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Great American Insurance Launches Program to Manage Independent Contractors

March 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Great American Insurance Group's Trucking Division announced its FleetFusion program to help motor carriers manage an independent contractor division.
The program has three aspects: improving driver safety, offering roadside assistance and enhancing 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 risks or are distracted behind the wheel. It provides details about incidents 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.

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For the Driver Roadside Assistance, Great American has teamed up with Roadside Masters to service drivers who experience a breakdown. The service includes unlimited roadside assistance in the U.S. and Canada with such needs as towing, jump starts, delivery of gas and other fluids, and more. A concierge service assists drivers with hotel and navigation information, and 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, an internet-based driver management system. It allows carriers to get a clear picture of their owner-operator business processes. The system provides one location to organize and share driver insurance information, eliminating billing and coverage errors and ensuring driver compliance.

FleetFusion's package of services will be available to all motor carrier policyholders. For more information about FleetFusion and the Great American Trucking Division, visit greatamericantrucker.com.

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