Safety Updates

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SAFETY IS NOT JUST A DEPARTMENT

Safety is a word, if perceived incorrectly, can do more harm than good! Safety is not just the department within a company who trains their employees on best and safest practices and standard operating procedures. While a Safety department plays a big part in having a safe work environment, it is not the only thing that makes a company safe. Safety is a culture, a commitment from upper management, and a buy in from employees. It takes every single employee to create and maintain a safe environment.

At McLeod Express, we take safety seriously. We educate, we coach, we reinforce, and most importantly – we care about the safety of our employees. With each driver we hire, there is an extensive process the driver must go through before they get behind the wheel. They must meet our extensive hiring criteria, participate in a formal interview with the VP of Safety, pass our training classes and hands on training conducted at our terminal, and conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner.

Safety is one of our top priorities and we take pride in our CSA scores, our overall safety record, and how we are trusted and viewed by our insurance carrier and our customers. We will continue to strive for safety excellence and have high expectations from our employees in maintaining the highest safety standard for our organization.

Buckle Up!

Buckle Up!

The original Uncle Sam may not have said much about seatbelts, but it’s a good message for here and now. Out of the passenger vehicle fatalities in 2019, nearly half of them (47%) hadn't used their seatbelt. It’s estimated that seatbelts could have saved 14,955 lives...

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Do Your Part!

Do Your Part!

Distracted driving has a similar effect to driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The fines for cellphone use are steep, but the biggest concern is safety. Let's all do our part to avoid accidents and get everyone home safely. Direct video link:...

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Please be careful disposing of cigarette butts…

A cigarette in a loading dock burned up a trailer in Manhattan, Kansas. Firefighters put out the blaze without injuries. Smokers are reminded to properly dispose of cigarettes, preferably in designated containers with sand or water....

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Are you drinking enough water?

Are you drinking enough water?

Are you staying hydrated? Water helps to lubricate joints and helps to prevent the mineral buildup that causes kidney stones. Nobody is going to stop you from drinking your morning coffee, but you should make good old-fashioned H2O a higher priority. It’s an easy way...

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What is going on with road construction?

What is going on with road construction?

Do you ever get frustrated by road construction taking so long? Doesn’t everyone? The YouTube channel Practical Engineering explains a few of the complications that come with moving earth for construction. His goal is to “give you a little more appreciation for what’s...

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Drive Safe!

Drive Safe!

Loaded trucks can require about twice the stopping distance of passenger vehicles. At highway speeds, that stopping distance quickly becomes longer than a football field. Please drive safely.

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Stay safe in Spring Weather!

Stay safe in Spring Weather!

Do you know how to stay safe in a tornado? Some guides may suggest getting out of your vehicle, but the driver’s seat of a rig is safer than being out on open ground. If you aren’t already too close, you may be able to drive away from the storm, looking for a place to...

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Cameras VS. Side Mirrors

Cameras VS. Side Mirrors

What do you think about cameras being used to replace side mirrors? The NHTSA and DOT are looking for public comments between now and April 13. As professional drivers, you guys have a special perspective on the pros and cons of new technology. Cameras (as long as...

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International Roadcheck Scheduled May 17th-May 19th

International Roadcheck Scheduled May 17th-May 19th

Wheel ends will be the focus for this year’s International Roadcheck, running from May 17 to 19. As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says, “Wheel end components support the heavy loads carried by commercial motor vehicles, maintain stability and control,...

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