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.

Stopping Distance Guide

Stopping Distance Guide

This nifty guide includes a breakdown and comparison of stopping distances. From the way some motorists change lanes, it’s clear that many drivers are still unaware of how much longer it takes to stop a semi....

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Dash Trash – A Funny Poem for a Serious Problem

Dash Trash – A Funny Poem for a Serious Problem

Dash Trash is one of the bad habits that can become a big safety hazard, sliding around and obstructing your view, making it harder for vents to keep the windshield clear. Trevor Hardwick wrote a funny poem about this serious problem. “My current dash is out of room,...

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No Cell Phones While Driving!

No Cell Phones While Driving!

Put the phone DOWN!!! It is not worth the risks! According to the NHTSA, the number of people killed by distracted driving went down to 2,858 in 2018 and then back up to 3,142 in 2019 (or 8.7 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2019). In both 2018 and 2019, just over...

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CVSA Brake Safety Week August 22nd — 28th

CVSA Brake Safety Week August 22nd — 28th

Heads Up Drivers! This year’s CVSA Brake Safety Week will take place August 22 — 28 and will be focused on hoses and tubing. The CVSA shared a few stats on break violations: During last year’s International Roadcheck, 38.6% of all vehicle out-of-service conditions...

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Air Brake Systems

Air Brake Systems

Got any friends studying for their CDL test? This old school video clearly explains S-cam brakes and air brake systems in general. If you understand how the whole system works, then you’re better prepared to identify and troubleshoot problems.  

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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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