P&S Transportation’s Elizabeth terminal enjoyed catered lunches during National
Truck Driver Appreciation Week. From left to right: Professional Driver Tomasz
Wiecek; Driver Manager Billy Cairns; Professional Driver Mike Winsor; Director of
NE Operations Mike Krohn and Professional Driver Todd Lucas.
By Steve Pollock
Elizabeth, NJ… P&S Transportation executives made a trip from the company’s Birmingham, Alabama corporate office to the P&S terminal in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Johnathan Marshall, Director of Safety and Joshua Phillips, Director of Recruiting and Retention made the trip to help P&S drives prepare for the September DOT Brake Inspection Check. Johnathan and Joshua’s purpose was to help drivers have a better understanding of how to perform a visual brake inspection. When most companies think about brake violations, the first thing that comes to mind is out of adjustment violations. In addition to brakes being out of adjustment, there are also other violations that may occur with the brakes. These can be easily identified through a routine visual inspection. P&S drivers were encouraged to have their brakes adjusted or checked by a company mechanic if they didn’t think they were in compliance.
P&S is a very safety conscious company and strives to educate their drivers about staying compliant and keep themselves and the company from accruing unnecessary CSA points. Brake issues during DOT inspections may place the truck out of service, which would increase the CSA points by two additions points, for both the company and driver. P&S is trying to reduce all maintenance violations by helping drivers recognize problems during their pre-trip inspection.
P&S Transportation also took the opportunity to thank drivers at the Elizabeth terminal and recognize them during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. P&S drivers at the Elizabeth terminal enjoyed a catered lunch as well as shirts and hats given away by the company. P&S also held appreciation events at each of their terminals in recognition of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.