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Safety Spotlight: September 26, 2014

Safety Message to all drivers…This is a email I received from one of our customers. “This email is a reminder that ALL GAF loads REQUIRE edge protectors or V-boards on every piece of product that is touched by a securement strap. NO EXCEPTIONS We have seen to many freight claims recently, because drivers are not following this procedure. Please make sure all your drivers are equipped with enough V-boards at all times and are using them.” As you see it is not just Cypress requiring you to use corner protectors or V-boards the customers also require it.  If you don’t have enough stop by the terminal, if at shipper borrow from another Cypress/Sunbelt driver.  There is no excuse not to use them and getting harder to explain to the customer why a driver did not use one as required.  Good Morning and have a safe weekend……


Safety Spotlight: September 23, 2014

SAFETY MESSAGE ALL DRIVERS******

LETS MAKE IT A SAFE DAY… BE INTENTIONAL. BE PREPARED. BE ON TIME. BE MINDFUL OF OTHERS. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. TAKE YOUR TIME… BEING A SAFE TRUCK DRIVER TAKES ALL OF THIS AND MORE! EACH OF YOU HAVE UNIQUE WAYS YOU ACCOMPLISH THIS EVERYDAY! FROM PRE-TRIP TO POST TRIP… TO LANDING GEARS AND ROLLING TARPS… TO DRIVING THE 5 KEYS OF THE SMITH SYSTEM…IT TAKES INTENTIONALITY! IT’S BEEN SAID THAT SAFETY DOESN’T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT! AT CYPRESS/SUNBELT WE BELIEVE THAT IS TRUE… MAKE IT HAPPEN TODAY!

LAST WEEK WE HAD A DRIVER WHO WAS INVOLVED IN A “SIDE-SWIPE” ACCIDENT FROM A CAR MERGING ONTO THE INTERSTATE… FORTUNATE FOR THE DRIVER HE HAD A SMART DRIVE CAMERA IN HIS TRUCK AND IT CLEARLY SHOWED THAT THE CAR MERGED INTO THE FRONT RIGHT FENDER OF THE TRUCK, EXONERATING THE DRIVER!! WE KNOW THERE ARE LOTS OF FEARS OUT THERE ABOUT THE CAMERAS, BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF POSITIVES ALSO…IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING A CAMERA INSTALLED IN YOUR TRUCK PLEASE LET YOUR DISPATCHER/SUPERVISOR KNOW AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOU ON THIS… REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT BUT WE DO WANT TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE THE EXTRA PROTECTION IN YOUR TRUCK FOR THE ABOVE TYPES OF EVENTS… AS ALWAYS… MAKE IT A SAFE DAY!