Hiring Consultants

Should you train drivers yourself? Or should you hire a trainer?

You are responsible for the actions of the drivers you hire, so you may want to train them yourself. But if you find you need to hire a consultant to work with you on safety practices, make sure you check this list:

  • Interview a few consultants. Don’t just pick the first one you find.
  • Make sure they are experienced in the areas and issues you need help with.
  • Are they willing to work with you to develop a safety plan? They should be.
  • Find out the consultant’s scope of involvement. Ask the consultant this set of questions.
Make sure the consultant can offer advice on safety regulations,
  • driver files
  • vehicle files
  • trip inspections
  • driver logs
  • hours of service monitoring
  • vehicle maintenance
  • safety plan controls and scrutiny.