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- In the event of an auto accident where a driver is at fault, business owners who employ delivery drivers must prove that they took every precaution to protect the public.
- The owner must obtain a copy of the employee's motor vehicle report at the time of hire and again on a regular basis to make sure that the MVR does not show any new violations. If operators can't prove that they ordered those MVRs, they can be found liable and forced to pay punitive damages.
- Most non-owned auto policies specify standards related to the number of moving violations and at-fault accidents a driver is allowed to have and still be eligible for coverage.
- The business owner must always inspect the vehicle to make sure it is safe: the horn is working, the mirrors are in place and the brakes and windshield wipers work well. The vehicle should be in good working order so that disrepair does not cause an accident.
- The business owner or manager must never require a delivery driver to rush or hurry on a delivery.
- Operators should hold regular safety classes for drivers. Some non-owned auto policies outline training programs that must take place in order to maintain coverage.