Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2012 Safety Goals for Sammons Trucking
TOTAL CSA Scores: Drop Total points below 7500 19.7% decrease
Currently at 9,350 14.8% decrease
Last year at 10,982 34% decrease
Year before that at 16,845
We are getting less inspections as our numbers go down but the % of out of service violation is increasing. On Maintenance inspections 2009-886 insp 2010-702 (20%) and 2011-645 (8%)
By BASICS 2009 2010 2011 2012 goals
Vehicle Maintenance 82.1 77.3 79.3 below 70%
Fatigued Driving 59.3 64.6 64.0 below 60%
Unsafe driving 81.5 56.4 58.6 below 50%
Drug & alcohol 73.3 31.8 inc inc
Driver fitness 43.6 17.8 34.2 below 20%
Accidents 51.5 9.5 937 below 10%
How are we going to get to these goals. It is going to take all of us working together. Pretrip inspection can find many of the cargo and vehicle defects. We will continue the 90 day inspections but on repeat violations or serious out of service inspection there will be an additional inspection set up within the 30 day period after the bad inspection for the equipment with biggest issues.
Log book violations are a important area we can improve. Our top two violations are log books not current (88 violations and 700 points) and form and manner (51 violations and 162 points). We also have had 27 over 14 hour violations in the past 24 months. We can do way better than this and on repeat violators will be asked to consider electronic logs.
Cell Phone use while driving needs to be eliminated unless your phone is completely hands free. By regulation a hands free phone requires only 1 button to answer or call. If you have to dial it is not hands free.
Winter Driving Tip: At least double you’re following distances in winter driving especially while on ice or snow. Bridges and shadows can be icy when the rest of the roadway is icy. If you do not expect it your reaction time may not be enough to avoid a crash. It is really important to allow extra time for your trips during the winter months as ice and snow can be a factor in almost every state.
Trucks with engines from 1996 thru 1999 will have to register by January 31, 2011. Less than 2 weeks. Packets have been sent to everyone we think has an engine of this age. Any questions get with Phil