During your summer road trip, there are many things to worry about: unexpected expenses, distractions and slowdowns. Slowdowns can be the most frustrating as they can lead to the other two being problems as well. The main slowdowns you are likely to encounter on your road trip are detours and speed traps. Sometimes you can avoid the unexpected detours by better planning, and speed traps shouldn’t be a problem if you are maintaining your compliance behind the wheel.
Just as on the road, you can avoid unexpected detours in your business by careful planning and having the right tools. When I set out on an adventure, even if I know my route, I use the GPS on my phone to see if there are any delays or detours that would slow me down. With that knowledge, I can make corrections in my route if necessary. In your compliance program, if you are using a tool like Compligo, it will help you update your corporate compliance initiatives when regulations get updated. It’s a tool that can help keep your workforce on track even if your route has changed.
Regulators are like cops lying in wait at a speed trap. What will get you pulled over is the infraction of speeding, but then you can get dinged for taillights out, registration expired or lack of insurance. If your company gets pulled over for being out of compliance, with the right tools you will be able to deliver demonstrable proof of compliance and the good faith efforts you have made to stay in compliance. By providing that proof, you will likely get a lighter fine or a warning.
Slowdowns on a road trip can be one of the biggest bummers because of the whining kids in the backseat and the delays in your schedule. With a little pre-planning and thought, you can reduce and maybe even avoid these slowdowns.