ZERO = $1000? TELL ME MORE!

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Service Transportation places high standards on our professional drivers. In return we offer great hometime,  a full benefits package, best in class bonus and earnings potential and top of the line equipment. So what more could a driver want. Well a few extra spending dollars never hurts. So Service Transportation is happy to announce a 2nd half of 2017 $1000 giveaway, ZERO = $1000. From July 3rd, 2017, until December 31. 2017, any driver who remains free of preventable accidents,  has no loss time work injury, no roadside inspections with violations, no breakdowns of the drivers causing or worsening, no log citations, or violating of the hours of service rules for any reason, and no service failures due to driver error, will be entered into a drawing to receive $1000. High expectations are expected from every driver, and we hope to have every driver eligible for this prize. If you have any questions about this please contact the Safety Department at 843-537-9587 ext. 7.

Just like in golf where the low score wins, having zero issues in these areas can truly pay off.

Drive Safe, Drive Smart, Deliver Service.

 

 

ROAD CHECK 2017 JUNE 6-8

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ROADCHECK 2017-  JUNE 6-8, 2017….SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU? FOR MANY DRIVERS THIS IS A NERVOUS TIME, WHERE THE WORRY AND BURDEN OF BEING INSPECTED LEADS TO A STRESS FILLED FEW DAYS. FOR OTHERS, THOSE WHO ARE DOING THEIR JOBS AS PROFESSIONALS EVERYDAY WILL NO WORRIES. THIS YEARS FOCUS IS ON LOAD SECUREMENT. ENSURE EVERY LOAD YOU PULL IS SECURED AGAINST MOVEMENT AND SEALED WITH A TRAILER SEAL WITH THE SEAL NUMBER RECORDED ON THE PAPERWORK FOR THE LOAD. HERE AT SERVICE TRANSPORTATION WE KNOW WE WILL HAVE OUR SHARE OF INSPECTIONS DURING THIS TIME, BUT WE ALSO EXPECT TO HAVE A 100% PASSING RATE FOR ALL INSPECTIONS. IF STOPPED, ALWAYS REMAIN PROFESSIONAL, NEVER ARGUE WITH AN OFFICER, AND NOTIFY THE COMPANY AS SOON AS YOUR INSPECTION IS COMPLETE AND GIVE US THE GREAT NEWS OF ANOTEHR PASSING INSPECTION. REMEMBER ALSO THAT ALL TIME SPENT DURING INSPECTIONS NEED TO SHOWN ON-DUTY, AND NOTED IN YOUR LOGS AS EITHER ROADSIDE INSPECTION, OR INSPECTION AT FIXED SITE. BELOW IS A LINK TO THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ADMINISTRATION WEBPAGE REGARDING THIS YEARS ROAD CHECK. PLEASE CONTACT THE SAFETY DEPARTMENT AT EXTENTION 7 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, OR THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT SHOULD YOU NEED EQUIPTMENT REPAIRED AT EXTENSION 113. YOUR SUCCESS IS THE COMPANIES SUCCESS. IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, THEN YOU CANT DO IT WRONG… I WAS TAUGHT THAT UPON MY ENTRY INTO THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY, AND IT RINGS TRUE IN EVERYTHING WE DO. STAY SAFE, RUN LEGAL, AND DO IT RIGHT.

THANK YOU AND DRIVE SAFE.

FRANK EVANS, SAFETY DIRECTOR SERVICE TRANSPORTATION INC.

 

CVSA’s 2017 International Roadcheck Enforcement Event to Take Place June 6-8 with Special Emphasis on Cargo Securement

SNAP AND EARN !!

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HOW ARE YOUR PHOTO SKILLS?? GOT A FANCY NEW CAMERA OR INSTAGRAM FILTER YOUR WANTING TO USE?? WELL NOW YOU CAN SNAP AND EARN. FROM 5/5/17 UNTIL 5/26/17, TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR TRUCK, OR ANY OF OUR TRUCKS, AS MANY AS YOU WANT AND EITHER EMAIL THEM TO FRANK.EVANS@SERVTRAN.COM OR TEXT YOUR WORKS OF ART TO 843-287-6018. MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR NAME SOMEWHERE ON THE EMAIL OR TEXT. WE WILL BE PICKING OUT THE BEST AND AWARDING $50 GIFT CARDS TO THE WINNERS. SO LETS SEE WHAT YOU GOT……(TIP FOR SUCCESS: TRUCKS THAT ARE STILL WET AFTER A FRESH TRUCK WASH WILL HAVE THAT EXTRA SHINE TO THEM WHEN PHOTOGRAPHED)

