Selective Hauling takes pride in making safety and risk avoidance our top priorities. We invest in continuing education for our employees, which includes attending classes, seminars, and preparation for regular driver testing.
Our safety team and drivers have significantly improved because of our commitment to education and preparation. We have recently taken a number of steps to ensure we are aware of the importance of safety, and how we can continue to avoid all possible risks. On May 7, employees attended the KNeal Safety Seminar, and then we spent the next few weeks preparing and educating our drivers for the CVSA Road-check event from June 4-7.
Driver safety involves many things big and small, but it all starts and ends with a truck inspection. From the moment they are hired, we train our drivers to go through the pre- and post- trip inspections process thoroughly. This was one of many different topics that the KNeal Seminar discussed.
Although this may be common knowledge to CDL drivers, we cannot afford to take it for granted.
Most issues, accidents, and other safety risks can happen by overlooking small details or taking things for granted. Drivers must know what a safety sensitive defect is and what a non-safety sensitive defect is, in order to efficiently and safely perform their daily route.
Combining this practice with the communication between our drivers, dispatch team and full-time mechanics team, we not only minimize downtime of our trucks, but we also build an environment where our drivers feel safe; they know their concerns and issues will be resolved to have them back on the road. We look forward to learning more on how we can continue to improve our safety program, because safety is always first.