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2 Reasons To Carry Roadside Assistance On Your Commercial Vehicle Fleet

by Troy Fowler

Roadside assistance is not just for passenger vehicles. Many companies also offer commercial vehicle fleet roadside assistance packages, which provide roadside assistance coverage for all the vehicles in your fleet. If you have employees who are out on the road, during work for your business, getting a roadside assistance plan is one way you can help keep them safe.

Protect Your Employees

When your employees are out on the road, you want to keep them safe and you want to reduce the risk of your employee getting injured.

If an employee is driving a company vehicle and gets a flat tire, you don't want your employee on the side of the road to change the flat tire. If your employee gets injured while changing the tire, that is a worker's compensation claim you will need to deal with. Or if a vehicle runs out of gas, you don't want your employee walking on the side of the road to get back to the nearest gas station.

By using a roadside assistance program, you can ensure that if something happens to a vehicle in your fleet, your employee's safety will not be put at risk.

Your employees can safely wait in the car for a professional to come and take care of the problem. This reduces the risk of an employee getting hurt and filing a worker's compensation claim.

Protect Your Business

If your business relies on employees driving around, whether that is to deliver goods to clients or to meet clients for meetings, you want to make sure your employee and goods get to their destination and meet client demands.

Having a commercial roadside assistance program is a great way to protect your business. If a delivery vehicle full of flowers gets a dead battery, you don't want the flowers to sit there for hours waiting for a jumpstart or a new battery. You want to get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible so you can service your customers.  

A roadside assistance plan can help ensure that you are able to meet customer needs, regardless of what happens with your vehicles. Meeting customer expectations is important if you want to stay in business.

If you have a fleet of vehicles that employees use to conduct business, invest in a commercial roadside assistance plan. A commercial roadside assistance plan will help protect your employees and your business.

A roadside assistance plan will ensure employees don't feel forced to take care of things such as a flat tire on their own that they are not trained to do. A roadside assistance plan will also help protect your business by helping to get your vehicles back on the road quickly.