With an extreme heat wave covering a large portion of the U.S. this week, now is a good time to address environmental exposure and OSHA compliance. As part of your workplace safety program, it is your duty to provide your employees with an environment free from recognized hazards.
As employers you must make sure your team has appropriate schedules to reduce exposure times to extreme weather (hot or cold), as well as someplace to seek shelter and warm up or cool down as necessary. Proper clothing also plays a huge roll in worker safety. Keep in mind you may be required to provide some clothing at no cost to your employees as part of their personal p [...]
HELENA, Mont. - "Slow down and move over when you see flashing lights," it’s a sentiment being echoed at the State Capitol after two tow truck drivers were killed last fall near Columbus.
Casey Allen and Nick Visser died when a car that did not move over, hit them on the side of the road as they were helping someone else. It all happened in the middle of a snowstorm and now lawmakers are pushing a bill through that would heighten the punishment for not moving over for any kind of emergency vehicle.
So far, it has sailed through the house with a unanimous yes vote. On Thursday, family [...]
It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the time of year when motor carriers and others connected to trucking make a special effort to recognize the professionals who keep the freight moving. Throughout the week, special events will take place to honor them, and many of those events will feature food. Lots of it. So let’s hope the industry’s drivers have a hearty appetite!Of course, companies can, should and do show appreciation for their drivers throughout the year, but a designated week gives fleets a focal point around which to plan and make a splash. [...]
If you’ve ever enjoyed nachos or a hot dog at baseball game, you have a truck driver to thank for transporting it.
On Sept. 13, American Trucking Associations will do just that as it honors truck drivers during a major league baseball game on Trucking Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The event is part of Sept. 8-14 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of members of the trucking industry.
“It’s an important time to celebrate everybody, to give them a pat on the back and to let them know how appreciated they are,” said Elisabeth Barna, chief operating officer and executive vice president of industry affairs for ATA. “It’s a good time for the [...]