June 16, 2014 |

Driver Safety

By Pizza Today

Josh Keown

Sometimes, things happen to delivery drivers. From assaults to auto accidents, delivery related injuries are an unfortunate fact of pizza life.

Here are some things you can do to keep your drivers safe while they’re on the road:

• Make sure routine maintenance is performed on the vehicles. Regardless of whether you own the cars or you have your drivers pay for repairs to their own vehicles, you should make it a priority to keep a check on air pressure in the tires, fluid levels, brake pads, etc.

• Provide your drivers with First-Aid kits, flashlights, blankets, candles, etc. to keep in their trunk in the even their cars break down in remote areas during cold weather.

• Use a caller identification system in conjunction with your POS. If the address the caller gives does not match the address on your POS screen, question the caller before dispatching a driver.

• Have accurate mapping systems. Unless you’re in a small town, your drivers simply are not going to remember all the streets.