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July 26, 2018

7 Inspections to Ensure a Safe Work Environment

Formal and informal safety inspections are a valuable tool to measure continuous improvement in the Safe Operations Program. Informal inspections should be performed by all associates as a means of...

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July 25, 2018

Best Practices for Raising and Lowering Landing Gear

Take Care of Shoulders & Back A truck driver was “cranking” a manual trailer dolly when he claimed to have felt sharp pain in his shoulder. During re-enactments and subsequent observations, he...

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July 24, 2018

Distracted Driving: A Recipe for Disaster

DID YOU KNOW? Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is...

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July 20, 2018

4 Truck Backing Safety Tips (G.O.A.L.)

Backing up a truck is one of the most dangerous - and potentially expensive - maneuvers that truckers can do and can be overcome by the use of extra care and caution. Backing events require extreme...

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July 18, 2018

7 Question Safety Quiz...Are You a Safety Expert? Find Out!

Questions What safety measures are in place to reduce the risk of a Trailer Pull? If a piece of equipment is tagged or locked out, when is it ok to use? What is the water formula per day? Name two...

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July 18, 2018

July 2018 Safety Calendar

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July 16, 2018

5 Ways to Avoid Cargo Theft

Logistics companies have been notified recently by the FBI and local law enforcement agencies that there has been a rapid increase in cargo theft, specifically regarding loads of liquor. If at any...

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July 13, 2018

6 Ways to Stay Hydrated in the Heat of Summer

Hot, Tired, and Thirsty: How Dehydration Feels Start your hydration early in the morning… When dehydration occurs, we experience a range of symptoms from dry mouth, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue...

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July 12, 2018

3 Points of Contact for Driver Safety

Step One Ensure that you have two (2) good handholds on handles or other grips Place foot squarely on step (3 Point Contact) Use your legs to push you up into the cab, while using your hands for grip...

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July 12, 2018

10 Principles of Safe Operations to Guide Behavior

All injuries and serious incidents can be prevented. The Verst groups believe all injuries and serious incidents are preventable. By managing, and, where possible, eliminating workplace hazards, we...

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