This American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods has three sub-fleets: U.S., Canada, and executive. The company’s emphasis on safety had already begun to show gratifying results. But in order to safeguard all drivers even further, the client and Wheels saw the value of standardizing safe-driving expectations across the entire company’s fleet.
Three fleets, one standard
In March 2021, Wheels Driver Performance Program points were simplified, and driver risk levels standardized for all drivers. Importantly, as part of the policy update, monitoring of MVRs (Motor Vehicle Records) was expanded to include executive drivers as well.
For its part, the company actively announced the change and its purpose to the drivers, then communicated large, high-risk infractions both to drivers and their managers.
Even safer drivers than before
With a newly level playing field, the company’s fleet made a commendable safety record even better. The crash rate, which had dropped from 18% in 2019 to 12% in 2020, fell even further to 11% thus far in 2021. The incident rate was similarly lowered, from 16% to 13% to 11.5%. And the accident rate plummeted from 34% to 25.5% to just 22%.