Have drivers sign an agreement, and make sure they understand why the policies are in place.
You need to make your drivers aware of your policies. If you ask them to sign a statement saying they have read and understand your policies, you can hold them accountable.
What can happen?
YOU are responsible if your drivers don’t follow your policies. If they don’t log their hours properly, or report something like a vehicle defect or a Notice and Order, that goes on YOUR record as the carrier.
Company B spoke again and again to a driver who violated the policies. When the company fired the driver, she went to the Labour Relations Board and said she’d been dismissed unfairly, and never said anything about all the times she’d been spoken to about the policy. After that, Company B put a four-step policy in place for driver discipline:
Company B found that the company found their 4-step program very effective in reducing driving violations.