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Jun 13 2017

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Trucking Safety

Trucking Safety Equipment

Vehicle and equipment inspection and maintenance is a top priority for Foodliner. To ensure our vehicles are operating safely at all times, we have highly qualified personnel who perform daily maintenance, inspections, and repairs – all of which are required to be properly documented. We utilize:

  • Electronic Logs
  • Satellite Tracking
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • On-Guard forward sensing radar crash avoidance
  • RSS – Roll Stability System
  • Anti-lock Brakes
  • SkyBitz
  • Tolling Transponder for major tollways

Truck Driver Safety

Foodliner has a rigorous process for selecting drivers. We take several factors into consideration when hiring in order to be certain that we’re only employing the most qualified and prudent drivers. Some of the components we look at when making hiring decisions are:

  • Amount of experience
  • Types of trainings completed
  • Driving records
  • Background checks

Once a driver is hired and becomes part of our team, they undergo our driver training program, regardless of their experience level. Additionally, all drivers continually receive refresher training courses pertaining to trucking safety.

Other safety programs and procedures we have in place include:

  • Quarterly Safety Meetings
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • Comprehensive Driver Risk Assessment Tracking
  • Specialized Driver Training Orientation

CSA Compliance for Safety

We operate in compliance with Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA), an enforcement program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for safety compliance.

Drivers’ roles under this program include:

  • No speeding
  • Conducting thorough pre/post trip inspections
  • Keeping records/paperwork up to date, including:
    • E-log signoffs
    • Data sheets
    • License
    • Medical certificate/card

Recognizing Safety Performance

Safety is important to us. And we like to reward drivers who consistently employ safe practices.

Accolades for safe drivers include:

  • Annual driver appreciation day events and gifts
  • Quarterly driver incentives based on safety (includes CSA), service, and other criteria
  • Annual safety awards
  • Clean DOT inspection incentives

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