Super Service, LLC is an exciting new truckload dry van carrier with over 1200 units operating primarily east of the Mississippi River. We are looking to grow our Sales Team by adding smart, highly motivated, creative and devoted individuals who embrace a fast-paced environment!
The upper Midwest is an under developed market from both a National Account and Regional basis for Super Service. For the right sales professional, this is an opportunity to make your mark quickly and substantially.
What makes Super Service a great place to build your career?
- Guaranteed base salary
- Generous bonus program
- Clear Marketing Strategy
- Data driven freight evaluation
- Excellent benefits package
- Team Atmosphere
- Career Advancement Opportunities
- Strong Leadership
To apply, send your resume with salary requirements, and cover letter to: email@example.com
Super Service will be represented in the 2011 Michigan Truck Driving championships this year by Troy Stanton, John Wildbahn, and Bruce Sommer. They will be held 6/24 and 6/25 in Lansing Michigan. State level winners get to participate in the national contest in Orlando, FL.
More details can be found here: http://www.truckline.com/Federation/Councils/slpmc/NTDC/Pages/Default.aspx
Safety comes in cans
Yes you can!
Share the road safely:
Signal early and often when maneuvering through and around intersections. In heavy traffic, motorists who drive alongside the truck may not see your turn signal. Signaling early gives motorists the information they need to decide whether or not to pull alongside you
The gear to select for descending a grade should be no higher than that required for ascending the same grade. Some vehicles may require lower gears going down than going up. Know your vehicle.
Know the speed limit or maximum safe speed and put the truck in the proper gear before starting downhill. When maximum speed is reached, apply the brakes just enough to feel the vehicle slow down. Once the vehicle has slowed down by 5MPH – this should take about 3 seconds – release the brakes. Repeat this braking as needed.
Don’t use hand lever to apply only trailer brakes. You could overheat trailer brakes and not have enough capacity in tractor to control speed adequately.
Stop, put truck in proper gear and check brake function before descending long, steep grades.
Never try to downshift while descending grade. You may not be able to get into gear and may end up in neutral.
- Make sure you have your driver’s license and medical card on you at all times.
- Your logbook must be current up to the last change of duty status at all times.
- Your log entries must match your toll receipts, fuel receipts, weight tickets, or other time/date stamped documents. You need to ensure you’re not violating any hours of service regulations including the 11 hour, 14 hour, or 70 hour rules.
- Make sure your equipment is not defective. Some of the most common defects are brake issues, lights not working and damaged tires. .
- If hauling a haz mat load, you must make sure your bills are correct and readily accessible, the trailer is properly placarded, the load is secure, and that you have your emergency response guide with the bills.
- Turn in or send your roadside inspections to safety ASAP. If have zero violations on a roadside inspection, the company will pay you a $50 bonus.
Approach intersection assuming that cross traffic may not obey traffic control and anticipate the need for avoidance.
When crossing an uncontrolled intersection, allow enough time to clear entire road with rear of vehicle without interfering with cross traffic. Don’t count on cross traffic slowing down to let you pass. They may not see you.
Crossing uncontrolled intersections at night with large vehicles is especially hazardous. Although approaching drivers may see your headlights from the side, they may not realize you have a long trailer following.
Keep sides of vehicle clean and keep side marker lights operational. Be very careful with dark-colored unloaded flatbed trailers.
AVOID GETTING HURT ON THE JOB
Slips, Trips, and Falls are the number one cause of injury on the job. The injuries caused by Slips, Trips, and Falls are also the most severe and costly.
Injuries caused by cranking trailer dollies, pulling fifth wheel pins, and lifting freight can also be costly and very painful for the driver.
Please adhere to the following tips to avoid getting hurt on the job:
- Always use three limbs (also known as the three point stance) when getting into or out of your truck. Exit the cab with your body facing the vehicle. NEVER JUMP from the vehicle.
- Keep both hands free. Put anything you’re carrying in the cab first and then climb in.
- Be especially careful in your footing around your vehicle and wherever you walk in bad weather or around a fuel island.
- Wear proper footwear. Avoid wearing worn out shoes. Do not wear sandals.
- Always bend at the knees – not at the waist when lifting freight or cranking your dolly legs. Do not spin the crank handle. Keep your face clear of the handle.
- Bend at the knees and brace yourself with your free hand when pulling the fifth wheel pin or tandem slider pin.
- Contact safety immediately after a work injury so we can get you proper medical attention.
Why prevent accidents? Is it because we tell you to?
Super Service has many reasons why we want you to drive and work safely; but everyone must have their own personal reason.
Ask yourself what your reason is to be safe. Is it your family or friends? What would they do if you were to get hurt? What about your hobbies? Would you enjoy your hobbies if you were seriously injured?
Every time you approach a project, every time you pick up a tool, every time you start your truck, think SAFETY. Look for what can go wrong and eliminate that possibility BEFORE your goals come to an abrupt end.
TAKE SAFETY PERSONALLY: MAKE IT A PART OF YOUR LIFE.
Have you ever made a decision to break a safety rule? It only takes a moment to decide to break a safety rule, yet that one moment could change your life forever.
Are you 100% committed to the safety of yourself, your coworkers, friends, and family? Think about a time when you’ve risked your personal safety or someone else’s safety. Now ask yourself if those gains were worth it!
It’s normal for your commitment to safety to fluctuate. Sometimes it’s strong, at other times it’s weak. Unfortunately, it tends to be strong just after a close call, or perhaps for a few days after you hear of an accident. You can keep your commitment to safety strong by remembering the commitment is for you. Do not allow things that happen to other people determine the strength of your commitment.
Have a personal commitment to safety and keeping it strong are more important than any safety program, procedure, or rule. Ask yourself where you are with your safety attitude and behavior.
Are you 100% committed to safety, 100% of the time?
Promise yourself to work on it – and keep that promise. You’ll be glad you did!