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  1. Are You Vested?

    Aug 18

    Posted in Safety

    Are You Vested?

    Safety vests are generally used by the traffic police and roadside construction workers. However, it is a great investment for those who travel frequently on the highway at night. For instance, if you get a flat on the highway, you are only inches away from the high speed traffic. In such a scenario it can be dangerous putting up reflective triangles. Therefore, it is ideal to wear a safety vest. This will make the passing drivers aware of your presence.

    The bright colors of these vests are visible during the daytime as well. So while walking through a customer’s lot or through a truck stop, others are more likely to see you.

  2. Railway Crossing: 7 Steps for Safety

    1. Approach with care: Warn others that you are slowing down. Turn on 4-way flashers.

    2. Look and Listen: roll down windows and turn off the radio. Bend forward to see around mirrors and pillars.

    3. Prepare to stop: slow down. If you must, stop at least 15 feet, but not more than 50 feet from the nearest rail.

    4. If it won’t fit, don’t commit: Trains extend beyond the width of the rails at least 3 feet on each side. Remember your vehicle – and cargo – overhang.

    5. Look again: before you move, look again in both directions.

    6. Cross tracks with care: use the highest gear that lets you cross without shifting.

    7. Keep going once you start: never stop on the tracks. Make sure there’s room before you move.

  3. Our Roads, Everyone’s Responsibility

    It's easy to think of all vehicles on the road simply as cars of varying sizes. However, in reality, trucks and buses are much more difficult to maneuver and have massive blind spots. Awareness of these differences, and some simple adjustments in driving behavior, can help all drivers keep the roads as safe as possible. 

    Tips while sharing the road with CMV’s:

    1. Stay out of the “no zones” or blind spots around the front, back and sides of the vehicle.

    2. Pass safely and make sure you can see the driver in the mirror before passing.

    3. Don’t cut it close while merging in front of a CMV.

    4. Anticipate wide turns and consider larger vehicles may require extra turning room.

    5. Stay focused on the road around you and avoid distraction.

    6. Be patient driving around large trucks and buses. 

    Nearly every possession we own and almost all of the food we eat are brought to our local store or warehouse by truck. In fact, there are nearly 12 million CMVs registered to operate on America's roadways. Learn to coexist on the same roadways, and work together to reduce crashes.

  4. Our Roads, Our Responsibility

    As professional CMV Drivers it is important to follow these tips:

    1. Defense!: Be constantly vigilant to detect traffic issues, work zones, poor behavior from other drivers by scanning ahead at least 15 seconds, and checking the mirrors a minimum every 5-8 seconds.

    2. Signal for Safety: Signal and brake to give other drivers plenty of time to notice your intent.

    3. Slow Down: Inclement weather, road conditions, curves and ramps, etc.

    4. Maintain a Safe Vehicle: Pre, Post, and In-route inspections with special attention on Brakes, Lights, and Tires.

    5. Buckle Up: Make sure you and passengers are always wearing a seat belt.

    6. Stay Sharp: Get enough rest. Don’t drive tired or ill, or when on medications which can cause drowsiness.

    7. Trip Plan: Know the route before you head out. Be aware navigation systems/apps may not provide warning of weight, height, length restrictions.

    8. Work Zone Safety: Slow down. Obey the traffic control devices.

    9. Never Drive Distracted: Do not interact with electronic devices while driving. No eating or drinking while the vehicle is moving. Make sure pets are restrained.

    With more than 260 million registered vehicles, we all need to play our part keeping roads safe.

  5. BUCKLE UP!

    Aug 14

    Posted in Safety

    BUCKLE UP!

    A 6″ bruise is better than 6′ under

    Buckle up!

    Always wear you seat belt.

    The cemetery is full of drivers

    who wished they had buckled up

    the last time.

  6.  We are currently seeking a Recruiting Assistant for our terminal in Somerset, KY.  The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, organized, multi-tasker and have excellent communication skills.  This position is responsible for ensuring driver qualification files are DOT compliant.  Duties will include conducting employment verifications to verify prior driving experience, criminal background checks, motor vehicle record checks, DAC reports, assisting the Recruiters, answering phones, and other clerical duties as needed.  Prior DOT experience preferred.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience in driver recruiting and Tenstreet desired.  If interested send your resume to"  smaat@superservicellc.com 

  7. The August 2017 edition of the Super Service Newsletter is now available!

  8. We are currently looking to fill a Logistics Support position in our Lakeland, FL facility.  The position is responsible for providing administrative support to the Logistics/Brokerage team by entering new carrier packets, processing paperwork, tracking loads, data entry, partnering with customer service on loads, and other administrative duties. Two or more years customer service experience required. Logistics brokerage experience preferred.  Must have excellent communication skills and be detail-orienated.  To apply, send your resume to:  smaat@superservicellc.com

  9. We are looking for Technicians for our busy shops in Ellenwood, GA, Grand Rapids, MI and Somerset, KY.  Ideal candidates will have tractor and/or trailer maintenance experience and their own tools.  Work full-time in 3.5 days!!!  $1,500 sign-on bonus!!! If interested in applying for a Technician position, send your resume to:  smaat@superservicellc.com

  10. The July 2017 edition of the Super Service Newsletter is now available!

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