Project Description

Negligent Liability carries some of the most serious risk that fleet managers are exposed to. Awards as a result of negligent entrustment can be very large. This occurs when a driver is entrusted with a vehicle that is owned (or leased) by the fleet and driven by an employee (or other authorized individual). Your fleet may be liable if it knew, or should have known, that a driver was not able to safely operate a vehicle, but was allowed to drive anyway. Generally, the courts determine whether the behavior was consistent with accepted industry standards. This session will help government fleets avoid lawsuits by educating fleet managers how to institute a standard of care that includes things such as properly verified driver records, reasonable safety programs and appropriate driver policies and procedures.

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