In this month’s Safety360 we continue to discuss forward impediment.
In order to protect our Professional Driver, JLE sets a higher standard of securement at 75 percent of aggregate working load, not 50 percent as set by FMCSA. JLE Securement Standards requires that all loads have some form of forward impediment.
There are a number of ways to prevent forward movement of freight such as load blocking, bulkheads, cross chains or straps, and “belly wraps’ to name a few. The few minutes spent assuring forward impediment is exceeded will be the life saved should you have an emergency stopping event. Our Professional Driver is the most important and valued asset at JLE,. Protect yourself and the motoring public by going above and beyond when performing load securement.
Thank you for all you do.
Most Professional Drivers have the skills to drive safely down the road. It takes a special Professional Driver to load and secure items on a trailer with no walls! The pride taking any item and securing it to a trailer to ride across country is a special skill, and it is that skill set that sets us apart. This month we want to take a minute to reaffirm what we all know, there is no substitute for a well secured load.
JLE takes great pride in knowing that our Professional Drivers are the best in the industry. That is why we do everything we can to protect the most important part of every load we deliver at JLE, our Professional Driver.
This month we want to take a minute to remind our Professional Drivers of the importance of proper securement. Assuring that our equipment is in top condition and repair. Making sure we put that extra chain or strap on the load. Taking extra care and precaution when on the trailer loading and securing our loads. And covering our loads so the tarps stay put and the freight stays dry.
Thank you for all you do. Stay safe, secure, and Proudly Driven at JLE.
Life has changed a great deal the past few weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As drivers, you are on the front lines each day assuring goods are getting to where they are needed most. We all thank you for your tireless efforts.
The COVID-19 outbreak has also changed the way we interact with one another. Before the outbreak who heard of Social Distancing? Touchless Deliveries? These have now become the social norms of our daily existence.
In order to better protect drivers on the road the CDC (Centers for Decease Control and Prevention) and transportation industry leaders and organizations have come out with a number of recommendations to reduce the risk of infection for drivers. Some tips are simple, limit personal contact, wash and disinfect your hands often, and if you feel sick stay away from others. Others are tasks we do not do nearly as often, such as clean and disinfect everything you touch in your truck with cleaner containing alcohol.
In the Safety 360 for April we want to explore some of the suggestions the CDC and trucking leaders and organizations have suggested to reduce risk to drivers of catching COVID-19. We want to assist you in being as prepared and up to date as possible for what is happening around you each day, and this month’s Safety 360 is dedicated to keeping you in the know.
Be safe. Be careful. Protect yourself and those around you. And thank you for all you do each and every day.
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As a flatbed carrier one of the most important parts of our safety is assuring what we load on our trailers stays put when we go down the road.
And while making sure we use the proper rated securement is important, it is equally important that we check and maintain our equipment to the highest standards.
FMCSA requires that we secure loads to 50% of rated weight, JLE takes it a step further, our company policy is securement to 75% of rated weight.
Why do we take the extra precaution and steps to secure our loads? That’s easy. Our most important, and highest value person sits in front of each load we pull.
Let’s remember, there are no short cuts when it comes to assuring that every load we pull travels down the road safely, securely, and arrives in tact and on time, protecting you and the motoring public at all times.