Great American Insurance Group’s Trucking Division has launched its FleetFusion program to help motor carriers manage an independent contractor division. The program consists of three different offerings meant to improve driver safety, offer roadside assistance and help enhance the carrier’s driver administration system.
FleetFusion’s Driver Safety Initiative is a proactive approach to increase driver safety and help reduce losses by giving carriers timely, credible information about drivers who are taking aggressive risks or are distracted behind the wheel. This “early warning system” provides details about the incident and materials to help coach drivers on proper procedures. The program begins with the installation of uniquely numbered “Safety is My Goal” stickers on select trailers with a toll-free hotline that motorists can call if they see good driving or risk-taking behaviors.
The Driver Safety Initiative also includes a driver coaching component with training topics each month and fleet safety presentations and resources on such topics as road rage, drowsy driving, and coping with poor visibility. Great American is working with SafetyFirst to offer this service to policyholders. If utilized consistently, this driver safety system has the potential to reduce each fleet’s crash rate by up to 30% (based on SafetyFirst proprietary historical studies, results may vary).
For the Driver Roadside Assistance benefit, Great American has teamed up with Roadside MASTERS to service drivers who experience a breakdown and get them back on the road as quickly as possible. The service includes unlimited roadside assistance in the United States and Canada with such needs as towing, jump starts, delivery of gas and other fluids, and more. In addition, there is a concierge service that assists drivers with hotel and navigation information. Professional customer service personnel are able to assist drivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The third aspect of FleetFusion is a Motor Carrier Driver Administration System which is an internet-based driver management system. It allows carriers to get a clear, accurate picture of their owner operator business processes. The system provides one location to organize and share driver insurance information, which can help eliminate billing and coverage errors and ensure driver compliance. From onboarding to settlement deduction, it’s a way to manage owner operator documents, coverage, billings and more. This program is being offered in conjunction with Focus Solutions.
FleetFusion’s package of services will be available to all motor carrier policyholders as a complement to the competitive coverage and programs they already receive through Great American Insurance Group.