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Employer Driver Liability: 4 Common Misconceptions

It’s not surprising that companies here in the U.S spend vastly more on lawyers and other legal services than anywhere...

Podcast: Identifying & Mitigating Fleet Risks

Fleetio & Embark Safety In September 2021, we participated in a Fleetio Podcast on the topic of mitigating fleet risk....

“High-risk driver” in the eyes of commercial auto insurance

Some drivers are simply more likely to get into accidents than others. From delivery drivers to employees who run errands...

Driver Training: A “Must Have” in Your Safety Program

Why Is Driver Training So Important? Unsafe or improperly trained drivers often lead to unexpected and dangerous consequences. Unsurprisingly, motor...

What’s the difference between the FMCSA Clearinghouse & an MVR?

The FMCSA Clearinghouse requirement became effective in January of 2020. Ever since, we’ve been getting lots of questions what it...

Why Differentiation Matters in Commercial Auto Insurance World

It is no secret that the commercial auto insurance world is experiencing the worst level of losses in history. The...

Got employees driving with a suspended license?

If you manage a fleet of drivers, it’s likely that a small percentage of your employees will receive a suspended...
Green Light Driver Record Monitoring

How to Get Manager Buy-in for Driver Record Monitoring

Are you ready to implement a driver record monitoring program? We want to help you get a “green light” from...
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FMCSA MVR requirements: 3 Tips to Minimize Risk

Motor carriers and companies who employ drivers with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) must comply with basic FMCSA MVR requirements,...
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I’m not getting MVRs from Insurance. Now What?

At least five times weekly, we hear this exact statement: “My Insurance Agent advised me to monitor my employee’s MVRs,...

What is the Annual MVR?

The Annual MVR refers to the Federal law that requires companies with commercial drivers (CDL) to check their Motor Vehicle...

How does your company control non-owned auto liability exposure?

There are about 30-40 million drivers who run errands for their employers using their own vehicle. This group of drivers...

What’s Motor Vehicle Record Monitoring?

Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Monitoring is a service that checks driver license records continuously (i.e. every day, or every month)...
MVR Monitoring Cost

MVR Monitoring Cost vs. Annual MVRs

Wondering what the cost for MVR Monitoring is? If you are considering implementing a driver record monitoring service, we have...

Who Are The Top MVR Companies?

Are you looking for an MVR Monitoring company to help you streamline your driver record monitoring process? Finding a reliable...

Deadly NJ School Bus Crash: How It’s Inspiring Change

May 17, 2018. This day forever changed lives in Paramus, New Jersey. A fifth-grade class boarded a school-bus for an...

Embark Safety: Reflection on 10 years

This 2020, we celebrated a huge milestone at Embark Safety— we turned 10! We officially incorporated on January 1, 2010...

How Your Company Can Avoid an FCRA Lawsuit?

As of September 2018, a new FCRA disclosure has taken effect, but many companies have yet to update their new hire paperwork....

Have Medically Unfit CDL Drivers?

Federal law requires that Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers hauling weight over 10,000 pounds pass a special DOT medical exam every two...

3 Reasons Why Driving Records Are Obsolete

Driving record pulls are like pay phones, floppy disks and dial-up Internet – they’re obsolete. Yes, fleets can still obtain...

Annual or Quarterly MVR Checks: What’s Enough?

Motor vehicle record (MVR) are the basis of any fleet safety program. Driving record checks not only provide companies with...

Public Transit Entities See Increase in Liability Claim Severity, According to Inaugural Study from Aon and APTA

The following are findings from a recent Aon Public Transit Liability Benchmark Analysis. Public transit systems are seeing an increase...
MVR Monitoring Cost

Truck Driver Shortage Increases the Importance of Hiring the Right People

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently conducted a survey asking over 1,000 stakeholders in the trucking industry what they...

How can MVR Monitoring Help Maintain Lower CSA Scores

Motor carriers should be aware of their CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) score for multiple reasons. One, CSA scores are open to the...
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Employer Notification System: End For Annual MVRs?

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 requires that drivers self-report a conviction for any traffic violation (except parking)...

Are employers liable for employees driving personal cars?

Chances are that you have employees driving personal vehicles for company business. Typically, companies are not at fault for anything...