Driving a truck can be dangerous. In fact, the Bureau of Labour Statistics usually lists it as one of the top ten most dangerous occupations in the United States in its annual workplace fatality report. Driving long distances with heavy loads is not the only challenge. Weather events and infrastructure problems can also pose threats. If you own a trucking company, you owe it to your hard-working employees to provide them with the peace of mind and protection offered by a roadside assistance plan. Below are three important considerations when choosing a plan.
How many times a year can the service be used without incurring a charge?
Many truck roadside assistance plans put a cap on the number of free annual call-outs. After a specified amount, they charge you each time they provide roadside assistance.
How easy is it to get in touch with them?
Your plan should have one toll-free number that you can call to access all the services offered. The last thing you want to do in an emergency is to hunt around for the correct number.
Are there any geographic zones excluded from the plan?
Some plans may only provide assistance in certain areas. Make sure that all of the places visited by your trucks are covered by the service.
Both drivers and trucks are important assets of your company. Indeed, without them, your business would cease to function. A quality roadside assistance program can offer the drivers essential protection from the often perilous conditions to which they are exposed.