Maverick names 2009 Driver of the Year
Maverick Transportation named Jeff Fraembs as its 2009 Driver of the Year. Fraembs, a professional driver for 20 years, has been with Maverick for more than seven years. “Jeff is an outstanding person, as well as an outstanding driver,” says Fleet Manager Lea Anne Lindsey. “He is a very hard worker with a great attitude and willingness to help out anyone, whenever needed.”
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Prime wins service award from Lowe’s
Prime Inc. was honored by Lowe’s home improvement chain as the recipient of the 2009 Gold Carrier Service Award in recognition of its exceptional on-time service. “This is a prestigious award that sets us apart from other flatbed carriers because it is based completely on measurable service metrics,” says Brian Brown, Prime’s national account manager of flatbed operations.
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Truckers’ health remains top concern
“Truckers would never knowingly run bad fuel through their engines, let them idle for days at a time or stress them beyond their reasonable limits,” says Chelle Pfiffner, founder and managing partner of J&K Health Consulting, LLC. “But too often, they do similar things to their bodies, and the consequences can be both startling and tragic.” That was the message Pfiffner delivered to an invitation-only audience of trucking company executives as a speaker at the 2010 Healthy Trucking Summit sponsored by Healthy Trucking Association of America in Atlanta.
Enrollment in driver screening program
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) opened enrollment for carriers in the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), which is designed to allow carriers to obtain each driver applicant’s history of roadside inspections and crashes. The voluntary program will give participating motor carriers, for a fee and with a driver applicant’s written consent, access to the agency’s crash and inspection data for the past several years on the driver.
ATA endorses Vigillo’s CSA Scorecard
The American Trucking Association has endorsed Vigillo, LLC’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 Scorecard as an effective program to help large and small trucking companies manage their responsibilities under the current CSA 2010 regulations, which will replace the existing SafeStat program this summer. The scorecard draws from the same carrier and driver data sources as FMCSA to calculate carriers’ CSA 2010 behavior analysis and safety improvement.
Huge wind turbine blades arrive safe
ATS Wind Energy Services successfully moved four of the longest wind turbine blades on record, measuring over 180 feet in length. All four blades were shipped from the manufacturer in Washington State to the final site in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. Transport involved a multi-modal operation, first from the origin to the Port of Everett, WA, followed by ocean transit to the Netherlands, barge service to a nearby jetty, crane operations from barge to truck and finally a brief truck ride to the project site.