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the right stuff? Consider subscribing to a driver monitoring service that will run initial MVRs and send alerts when a driver receives a violation. EMC lnsurance policyholders can get discounted driver monitoring services from SuperVision . Confusion about the Rules ln larger organizations, it's common for confusion to occur between the people that manage drivers and fleet vehicles. The person in charge of safety might think a certain set of driver selection criteria are being followed, but the human resources area may be using completely different guidelines when they actually do the hiring. As a best practice, get together at least annually (more is better) with HR, safety/loss control and your fleet manager. Make sure everyone is on the same page about your fleet safety program and who is cleared to drive company vehicles. This is also a great time to update your driver list. Distracted Driving Distracted drivers put themselves, your vehicles and the general public at risk. To minimize distraction, ban the use of electronics (tablets, phones, etc.) while behind the wheel of a company vehicle. Creating a distracted driving policy , and asking employees to acknowledge it, is a good way to ensure employee awareness. Find More Online Does Your Fleet Safety Program Contain These Six Components? Driver and Fleet Safety Resources
SB342 “Could” Significantly Change
Contractor Licensing Board licenses and supervises contracts of over $50,000 in Arkansas. Their authority over the years extended from primarily commercial work to homebuilding and virtually every aspect of construction. Person’s in trades requiring licenses still need their trade license but are also required to have a Contractor’s License if the job exceeds $50,000. The Contractor’s License is primarily a fiduciary license which attempts to assure the building owner that the contractor has the experience and is financially capable of doing the project. Presently, General Contractors must provide a financial statement from their accountant, provide proof of experience, and workers compensation insurance to receive a license. SB342 would allow an alternative to the accountant supplied financial statement. The Contractor could elect to provide a bond in an amount equal to 10 times the minimum net value required by the financial statement requirement. This will aid out of state firms doing work in Arkansas but not having time to provide a financial statement. SB342 would also give the Licensing Board authority to require the contractor make the building owner whole if there was a problem with the quality of the construction.
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