First Call From Safety Department

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Mike B.'s Comment
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So im driving through maryland...or PA and my phone rings and its from Tennessee so I figur its western. Oh it was. The safety director tells me that I have two pings come up in one month. one for hard breaking and tailing to close. I know exactly when it happened a flat jumped into my lane to avoid hitting a 4 wheeler. So I'm nervous and thinking im in trouble so I bite the bullet and ask so what protocol is next and he says "Oh no dude thats damn near perfect keep up the good work." At point my stomach detached from my butt hole and I sighed a big sigh of relief.

Turtle's Comment
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Whew!

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G-Town's Comment
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Nice going!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job Mike. I'd be nervous as well getting a call from safety. Keep up the safe driving and I guarantee it will not go unnoticed.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Had couple those hard brakes Told no worries ur good

Then why call me?? Lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Had couple those hard brakes Told no worries ur good

Then why call me?? Lol.

I believe they're required to "coach" you for every occurrence. My previous job I got a call because I had a hard brake in our yard (foot slipped on pedal in the rain) and I wasn't wearing a seat belt to move no more than 50 feet to fuel island.

Current job I got talked to during my review about a hard brake in Waterloo Iowa. I slowed from 23 to 2 in 3 seconds if I recall correctly. It was more of trying to figure out why it registered it as a hard brake but we still discussed it as they do for every harsh event

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Getting a call from Safety is akin to getting sent to the Principal’s Office: Someone else “volunteered” you to go, each encounter always makes one nervous, and it usually amounts to nothing.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Increase your following distance and when people pass you, slow down. they will probably jump in front.

stay calm. 😁

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Soooo many 4 wheeler idiots out there, it's dumbfounding lol.

Had guy on my left impatient couldn't wait for car in front of him to pass, so midway he decides to force his way over, coulda wiped my left fender out I seen his action and braked to barely miss him swiping my fender !

I coulda easily turned wee bit left n pitted him, jeeeze then he proceeds to fly down the road over 90 mph, I looked back expecting to see highway patrol chasing him by his erratic driving at high speeds weaving lane to lane in a dang fired up hurry.

Surprised I didn't see him flipped over etc down the road.....Why I am aware of my surroundings in the rig or my lil honda lol These Idiots are everywhere !!

G-Town's Comment
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Steve Reno wrote:

Had guy on my left impatient couldn't wait for car in front of him to pass, so midway he decides to force his way over, coulda wiped my left fender out I seen his action and braked to barely miss him swiping my fender !

There is a reason we should be peering at our side view mirrors frequently, so this sort of thing doesn’t take us by surprise. Steve’s story is a perfect example...putting an exclamation point on it.

My driving time puts me in this sort of NASCAR nonsense multiple times on a daily basis. (North Jersey, South Jersey, and Philly areas) ... I will slow down whenever I see something like this unfolding in anticipation of an aggressive and stupid move. Let them have their way and get by you quicker. Don’t maintain your speed, drop it before they are completely past you. Same thing when ever I’m passed and the “passer” cones into my lane with barely a car length between me and them.

Drive defensively...take “preventive” action before potentially becoming involved and/or required to take abrupt, evasive action. Our trucks are Idiot Magnets. Expect it, anticipate it, and prevent your involvement with their crash.

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