competent and qualified to drive safely?

    Question 3

    To what degree does your organization review the records of drivers at least once every 12 months and maintains a record of these reviews?

    Question 4

    My organization has procedures to monitor drivers’ hours of service, perform continuing review of drivers’ logs and ensure compliance with hours-of-service requirements.


    Question 5

    How would you rate your organization’s training/testing program on drug and alcohol use by drivers?

    Question 6

    To what extent does your organization have a system and procedures for inspection, repair and maintenance of its vehicles in a safe condition, and for preparing and preserving related records?

    Question 7

    How well has your organization defined a crash for purposes of setting standards and determining appropriate responses?

    Question 8

    How would you rate your organization’s procedures for demonstrating compliance with FMCSA safety requirements within 48 hours of receipt of a request from the FMCSA or other authorized federal or state officials?

    Question 9

    To what degree does your organization offer training in handling hazardous materials and have a system and procedures for complying with hazmat regulations?

    Question 10

    How effective is your organization’s system for tracking driver fitness, including medical conditions and treatments that could preclude drivers for reporting for duty?

    Question 11

    How would you quantify your organization’s program for monitoring vehicle accidents and maintaining an accident register?

    Question 12

    To what degree are accident files maintained on each driver?

    Question 13

    To what extent does your organization provide a fleet-safety incentive program including driver safety awards?

    Question 14

    How would you rank your organization at establishing a means to measure and benchmark your progress as it relates to fleet safety (e.g. accidents per 100,000 hours, per million miles, etc.)?

    Question 15

    To what degree does your organization have a process to thoroughly investigate fleet accidents and report on steps to prevent future accidents (e.g. accident review committee)?

    Question 16

    How effective is your organization at handling all telematic and camera data on a timely basis?

    question 17

    How would you rate your organization at considering driver safety performance in performance reviews?

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