Just a reminder to all of our drivers about the Pacos Reward Program. Each time you put in your own empty and loaded calls we will track it, and the drivers with the highest percentage will be eligible for weekly and monthly prizes!!!
November 1, 2017
November has always been the highest month for claims reporting. A large portion of that is a result of animal hits. Please ensure that your electronic deer whistle is working. With wheels chocked, brakes released and key on you should hear a high pitch tone at the front of your truck, if not report this to the shop. There has been a significant drop in animal hits since we stated installing these devices.
When operating your truck never swerve for an animal on the roadway whether an alpaca, bear, cow, deer, horse, moose, possum, raccoon, skunk, squirrel or zebra (or any other animal between a too z).
Swerving is never a good idea in a truck, it will probably result in a loss of control and the vehicle ending up off the road, or even worse, in a rock cut.
Be vigilant for wild life, if it is on the roadway attempt to reduce speed in order to lessen the impact, but do not leave your lane of travel.
A special note in regard to bear hits, Travel 1 or 2 miles up the roadway, if possible, before exiting the truck to inspect for damage. If a bear cub was hit you do not want to meet up with mama.
Depending on the severity of the damage, take photos, record your exact location and time and carry on. Report the damage to the safety department at your next stop during normal business hours. For severe damage notify Bill Horrigan 289-259-0484 and the police 911.
We are happy to announce the following changes in Administration.
Kathy Higson has accepted the role of Licensing Clerk replacing Sandra Garmon who will be leaving us at the end of the year for her well-deserved retirement. Kathy will move into the role over the next 2 months ensuring a smooth transition before Sandra leaves us at the end of December.
Please join me in congratulating Kathy on her new position. She has worked hard and we are thrilled to be able to offer her this opportunity. Kathy will report to Ann Cacoilo in her new role.
October 26, 2017
Attention: All Personnel
In the past 2 weeks The Contrans Group has had two trucks parked with no brakes set. In both cases this resulted in the units rolling away unattended and striking parked trailers. Fortunately no persons were injured.
Both of these rollaways were tractors equipped with automatic transmissions. Leaving a tractor in neutral without applying the parking brake can and has resulted in a rollaway.
Whether operating an automatic or standard transmission, ensure that the parking brake is set each and every time you exit the cab.
NEUTRAL DOES NOT MEAN PARKED
We are currently investigating the feasibility of the brakes automatically applying, or a warning device sounding should the driver door be opened without the parking brakes being applied.
Finally be aware of your surroundings at all times. A rollaway with the engine shut off will be a silent killer.
CFG’s CVOR is currently at 25.42% as of October 2, 2017.
Please note that this has increased 0.68% over the previous month.
CSA Scores for September below
Here is how the scores have changed from August,
Unsafe Driving: No Change, 0 %
Crash Indicator: No Change, 0%
HOS Compliance: Up 9%, 50%
Vehicle Maintenance: Up 2%, 31%
Controlled Substance: No Change, 0%
Hazardous Material: No Change, no data
Driver Fitness: No Change, no data