What is a Major Violation When Considering New Hires?
When it’s time to hire drivers for your trucking company, one of the first things I recommend is reviewing your applicants motor vehicle report. One thing insurance carrier’s look for when evaluating your drivers list is if they have any major violations. What’s considered a major violation?
- Alcohol/Drug Suspension
- Driving with Suspended/Revoked or no License
- Driving under Influence of Alcohol/Drugs
- Driving on Wrong Side of Road/Left of Center
- Driving without Required Insurance
- Failure to Obey/Eluding Officer
- Financial Responsibility Suspension
- Fleeing Scene of Accident/Falsify Report
- Intoxicants/Drugs in Vehicle
- Motor Vehicle Felony/Larceny
- Nonmoving Suspension
- Racing/Exhibition Driving
- Reckless Driving/Without Regard to Safety
- Speeding – Major (20 mph or more over the speed limit)
- Texting while Driving
- Unlawful Use of/Altering Driver License
- Vehicular Homicide/Manslaughter/Assault
As always, you can count on the commercial truck insurance professionals at The Daniel & Henry Company to assist you through challenging claims and all of our insurance, risk management, and safety issues. Contact us today to discuss solutions for your transportation risk management program.