Is HTC Out Of Roff Oklahoma A Good Company

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Bradley K.'s Comment
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I'm starting next week running flatbed for HTC out of Roff Oklahoma. I've been doing oilfield frac and drove all sorts of trucks but this will be my first otr job..I'll be driving a 2014 Freightliner Coronado...just wondering if anyone has worked for them and what their experience there was like....thanks

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I just used the FMCSA's Safety Measurement System* in another thread. I tried it for HTC Express, Inc. Obviously it has nothing about driver policies, rules, attitudes, pay or whatever. The following is the safety report for HTC:

HTC Express, Inc.
The summary includes information on the 5 most recent investigations and 24 months of inspections and crash history.

Most Recent Investigation: 2/21/2013 (Non-Ratable Review)
Total Inspections: 393
Total Inspections without Violations used in SMS: 163
Total Inspections with Violations used in SMS: 230
Total Crashes* : 14

*Crashes listed represent a motor carrier’s involvement in reportable crashes, regardless of the carrier’s or driver’s role in the crash.

Uhhh...: out of 393 inspections, 2/3 of them had Violations of one sort or another.

Another part of the report says there are issues with HOS compliance and Vehicle Maintenance.

HTC Report

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bradley K.'s Comment
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Well it says last investigation was 2013 hopefully they have made some improvements since then...they also lease trucks out to a bunch of other small businesses that go through their company but don't actually work for them... that don't have insurance 401k or anything and drive old trucks...the company itself has all brand new fleets good insurance good 401k and pays 25 percent of load so I guess I'll see how it goes...

Tracey D.'s Comment
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Cool site, Errol. I have it bookmarked. Thanks for the info!

Scott M's Comment
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I just used the FMCSA's Safety Measurement System* in another thread. I tried it for HTC Express, Inc. Obviously it has nothing about driver policies, rules, attitudes, pay or whatever. The following is the safety report for HTC:

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HTC Express, Inc.
The summary includes information on the 5 most recent investigations and 24 months of inspections and crash history.

Most Recent Investigation: 2/21/2013 (Non-Ratable Review)
Total Inspections: 393
Total Inspections without Violations used in SMS: 163
Total Inspections with Violations used in SMS: 230
Total Crashes* : 14

*Crashes listed represent a motor carrier’s involvement in reportable crashes, regardless of the carrier’s or driver’s role in the crash.

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Uhhh...: out of 393 inspections, 2/3 of them had Violations of one sort or another.

Another part of the report says there are issues with HOS compliance and Vehicle Maintenance.

HTC Report

Errol- Great website! Can you provide link for DAC? Not sure what info DAC provides- I think personal info- like if terminated, etc.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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JetGuy wants to know:

Can you provide link for DAC? Not sure what info DAC provides- I think personal info- like if terminated, etc.

A few trips through the Google rabbit hole got me to Hireright.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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