Fleet Losses

Our trucking operation was experiencing a high frequency of accidents caused by improper backing. Our Westfield independent agent suggested we work with a risk control representative from Westfield. During the risk assessment, the representative also discovered we were having an issue with rear-end accidents. While the frequency for these was not as high, they presented the potential for a serious accident. She offered some practical suggestions to help manage backing claims, such as positioning our trucks to pull forward instead of backing out and placing a cone behind the vehicle during stops to remind the driver to check behind and around the vehicle before moving. With some simple changes, we were able to lower the frequency of our losses. She helped us establish a following distance program and set up a future visit to consult with us on managing rear end collisions. Through her consultation, we are better prepared to control risk factors impacting our loss results.

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