There’s an App for That: Accident Reporting
No one wakes up in the morning and plans to get into an accident.
If you drive for a living, you probably spend most of your day trying to avoid anything that might get you into an accident. Professional drivers know that your livelihood rests on your ability to get your loads delivered safely.
If you’re a good driver, you probably won’t be in many accidents over the course of your career, but sometimes these things are out of your control. Learning the proper professional protocol for filing an accident report could save your job one day!
For a long time drivers who got into accidents were forced to try to put together a makeshift accident report from whatever scraps of paper they have in their truck cabs, while dealing with the entire accident scene alone and fielding calls from administrators who want to know what happened.
This lead to a lot getting missed!
Maybe if you were lucky you could find some pre-printed template that had been given to you way back when you first started driving, or you snap a few pictures with your cellphone. But maybe not … and this lack of a consistent accident reporting process can lead to drivers losing their jobs.
This created a real problem for professional drivers who were in accidents, especially if the accident was their fault. Without proper documentation, insurance companies and courts side with the non-professional.
“ The motor carrier has long held the disadvantage when it comes to crash defense. That’s due at least in part to the driver not having proper tools and training with which to adequately handle a stressful crash scene event.” Says Brendan Dawson the founder and CEO of Accident Plan.
But a new App, called Accident Plan is attempting to change all of that!
What is Accident Plan?
Accident plan is a new accident-reporting app available on any smart phone. Accident plan was designed specifically for the transportation industry and will assist drivers through the entire accident reporting process step by step, while at the same time keeping administrators in the loop as well.
In addition to leading the driver through every step of the accident reporting process, and assembling it into a comprehensive accident report, the app also has a 7 chapter, fully animated training video which educates drivers about proper accident protocol and what to do on the crash scene.
Accident plan works with drivers and carriers to help you focus getting the accident documented and reported as quickly as possible so that you can get back on the road.
Accident plan is very affordable with an annual subscription to Accident Plan costing a mere $25.
To learn more strategies for staying healthy and productive on the road, or to start the search for your next trucking job, contact a CDS specialist today!