Implementing a Post-Crash Investigation Process

Root-cause analysis can certainly be effective at determining the true underlying causes of accidents, but it often consumes more resources than small organizations are able to muster. When a crash occurs, it is often initially unclear as to why it happened. There are usually different accounts of the events leading up to the crash, almost always biased by perspective. Sorting through this dilemma can be a daunting task. Some folks might be tempted to chalk it up to simply calling it an “accident,” and then refuse to look any deeper into the event. But a detailed insight into a crash’s cause can be incredibly valuable to a motor carrier, both in terms of loss prevention and bottom-line dollars, and it does not need to take up too much of your valuable time.