Posts Tagged ‘trucking operations’

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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 PilotOnline.com

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Evans Featured in Old Time Trucks Magazine

April 9, 2014

Check out this article in Old Time Trucks Magazine featuring some terrifc shots of Evans Delivery Trucks all the way back to our beginnings in 1939!  Thank you to Michael Lee Wedincamp in Savannah for writing and submitting the article!  

Old Time Trucks Magazine

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Kim Lorimer Weighs in on Infrastructure Funding

March 5, 2014

Kimberly Lorimer Read Kim’s input in a recent Pottsville Republican article  BUSINESS REVIEW: Most Schuylkill Chamber members back need to increase funds for infrastructure

 

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TRANSPORTATION REGULATORY UPDATE INFORMATION

July 15, 2013

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

For more information just click here!

Transportation_Regulatory_Update_Sheet_6-27-2013

*      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

AND DON”T FORGET –

CVSA Event Calendar 2013

Brake Safety Week:

September 8 – 14

Operation Safe Driver:

October 20 – 26

 

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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.

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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).
Cheers,
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.

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UNSAFE DRIVING – A YEAR IN REVIEW

May 5, 2013

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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.