Every Carrier should focus on their core strengths. Find out what they are good at and bring solutions to the table. But sometimes we leave the subject of safety on the side.
Over time, resources in the transportation area have become abundant: Technology, fleet size, and human talent have come together into a world of high-speed operations, with ever-growing challenges companies face in their supply-chain.
The vast majority of truck drivers are safe and responsible. However, the large size and weight of commercial trucks means that when accidents do occur, they can be severe.
So it would only come natural to maximize the use of your available capacity and give drivers the chance to earn miles on the road.
In the quest for on-time delivery, OTR, regional and local trucking must follow safety regulations that ensure America’s road to be safe for all drivers alike. Our number one objective is to avoid accidents due to human error.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of truck accidents in the United States varies from year to year. In 2020, the number was 446,829.
The NHTSA and other organizations, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) within the Department of Transportation (DOT), work to improve truck safety by setting standards for vehicles and drivers, enforcing regulations, and educating the public about safe driving practices.
At Forza Transportation Services, we use these guidelines as a strength and integrate them into our culture by having Safety as a core value. This makes us put the well being of our drivers and employees first in all we do. Safety doesn’t only mean to follow regulations, but to understand and ingrain the purpose of a safe operation into our daily life.
Regulations like Hours of Service and the use of ELD (Electronic logging devices) are the backbone of