Safety is an important topic to discuss for professional drivers. Always work safely and report unsafe conditions that might lead to injuries to you or your fellow employees.
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Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics midsize employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics large employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
A few days before renewal, a rail contractor contacted the Gallagher Rail Team due to lack of options provided by their current broker. Gallagher performed a thorough review of a rail contractor’s risk management program and found several significant coverage issues. We were given the opportunity to represent this contractor in the insurance marketplace. We built a program that fixed all of the coverage problems while saving the company over 15% on their premium.
A rail customer was offered only one option on their workers compensation renewal that was more than double the expiring policy. The contractor was working in more than 10 states, and their current agent was limited on the markets they could use.
A global logistics company with 30 international locations and a diverse business interviewed multiple insurance brokers. Their decision to interview brokers was driven by their current broker’s lack of international presence and expertise, but they thought they were getting good results on their domestic program. The company narrowed down their choice to two options: Gallagher and one of our largest competitors. They chose Gallagher because we actually addressed specific problems we would fix in their insurance program, rather than only talking about our capabilities. They recognized that “biggest isn’t always the best” in their own business and believed this concept would apply to insurance brokers too.
25% of all commercial vehicle accidents involve backing up and most backing collisions are preventable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 90% of backing accidents can be attributed to the driver not being aware of an obstacle or the driver using improper backing techniques.
As a professional driver, your workplace is “the road.” The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course for Professional Truck Drivers has a really challenging section on achieving excellence while behind the wheel. Excellence is defined as, “the state, quality or conditions of excelling (or superiority).”
Those big yellow and black buses are rolling and the kids are running to, from and around them. They aren’t thinking about safety so all drivers, especially the professional drivers, have an additional challenge. Don’t let your guard down around schools or school buses. Be a careful driver and help these kids grow up safe and happy!
Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCS) Regulations Section 392.16 requires that all commercial vehicle drivers be restrained with a “seat belt assemble.” However, the seat belt remains the most important safety device in your vehicle. As a professional driver we thought the information below would be of interest to you.