Company closed, and career ended by not keeping logs.
Every now and then a client will fax me a drivers abstract for a prospective new hire that unfortunately will force me to make the dreaded call... "nope you CAN'T hire this person!".
Recently I was faxed an abstract that had me very perplexed. This poor fellow had the following on his CVOR:
CONVICTION 2008/02/20 - FAIL TO FORWARD LOG/DOCUMENTS
CONVICTION 2008/02/18 - FAIL TO FORWARD LOG/DOCUMENTS
CONVICTION 2008/02/13 - FAIL TO FORWARD LOG/DOCUMENTS
CONVICTION 2008/02/11 - FAIL TO FORWARD LOG/DOCUMENTS
CONVICTION 2008/02/06 - FAIL TO FORWARD LOG/DOCUMENTS
CONVICTION 2008/02/04 - FAIL TO FORWARD LOG/DOCUMENTS
In case you didn't notice this is the same conviction posted on 6 different dates. Unfortunately, I had to tell my client that this driver would not be acceptable as their current insurer only allowed a maximum of 3 convictions for any one driver. So what happened?
The company that this driver worked for was audited by the MTO. The MTO found that the company was deficient in collecting and keeping records of their driver logs, so for every log that was missing they fined the company, and charged a conviction to this driver for every log missed.
Sound fair? Of course not! But this is a great example of how a little due diligence maintaining up to date driver files can avoid costly disaster later on.
Time to go through your driver files now?
This blog post is a matter of opinion only, you should consult a certified safety consultant to construct your / your companies safety procedures.