EVERY INCH MATTERS

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BEING A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER IS NEVER EASY, THIS I KNOW FIRSTHAND. THE DEADLINES AND PAPERWORK, THE WORRIES OF ISSUES OF HOME AND FAMILY ALONG WITH ALL THOSE CRAZY DRIVERS YOU SHARE THE ROAD WITH ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH DURING A WEEK. BUT YOU KNOW THESE THINGS ARE THINGS YOU HANDLE EVERYDAY. NO MATTER THE ROUTE YOU RUN, OR HOW OFTEN YOU HAVE TAKEN ANY STRETCH OF ROAD, ITS NEVER THE TWICE. THAT BLUE CAR LAST WEEK MAY BE A SCHOOL BUS TODAY, OR THE SMOOTHEST OF ROADS MONTHS AGO MAY TODAY BE TORN APART FOR ANOTHER REPAIR. AS YOU MOVE EVERYTHING AROUND YOU CHANGES. THE ONLY CONSTANT IS YOUR DILIGENCE BEHIND THE WHEEL TO KNOW THAT WHILE EVERY MILE YOU RUN IS WHAT PAYS THE BILLS, ITS ACTUALLY EVERY INCH YOU DRIVE THAT GETS YOU THERE. STAY RESTED, STAY FOCUSED, DRIVE SMART AND NEVER TAKE CHANCES.

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ANYTIME AT FRANK.EVANS@SERVTRAN.COM , OR POST A COMMENT IN THE COMMENTS. I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE ON THE ROAD.

FRANK EVANS

PERMIT BOOK CHECKS

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TAKING THE TIME TO CHECK YOUR PERMIT BOOK OUT COULD SAVE YOU BOTH TIME AND MONEY SHOULD YOU BE MISSING SOMETHING YOU NEED. VEHICLE REGISTRATION, IFTA PERMITS,  OPERATING AUTHORITY AND INSURANCE ARE ALL REQUIRED TO BE IN THE TRUCK. EVERY TIME YOU GET INTO A TRUCK, EVEN IF ITS ONLY TO DRIVE FOR A DAY OR EVEN A FEW MILES, CHECK THE PERMITS. FINES AND PENALITIES FOR THESE INCLUDE CITATIONS TO THE DRIVER AS WELL AS CSA POINTS FOR THE DRIVER AND THE COMPANY. PLEASE CALL FRANK AT SERVICE TRANSPORTATION AT 843-287-6018 SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

HOT ROADS, FAST TRUCKS AND UNDER INFLATED TIRES EQUAL DOWN TIME

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Too Fast for Your Tires?

 

Is there a speed limit for truck tires? Are truckers wantonly violating those limits and putting the safety of the motoring public at risk? If you read a recent Associated Press story titled “Big Rigs Often Go Faster than Tires Can Handle,” you might come to that conclusion. And while there is some truth to the story, it underplays a critical point related to truck speeds and tires: inflation pressure. As the weather heats up so do the roads and, so do the tires, then add speed to the equation and this only increases the problem. Do these elevated speed limits really pose a tire-related threat to safety? You can almost hear the pencils scratching away on yellow legal pads around the country. It could be fertile ground for the ambulance chasers. Yes, there is some legitimate concern that high speeds can create safety issues for truck tires. But know this: It’s not the tire per se that is the problem – it’s the maintenance of the tire, namely how rigorously its inflation pressure is maintained. We would like to remind our drivers here at Service Transportation to take a little extra time during their pre-trip to make sure all tires are properly inflated.

Gerry Sullivan

SMITH SYSTEM TRAINING CLASSES

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In December of 2016 Service Transportation partnered with the Smith System to begin offering training in Space Cushion Driving. This partnership is an effort to improve and Enhance our entire working team. Mechanics in the shop, dispatchers, company owners and all the way up to our fleet of drivers, all will benefit from this training. Its not geared at only driving a tractor trailer, but any vehicle where you are at the controls. Getting home at the end of every trip is very important to us. Family first, really matters. Please review the available dates below, and contact me at 843-537-9587(ext 112) or text me at 843-287-6018, or even leave a comment below the post with your name and date you choose. Spouses and even children, and grandchildren of driving age are welcome to attend.  THIS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES AND YOU WILL RECIEVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION THAT YOU CAN SUBMIT TO YOUR AUTO INSURANCE COMPANY FOR A POSSIBLE RATE DISCOUNT.

SATURDAY       OCTOBER       28TH, 2017                   ALL CLASSES WILL LAST APPROX 3 HOURS, AND WILL BE AT THE OFFICE IN WALLACE.

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE NEW SERVICE TRANSPORTATION

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HELLO TO YOU ALL-

                 All of us here at Service Transportation are very proud and excited to offer up a brand new, redesigned and more informative website. With the site we will have space for getting information to you the drivers, about news, events, and ways to keep yourself and others out of trouble. Your feedback and thoughts about the site and what is on it are important to us, SO LET US HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY. We all appreciate what it is you do on the road. As someone who has driven, and still do on occasion I appreciate the skill and focus it takes to maneuver a tractor trailer. Thank you and I hope you all find the page to be enjoyable and beneficial to you and what you do.

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