54 Years Of Safe, Accident-free Driving!

Topic 15248 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Anchorman's Comment
member avatar

We frequently talk in the forum about getting that first year of safe, accident-free driving under your belt...Check out some of these impressive milestones...

OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

Don L. Peters of Saratoga, Wyo., has been recognized for 54 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Randall W. Strachan of Palmyra, Mo., has been recognized for 36 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Dennis L. Johnson of Clark, S.D., has been recognized for 34 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Steve Davenport of Lewisville, Texas, has been recognized for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Stephen D. Satterwhite of Sumner, Wash., has been recognized for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Michael E. Zanella of Columbus, Ohio, has been recognized for 25 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Larry L. Gerhart of Tucson, Ariz., has been recognized for 21 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Johnny Turvaville of Gun Barrel City, Texas, has been recognized for 18 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Gerald and Jackie Engebretson of New Auburn, Wis., have been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Gerald McCarty of Frankfort, Ind., has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Scott G. B. Sargent of Holmen, Wis., has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Dennis M. Mraz of Manitowoc, Wis., has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Dave A. Billinger of Osawatomie, Kan., has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Chris A. Winter of Memphis, Tenn., has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Alexander Pinckney of Browns Mills, N.J., has been recognized for 11 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Michael E. Montague of Rochester, Wash., has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving.

Paul M. Hoopingarner of Tahlequah, Okla., has been recognized for eight years of safe, accident-free driving.

Steven V. Bennett of Elverson, Pa., has been recognized for two years of safe, accident-free driving.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

miracleofmagick's Comment
member avatar

When you see as much stupidity out there as we do every day, even one year is remarkable. What these guys have done goes way beyond that.

sculpy's Comment
member avatar

Good point miracleofmagic. There must be a little luck that goes along with safety records like that nowadays eh?

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.
miracleofmagick's Comment
member avatar

I would say there is some luck yes, but it is mostly a combination of skill, planning, paying attention and just being safety minded.

The luck comes in with not getting into one of those accidents you can't control yourself, like when you're stopped due to traffic and someone behind you doesn't notice traffic is stopped and plotted into you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
member avatar

I would say there is some luck yes, but it is mostly a combination of skill, planning, paying attention and just being safety minded.

The luck comes in with not getting into one of those accidents you can't control yourself, like when you're stopped due to traffic and someone behind you doesn't notice traffic is stopped and plotted into you.

Totally agree here. There is a 3 million miler Walmart driver who runs out of our DC. His rationale for staying out of trouble echoes what Miracle wrote. Fi

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve_HBG's Comment
member avatar

When you see as much stupidity out there as we do every day, even one year is remarkable. What these guys have done goes way beyond that.

And then there's the unexpected... One case in point happened a few months ago on U.S. 35 northwest of Chilocothe, Ohio. I was following another driver on an arrow-straight portion of the four lane when, for no reason whatsoever and completely unexpected, the driver made a casual right turn, directly into the unplanted corn field to our right.

After ensuring no one was injured, I had to ask the driver what he was thinking... The driver's response: "Didn't you see the exit sign for the rest area?" Um, no...

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bud A.'s Comment
member avatar

Man, that 54-year driver has been at it since before I was born. Pretty amazing!

Pat M.'s Comment
member avatar

I didn't make the list with my 3 years? Oh the injustice...

As for those listed, a hearty congratulations to all.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anchorman's Comment
member avatar

OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

"John C. Taylor of Cross Junction, Va., has been recognized for 66 years of safe, accident-free driving."

Wow!!! Absolutely Incredible!!!

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More