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Not once a week, not twice a week, but
ten times a week we are asked to make
an exception to allow a driver with too
many traffic violations to be included on
the company's insurance policy. We are
given one of two rationales which never
vary - "I am desperate to find someone,
anyone, to drive my route truck." Or, "He
is a long term/key employee and I cannot lose him!" We get it, we empathize.
However, it is essential that you fully
understand the risks to your company
and to you personally when exceptions
are made.
As the PCOC Insurance Program's
representatives, it is our responsibility
to maintain the professional standards
that ensure your ability to avoid losses,
survive losses and keep your employees healthy and at work. We are here to
help you make some tough choices and
sometimes we have to be the proverbial
reality check.
Here is the challenge. When it comes
to employees driving your company

TIPS for Driver Selection, Training and Accountability Measures
1  MVR pre-employment review -

employ only those than have less
than three major moving violations. Make sure your carrier will
accept them before the hiring.

2  If you must hire an applicant with

a poor driving record, put them
in a non-driving position.

3  Do not hire a applicant that has

had a DUI conviction within the
last three years.

B eware that "reckless" con4  

7  Have and enforce a written driv-

ing conduct standards policy.

8  Perform post-accident reviews

and write-up how the accident could have been prevented. Discuss the results with
your staff.

9  Reward good driving through

bonus plans and other positive
reinforcements.

10  Send borderline employees to

victions are often a plea bargain down from a DUI. Ask for
an explanation and proceed
accordingly.

a four-hour class sponsored by
the state department of motor
vehicles or local chapter of the
National Safety Council; the cost
is typically $50.

5  Check all driver MVRs annually.

11  Keep excellent records detail-

6  
H ave a formal driver safety

training program for new and
existing drivers.

ing steps 1 - 11. This will facilitate
strong defense against a negligent entrustment claim.

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PCOC - Spring 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Spring 2020

President’s Message
EVP Message
The Benefits of Being a PCOC Member
Details About the Future of Pest Control Expo
Surviving a Technology Conversion: 10 Tech Upgrade Tips for Smooth Sailing
Pesticide Research Must Stay Transparent and Independent
New Technology to Control Pests with Precision-Guided Genetics
NPMA Federal Update
Insurance
State Capitol Report
Marketing
Firm Profile
Index to Advertisers
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Intro
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover1
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover2
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 3
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 4
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 5
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 6
PCOC - Spring 2020 - President’s Message
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 8
PCOC - Spring 2020 - EVP Message
PCOC - Spring 2020 - The Benefits of Being a PCOC Member
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 11
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Details About the Future of Pest Control Expo
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 13
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Surviving a Technology Conversion: 10 Tech Upgrade Tips for Smooth Sailing
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PCOC - Spring 2020 - 19
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Pesticide Research Must Stay Transparent and Independent
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PCOC - Spring 2020 - 22
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 23
PCOC - Spring 2020 - New Technology to Control Pests with Precision-Guided Genetics
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 25
PCOC - Spring 2020 - NPMA Federal Update
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PCOC - Spring 2020 - Insurance
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PCOC - Spring 2020 - State Capitol Report
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PCOC - Spring 2020 - Firm Profile
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Index to Advertisers
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