Safety and Compliance
Safetyand compliance runs through all of our operations. It’s a team effort that includes our drivers, Dispatch, Maintenance, Safety, and HR departments.
The Impact of Violations
There is an obvious safety risk when drivers are not in full compliance. The thing about being cited for a violation, is that it’s costly and avoidable.
Not only is there a fine but all violations negatively effect the company safety score. This can lead to increased insurance rates, increased over the road inspections, and in severe circumstances – audits and intervention by regulators. In addition, moving violations can appear on your drivers abstract and will increase your licence renewal fees and can affect your employment.
The results from the CVSA’s Safe Driver Week, and their International Roadcheck, shows some of the more common violations.
During Safe Driver Week, enforcement officials interacted with 29,921 commercial drivers during the 2020 campaign and issued 10,736 warnings and citations. The top five enforcement citations were:
- Speeding/ Violation of basic law/driving too fast for the conditions
- Failure to use seat belt
- Failure to obey traffic control device
- Using a hand-held phone/texting
- Improper lane Change
All of these violations are avoidable. Speeding, texting, and improper lane change points to some unsafe driver habits.
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During the 2020 CVSA International Roadcheck, more than 50,000 inspections were conducted in Canada, the US, and Mexico, through the 72 hour safety blitz.
The top five Vehicle Out-of- Service (OOS) violations in North America:
- Brake System
- Cargo Securement
- Brake Adjustment
The top five vehicle OOS Violations in Canada:
- Brake System
- Cargo securement
- Brake adjustment
These violations are again avoidable through proper fleet maintenance and proper daily inspections by the drivers.
Proper load securement is the driver’s responsibility, however, an increasing number of shippers are introducing policies that require certain number of load locks be provided by the driver before they will load a trailer.
The top five driver OOS Violations in North America:
- Hours of service
- Other (moving violations, cell phone use, etc)
- wrong class license
- False logs
- Suspended license
The top five driver OOS in Canada
- Hours of service
- Other (moving Violations, cell phone use, etc.)
- Expired license
- False logs
- Wrong class license
- Violating license restrictions
The hours of service and log violations lead in violations every year. Proper trip planning and better HOS training can go along way to reducing these violations. Plus, a company culture that doesn’t accept drivers falsifying logs is essential for fleets to operate safely.
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Pre-Trip Inspection: The Walk Around
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Safety is Number One
Professional drivers are the kings of the road! We drive an enormous number of miles- usually between 120,000 – 130,000 miles per year. That’s a lot of driving and professional drivers have more rules and regulations to know and follow than the average driver. We are, justifiably, held to a higher standard. Safety on our roads depend on users operating safely.
Safety and compliance are our number one priority. When we speak about safety we are speaking not only speaking about over the road safety but safety for all of our team and those we interact with through our operations. That’s why we are RPM Safe Work Certified.
Earn a Good Living with Len Dubois
We are able to ensure good miles and home time with regular Winnipeg based clients, regular lanes and long-term clients. Our experienced team of dispatchers work hard to ensure that your time off and resets are taken at home, not on the road. For drivers, this equals above-average pay and the ability to enjoy a life outside of the truck.
Ask John About the $1000 Sign-On Bonus for Company Drivers and $2000 Sign-On Bonus for Owner Operator’s
- Must have 2 years OTR experience
- Must be able to cross the U.S border
- 80% U.S miles
- Must have a positive attitude about safety & compliance
Let’s have a conversation and see if we’re a good fit for you! Call John, Safety Manager/Driver Recruiter 1-888-590-2760 Ext 309 today.
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