One of the biggest risks to fleet manager’s operations are negligent entrustment lawsuit’s. Negligent entrustment can be defined as when one party (the entrustor, typically in the position of manager) is held liable for negligence because they negligently provided another party (the entrusted) with a dangerous instrumentality, that caused injury to a third party. These situations are common and can lead to serious penalties.
There are many steps that can be taken towards preventing such circumstances. Preventative actions as simple as doing back ground checks on who you are hiring are a good start. Are you really surprised that the worker who totaled your transportation van had a long track record of on-road accidents, and a DUI on his record?
The truth is, sometimes no matter how thoroughly you do your research or take precautions to avoid these counter-productive situations accidents do and will happen. Here at MarshallGIS we have received feedback from fleet managers and other types of department heads who have been completely blind-sided by their most ‘trusted’ employees using fleets for personal gains or illegal activities putting the operations in danger. Telematics enable managers to pin point the cause of the problem whether the problem originated internally as in the example given above, or externally.
At MarshallGIS we offer all the tools required allow managers to the best of their ability to avoid any counter-productive activity. Through LiGO® and the software it features you, in whatever managing/planning position you occupy can be notified in real time of any activity that diverges from that of the norm. LiGO® telematics can act as an efficient counter-measure for operational safety for your crew.