Posts Tagged ‘Evans Drivers’


Truckers’ experiences at ports unpredictable

November 12, 2014

Venson Gunter and Clarence Epps start their workdays with the crunch of heavy metal.

It’s not a blast from stereo speakers, but thunderous clanks from the hitches on their trucks as they back into cargo containers waiting to be whisked away.

Gunter and Epps make their livings hauling boxes filled with tons of goods of all kinds to and from the port of Hampton Roads.

While the tractors are their own, they drive under contracts with Century Express, a trucking company operating out of the old Ford plant in Norfolk.

Read the rest of the story published in



September 4, 2014


Some interesting articles  about Brake Week coming September 7-13

Here is how TA/Petro can help

What a quality Mid-Trip Inspections (tractor/trailer/or both) can do for a you:

  • Reduce down time during Brake Week
  • Clean inspections help your CSA scores
  • Fines are a direct hit to your bottom line
  • Money is only made when the wheels are turning
  • IT IS FREE through September 15th!

Inform the Turck Service Attendance when you call the site that you would like a FREE Mid-Trip inspection using the discount code -> “Fleet DOMT” – Up to a $19.99 Value!

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2014 Winter Evans Network Safety Newsletter

March 7, 2014

2014 Winter News


Mandatory CSA Awareness Training for ALL Operators

July 18, 2013

Starting  Monday, July 8th at 11AM EST, the Evans Safety Department will be conducting MANDATORY  CSA Awareness Training for ALL operators.  The training will be running everyday over the course of the next few months.

Here is a copy of the post card  that has been sent to the homes of all of the operators.

CSA Awareness Training – Starts Monday July 8th at 11AM EST

Please encourage all of your folks to call in sooner – rather than later.  Please print and post this document in a visible location as well.

Thank you,

Scott Rarick



July 15, 2013

Deb Raymond is passing this information along – be sure to mark your calendars!

For more information just click here!


*      January 30, 2014 – Medical Certification Requirements

*      May 21, 2014   –  National Registry of Certified Examiners

*      June 2014    –  National Clearinghouse for reporting positive test results

*      June 2014    – National Driver Record Notification System

*      June 2017   – Electronic Submission of Medical Certificates


CVSA Event Calendar 2013

Brake Safety Week:

September 8 – 14

Operation Safe Driver:

October 20 – 26



CVSA Annual Roadcheck 2013 – are you ready?

May 31, 2013

June 4-6, 2013

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June. Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform the truck and bus inspections. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico). Roadcheck is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.

Since its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered over 1 Million, resulting in more than 220 lives saved and 4,045 injuries avoided. It has also provided for the distribution of countless pieces of educational literature and safety events to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.

For more info click here.  Better yet, review this Roadcheck-Checklist–2013.


Suspended CDL = RED FLAG Violation

May 17, 2013

A suspended CDL can lead to a Red Flag Violation. These violations serve almost like a scarlet letter for carriers. Any company that hires a driver with a previous Red Flag violation will likely increase their risk of an audit.  Any driver with a red flag violation will be thoroughly inspected 100% of the time during a D.O.T. Audit. In short, Red Flag violations are to be avoided at all cost… But what does this have to do with me you ask? Have you ever run into one of these situations?

  • Maybe you thought your citation was paid in full, BUT there’s still a small balance due that you are not aware of.
  • Maybe they mailed you a suspension letter, BUT your address had changed; therefore, you never received it.  
  • Maybe you canceled your personal car insurance to change companies, BUT it is showing that you do not have car insurance coverage.
  • Were you behind on your child support payments because of unforeseen circumstances and then got caught up, but the Motor Vehicle Department NEVER received verification that it was satisfied? 

If you answered yes, your license could have been suspended without you knowing it. Please take a few minutes to call the DMV in the state in which you are licensed to check on the status of your license. Learning your license is suspended during a roadside inspection will not pnly bring about possible termination, but it will also follow you for the rest of your career.


Hours of Service and PSP/CSA Training

May 17, 2013

Hours of Service Training

As we conduct our monthly log audits, we will alert your terminal that certain drivers may need an Hours of Service refresher. Our Log specialist may be requesting that you attend one of our Hours of Service classes. We hold these classes twice a week (Tuesday, Thursday) at 11 amEastern Time sharp. If you feel that you could benefit from such a class, feel free to call in as well. It’s a great time to review the regulations and ask questions. You can call in from any location to this number:

Dial-in number: (559)546-1200

Meeting ID: 766-398-089


The safety department may approve an applicant with the condition that they attend a CSA / PSP training course. We hold group training sessions three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) at 11 am Eastern sharp for these applicants. These group calls are designed to help you read your PSP report and get a better understanding about CSA. If you feel that you could also benefit from a CSA discussion, please join in on the discussion. You can call in from anywhere to this number:

Dial-in number: (559)546-1200

Meeting ID: 766-398-089


Safety News

May 17, 2013

Hi Everyone,
At the Evans corporate office we are very excited that spring is finally here! The winter coats have been put up for good and the shorts have been dusted off. The improving weather can mean only one thing. More people on the roads and more family trips. More cars, more vacations, more problems. Please drive defensively out there and remember the E.V.A.N.S. Keys (Eliminate Distractions, Vehicle Fitness, Always Buckle Up, Never Speed, Secure Your Freight).
Brent in Safety

Clean Roadside Inspections play a direct roll in both your personal CSA score & Evans’ CSA score too. For every clean level one, two, or three roadside inspection, a contractor’s and company’s Department of Transportation ranking will be be improved in any category that is inspected.

Besides the Benefits of lowering your CSA, we wanted to give our contractors an extra $10 Pilot/Flying J gift Card! Every clean roadside this month.



May 5, 2013

Over the last three months, we have had our ups and our downs when it comes to unsafe
driving. In March of this year, we had our lowest violation total (5 violations) dating back to June of 2011. In April, we had our violations total increase to eight. In May, they increased again to 12. The trend looks very negative until you put the numbers into perspective. This time last year we had more than double the violations in each month from March – May. So although 12 violations in May of 2013 does not seem like progress, it is a marked improvement from the 24 we received in 2012.

The hard work we all have been putting into getting the word out about Unsafe Driving Violations is paying off dividends in Evans’ CSA Score. Our percentile ranking has dropped in each of the past three months from 82.4% to 75%.

Even though our percentile rankings are dropping, we could be improving at an even greater rate.  We are still being hurt by the easiest violations to avoid. Speeding and seatbelt violations still dominate our Unsafe Driving violations. Over the last three months, speeding and seatbelt violations made up 80% of our Unsafe Driving violations.

By getting every contractor to follow the E.V.A.N.S. Keys we can make our alert status unsafe driving score a thing of the past. Wearing a safety belt and not speeding doesn’t cost anything. It will save a life and prevent an unexpected roadside inspection with Unsafe Driving violations.  Please continue to remind your drivers to Always Buckle Up and to Never Speed.