When you are choosing a company to come to your home or office to perform a service, do you ever ask about their driving records or their safety policies?
There are thousands of service vehicles on the roads and streets of our communities, what does that company do to ensure that the person behind the wheel has a clean driving record?
Especially as the temperatures warm up and more of us go outdoors to walk, play and ride bicycles – it becomes very important that we know who is driving through our neighborhoods.
ASK – Yep, when you call – ASK.
According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and General Estimates System (GES) – there were 38,588 fatal commercial vehicle accidents and 5,974,000 total accidents in 2006 alone.
At catmandu, Inc. we have very strict policies for hiring and allowing our technicians to operate company vehicles in the communities that we serve. Our team must maintain a completely clean driving record in order to make service calls or even run errands. During the interview process we ask permission from the candidate to pull their MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as well as a criminal background check. We also run random checks throughout their employment and if there are bad marks, the company car keys are taken away.
This summer when your family is outdoors and you look up and see the catmandu logo drive by, you can feel safe that a competent and courteous driver is in your neighborhood.