01 Sep Enhancing Fleet Safety with Driver History Profile (DHP)®: Leveraging Risk Assessments for Proactive Risk Mitigation
Why does fleet safety matter? For most organizations, keeping drivers safe is the core benefit, but there are numerous others. Good fleet safety lowers operational costs with fewer instances of time off the road. It builds reliability among customers and clients, as they know exactly what to expect when to expect it, and what they will need to pay. Fleet safety builds employer reputation, too, Yet, many factors play a role in creating a safe fleet, including driver risk profiling.
A fleet without safe drivers, professionals who understand the importance of safety and take every step to ensure it, cannot operate at its best. That’s where Fleet Response comes in to help with Driver History Profile (DHP)®, a unique opportunity that gives fleet managers the information and guidance they need to know exactly how safe their drivers are.
Take into consideration the benefits of leveraging risk assessment through Driver History Profile (DHP)®. It is one of the most hands-on, useful tools you have for proactive risk mitigation. With DHP, you gain insight you can use to make decisions that impact your drivers, customers, and business profitability.
Understanding Driver History Profile (DHP)®
DHP is a secure, web-based system that offers an easy-to-use interface to allow for quick and effective gathering of information. This system easily integrates into the tools you are already using as a fleet manager to manage your fleet with confidence. Consider some of the features and functionalities offered by DHP.
Electronic Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs)
Our MVR monitoring program provides fleet managers with access to electronic motor vehicle records. MVRs are a file where all information about your drivers and vehicles are stored. All drivers are assigned to a baseline MVR within this program. Then, those drivers without recent violations will automatically have an MVR run on an annual basis. Points are assigned based on your company’s policy, and those points are applied across all states in an equal format, allowing for a clear picture of what is occurring.
This provides real-time, 24-hour access to information. It enables fleet managers to gain information at any time and is maintained in an automated process, which ensures it is up to date.
Driver Risk Scoring and Profiling
Our driver risk profile services allow fleet managers to create a customizable and consistent point-based system. This system is used to classify drivers based on various risks and violations. There are standardized risk level thresholds set within your company policies. This provides you with clear monitoring of where drivers stand at any given time.
Integration of Claims and Violations
With Driver History Profile (DHP)®, you also gain an integrated system that allows you to see a full picture of your operations and goals. This includes monitoring of all violations by drivers, but also all claims. In many situations, it is an insight into claims that can help companies make very important decisions.
Online Driver Safety Training
The DHP program also incorporates online driver safety training. Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from ongoing training. Drivers have access to more than 70 online training lessons available in several languages to help them advance their skills and improve their safety skills.
Comprehensive Reporting Capabilities
Comprehensive reporting is critical for companies. It provides a way for companies to gain insight into the bigger picture. The DHP program enables fleet managers and others to access these reports to review and track progress, concerns, and opportunities.
Importance of Risk Assessment in Fleet Safety
Risk assessment is growing in importance across all fleets. The better-understood risk is, the more likely it is to create a cohesive plan to minimize costs, meet customer needs, and ensure driver safety. Risk assessment in fleet management provides a look at what is actually happening so that core opportunities can be found.
Consider the impact of driver behavior on overall fleet safety. If a driver is a safe driver, it benefits the entire company. Drivers with areas of improvement put the entire company at risk, including causing other drivers to have to make up for those faults, impacting customer relationships, creating vendor difficulties, and increasing costs.
Risk assessment has always been critically important, but traditional approaches to risk management are limited. They lack any real insight into not just what the problem is or where it originates, like a lack of training, but it also rely on people who are busy and often overworked to be able to update files and manage decision-making. An automated approach ensures those individuals are doing much more important work instead.
Leveraging DHP for Proactive Risk Mitigation
Driver History Profile (DHP)® creates the opportunity for proactive risk management. Proactive actions reduce costs before those costs impact your bottom line. With DHP, there is a way to see what’s occurring but also to determine what can be done to further improve risks.
The benefits of using DHP for risk management are numerous:
- Early identification of high-risk drivers: By recognizing the warning signs of a high-risk driver, companies are able to be proactive before a significant event, such as an accident, occurs. By identifying high-risk drivers, companies can also put in place training and strategies to help them improve.
- Customized driver training and intervention: One of the core values of DHP is that it enables companies to create a comprehensive but customized plan that meets their individual needs. This can help companies enhance operations in a way that fits their goals.
- Reducing accidents and incidents through targeted measures: From driver-specific to whole-fleet insights, DHP creates a way for companies and fleet managers to reduce accidents and incidents with warnings, driver training programs, and assessments.
- Lowering insurance premiums and costs: With fewer incidents and violations, insurance costs drop significantly, especially when this is maintained over time with consistency.
- Enhancing overall fleet safety culture: Creating a safety culture within your company not only shows that you value your drivers but also helps encourage new drivers to become part of the team.
Implementing DHP and Integrating Risk Assessment
Integrating driver risk profiling and driver performance overall into your operations enhances the way your business operates. With more insight into driver behavior, you gain benefits like risk reduction. But how hard is it to put this type of system into place?
One core component of the DHP program is that it offers safety solutions that are accessible. Implementing DHP within a fleet management system is done within a matter of a few steps, especially since the system is web-based with ample support and guidance.
Integrating risk assessment into fleet safety protocols is done with ample support and guidance, and every step of the way, there is help to make it possible through Fleet Response. More so, it is possible to utilize this tool to collaborate directly with insurance providers and other stakeholders.
Driver risk profiling, which is the core of what DHP offers, is one of the most important tools fleets have to stay on the road and meet their clients’ needs. Prioritizing fleet safety through proactive risk management, which incorporates strategies of risk reduction based on actual driver behavior, is one of the most impactful ways to improve business operations and lower costs.
More so, at Fleet Response, our resources are designed to be easy to implement and very hands-on, minimizing any concerns that drivers may have over time. Our values are clear – we offer customized tools that empower companies to compete, lower costs, and keep their team safe while still on the road to meet demand.
Fleet managers can easily explore the options and opportunities available through DHP to find out how they can impact your business. Implementing DHP for enhanced fleet safety is one of the most impactful tools you have for optimizing your business. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.