Whether you're a business owner or a driver yourself, we encourage you to sign up for our free, Safe Winter Truck Driving Best Practices Webinar, happening Dec. 5 at 3:00 PM (EST). At that time, Aim Safety Manager John Rugarber will take attendees through the dos and don'ts of navigating tough winter conditions with confidence, ensuring not only their own safety but also contributing to the overall well-being of the roadways they traverse and the protection of the cargo they carry.
Here are some common issues truck drivers face during the winter months:
When we think of Thanksgiving, we typically think of the three Fs: family, friends and, of course, food. It’s a time to be grateful and spend precious time with loved ones. However, the challenge of navigating Thanksgiving traffic can be daunting, especially for truck drivers. However, with careful planning and a few effective strategies, truck drivers can ensure a smoother journey and maintain their sanity during this hectic time.
One of the proposed changes to the CSA program includes a shift in focus from a score-based system to a prioritization approach. Instead of assigning specific scores to carriers in various safety categories, the new approach aims to prioritize interventions based on the carriers' safety performance.
This means that rather than relying solely on a numerical score, the FMCSA is exploring ways to better identify and target carriers with the highest safety risk. The prioritization approach considers various factors and data points to determine which carriers may pose the most significant safety concerns.
As Labor Day weekend approaches, the highways are set to experience an influx of travelers hitting the road for a final summer getaway. For truck drivers, this time of increased traffic can present unique challenges that demand heightened awareness and adherence to road safety practices. Ensuring the safety of both truckers and fellow motorists is paramount during this bustling period. In this article, we outline essential road safety tips specifically tailored to truck drivers to help navigate Labor Day weekend smoothly and responsibly.
Aim Transportation Solutions is thrilled to announce that Ron Bourque has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Safety and Risk Management. Since joining Aim in 2015, Ron has been instrumental in further solidifying the company’s safety-first culture and ensuring Aim is operating in the safest manner possible for the betterment of its employees and customers.
Ron, a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in finance, learned the industry from the ground up. He entered the field in 2002, and has since held a variety of roles in different areas of the transportation industry. This set the stage for Ron to join Aim as the Director of Regional Logistics. His unwavering commitment to compliance and operating safely would lead him to being promoted to Vice President of Safety in 2017.
Members of Aim’s Sales, Safety, and Maintenance teams paid a visit to long-term lease customer, MMK Logistics in East Dundee, IL, this month. As a show of support and the on-going customer service Aim provides, Aim team members sat down with MMK drivers to hold a Q&A and offer solutions to build a more streamlined operation.
At Aim Transportation Solutions, “safety first” isn’t just a phrase you throw around. It’s a code by which to operate, think and prioritize. Safety not only keeps our employees, customers and those we come in contact with safe, but it’s the very foundation of our ability to provide the unparalleled services we’ve built our brand and reputation on. To put it simply: Safety is everything.
When it comes to safety, Aim never takes its eye off the ball. It’s a 24-7, 365 commitment built right into the company’s culture. To further strengthen this commitment, Aim held its fourth annual Safety Week. Aim’s safety experts designed this five-day initiative to engage employees in daily conversations to ensure safety is on the forefront of everyone’s mind while also uncovering areas for improvement.
With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck set for May 16-18, the 72-hour commercial vehicle inspection blitz will be set upon the industry ready or not
Each year, the CVSA sets categories of focus for roadside inspections during this annual high-volume, high-visibility event. This year, law enforcement officials will be taking an extra careful look at anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement as they primarily conduct the 37-step North American Standard Level I Inspections.
Safety is vital to any company, but for those in the transportation industry, like Aim Transportation Solutions, it’s everything. And when it comes to safety, Aim employees don’t just talk the talk. They walk the walk, as the Aim-Family Express driving team recently proved.