SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has launched a risk and safety program geared toward medium and heavy trucks and equipment. Designed to cover the whole spectrum of risk and safety needs for commercial truck fleets, PHH's program identifies high risk drivers, provides effective and targeted driver training, and efficiently manages the risk and costs of collisions that do happen.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2006, commercial motor vehicles were involved in more than 4,000 fatal accidents and 368,000 traffic crashes overall. The costs of these crashes, particularly those involving negligent entrustment, can significantly impact a company's bottom line, according to PHH.

PHH's Truck Risk and Safety program includes the following services in any combination or as stand-alone offerings:

  • PHH Collision Prevention, a comprehensive program that fosters a culture of safety, uses a variety of sources to accurately profile drivers, delivers targeted training, and can reduce accident rates by as much as 40 percent.
  • Programs to identify high-risk drivers, including motor vehicle records, PHH's Driver Profile program, and a driver monitoring program developed in conjunction with the National Safety Council.
  • Driver training programs, including classroom and simulator training for a broad range of terrain, weather conditions, traffic and road situations, as well as superior progressive shifting; and targeted online training that tests and coaches drivers on a variety of skills ranging from roadside inspections to driving behavior.
  • Accident management services that provide comprehensive administration of everything related to an accident, including 24/7 telephone access to toll-free Customer Contact Center staffed by PHH truck professionals, First Notice of Loss reporting, expert vehicle repair management, an expanded network of truck and equipment repair facilities, and subrogation services.

PHH's Truck Risk and Safety program is North American in scope and enhances the company's truck fleet offerings, which also include engineering specifications and acquisition, financing, maintenance and fuel, DOT compliance and regulatory services, and consulting.