Jungle Jumps Offers Tips for Ensuring Driving Safety in Your Bounce House Business

Pacoima, CA, July 31, 2013 --(PR.com)-- In the commercial inflatable industry if you have employees, whether employed by your bounce house business or independent contractors, they are typically driving a company vehicle to and from events. Allowing your employee to drive the company car is a necessity; however you also take on some risk with this type of liability.

Any company vehicle will need to be fully insured for multiple drivers. You should also ensure that you have vehicle collision insurance that covers all drivers that could be operating the company vehicle.

Beyond insuring the vehicle, when you hire an employee you will want to first ensure that they have a current and valid driver’s license. It is generally best that this license be issued in the state that you are doing business in.

You should also conduct a check of their driving record. You can check an employee, or potential employee’s driving record by ordering their motor vehicle report from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This must be done in the state where the employee holds a driver’s license. To do so you must have the signed permission of the employee to release these records.

For employees that will be driving commercial bouncers to and from events, it is advisable to conduct this check of their driving record prior to hiring them. It is a personal decision whether you are willing to be a little more lax in the record, or are looking for a perfectly cleaning driving history.

Some commercial inflatable businesses require employees driving company vehicles to participate in a defensive driving course. This is a good way to protect one of your bounce house business’ largest assets – your vehicle. Some insurance companies will also offer deductions in the insurance premium (generally 5-10%) for businesses that require their drivers to participate in this type of program.

Another important point to remember is that generally your bounce house business’ name and information is located prominently on your company vehicle. As a result the driver is a direct reflection of yourself and your inflatable company. Company vehicles need to be driven courteously and respectfully on the road. It is advisable that employees driving company vehicles take a defensive, as opposed to aggressive, driving approach.

Taking the appropriate measures to train your bounce house staff on safe and courteous driving methods will go a long way to protecting your commercial inflatable business’ reputation and your assets.
Jungle Jumps
Stephanie Baldwin