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.

Helpful Items to Keep in Your Truck!

Helpful Items to Keep in Your Truck!

Duck Tape. Buy a good quality brand from a hardware store. Worth its weight in gold! Can of de-icer. An old hand towel or half a bath towel. A sheet of clear tough polyethylene, saved from some packaging perhaps. Plastic cable ties of carious sizes. 6 small, medium...

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Load Planning Through The Holidays

Load Planning Through The Holidays

Planning your loads through the holiday months can get a bit tricky due to extra traffic, bad weather and other obstacles. Our friends from The Truckers Network published a great article mentioning the following things you can do to make sure you don't end up in a...

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Driver Sleep Tips

Driver Sleep Tips

Check out these sleep tips from the Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, and NIOSH, specifically collected for truck drivers: Avoid spicy or heavy meals for 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Indigestion and acid reflux can cause trouble swallowing and heartburn. Eat...

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Don’t Drive Distracted!!

Don’t Drive Distracted!!

About 3,000 people die every year because of crashes involving a distracted driver. That’s about 8 per day. Cell phones are one of the biggest distractions causing completely unnecessary accidents every day. Have you seen a particular slogan or statistic that got the...

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National School Bus Safety Week 10/18-10/22

National School Bus Safety Week 10/18-10/22

Did you know the National School Bus Safety Week is next week 10/18-10/22? McLeod Express loves our kids and want to make sure you are taking all the cautionary steps regarding School Bus Safety. Here are a few reminders to keep everyone safe! Never pass a school bus...

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Are You Refueling Safely?

Are You Refueling Safely?

Despite all the warning stickers, it’s worth remembering the tips for safely refueling your truck or personal vehicle. 1) Turn off the engine and stand by the tank during fueling. Nobody wants an overflow spill because they were distracted doing a walk-around. 2)...

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CSA Basics

CSA Basics

Did you know there are about 2 million tractor trailers driving in the US? With so many big rigs on the road the FMCSA released the CSA Scoring System in late 2010 aiming to increase focus on unsafe drivers and carriers. Carriers and drivers with a poor CSA Score will...

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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

From billboards to imaginary arguments, any distraction can become dangerous at highway speeds. This FMCSA guide includes 6 CMV tips and several anecdotal examples for avoiding distraction. One story is from a 2008 crash when a CMV driver ran into the back of a school...

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