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.

Just a Reminder….

Just a Reminder….

... PUT THE PHONE DOWN!!! Wouldn’t it be nice if other motorists paid more attention to their surroundings? Unfortunately, the people who need to read this message aren’t looking at their rearview. That’s why it’s so important to drive defensively and make sure you...

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REMINDER: The Three Point Rule

REMINDER: The Three Point Rule

Drivers, please remember to practice “The Three Point Rule” when exiting or entering your truck. Failure to follow this rule is the biggest cause of falls from trucks. Here are a few other tips you can follow to make sure you do not fall… 1. Keep steps and ladders...

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Operation Safe Driver Week July 11th-17th 2021

Operation Safe Driver Week July 11th-17th 2021

“This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 11-17. Throughout that week, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving. Identified unsafe drivers will be...

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Scott’s Law – “The Move Over” Law

Scott’s Law – “The Move Over” Law

Scott’s Law, the “Move Over” Law, was named in honor of Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on a Chicago Expressway. The law states that when approaching a stationary emergency...

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Summer Months = Construction Zones

Summer Months = Construction Zones

It’s that time of year again! Please remember to reduce your speed and keep safe following distance so you are prepared for the unexpected in construction zones! The use of cell phones is prohibited in construction zones, even when you are using them hands-free....

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Tips to Help You Avoid Accidents

Tips to Help You Avoid Accidents

While avoiding all accidents would be impossible, here are a few tips to help: SLOW IT DOWN – Speed is a major contributing factor in many preventable accidents. Watch constantly! Make sure to watch all the way around your truck, not just around the front. Get a good...

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Watch Out For Fallen Freight!

Watch Out For Fallen Freight!

Though opening your trailer doors may seem like an easy task, it is still one task you need to take extreme caution with. Freight will often shift during transit and could very easily fall out onto an unsuspecting driver. Next time you go to open your trailer, keep...

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Merging into Traffic Do’s and Don’ts

Merging into Traffic Do’s and Don’ts

Merging onto a busy highway or interstate is nerve wrecking for most. Even if you have the right of way, you can still be courteous to your fellow motorists and allow them to merge more easily. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to letting others merge -...

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Pre & Post Trip Inspections are A MUST!

Pre & Post Trip Inspections are A MUST!

  Maybe you’ve been lucky in the past or thought “I just inspected my vehicle last night, I’m good”. It’s easy to get complacent, but is NOT safe! Anything can happen when you are away from your vehicle, sleeping, or even while you are in transit. A single loose...

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