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!