Just about everyone on the world was thrilled to tear off the final page of the 2020 calendar and get a fresh start in the new year.

But, while there is light at the end of the tunnel as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming year could have just as many twists and turns as the one that preceded it.

That’s why Eric Waldinger, Chief Marketing Officer for SambaSafety, believes planning is critical, with companies doing their best to assert their influence over the variables they’re able to control.

“Being prepared for any unexpected losses or incidents that come up is one that you’re going to be able to control in 2021,” Waldinger said.

SambaSafety’s Driver Monitoring tool is one way to do just that, with Waldinger highlighting eight key benefits to the program, including risk mitigation, reducing workload thanks to not pulling MVRs, automating safety programs and simply encouraging safer driving with monthly violations and accidents going down when people understand they’re being monitored.

“If I was able to tell you there was a product out there that could reduce crashes, keep your employers safer and substantially reduce the risk footprint of your organization while saving you significant dollars … Why would you not use this?” Waldinger said.