safety & technology
THE ADOPTION OF THE 4 CORNERSTONES OF SAFETY
In 2018, our company embraced a four cornerstones safety approach. This approach focuses on four specific things that a driver has personal control over. These 4 cornerstones have built the foundation of our safety efforts at PTI, allowing drivers to take ownership of their actions to help prevent the occurrence of safety events. Additionally, they empower our drivers to be safety champions with an obligation to help one another by calling out and correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
I WILL ALWAYS
inspect my 5th wheel & handle.
I WILL ALWAYS
keep my cellphone out of reach.
I WILL ALWAYS
use 3 points of contact.
I WILL ALWAYS
wear my seatbelt.
companywide safety commitment
Every person on the PTI team is committed to safety no matter what their role is, whether they’re a driver, on the sales or logistics team, on the support or operations staff, or a part of the marketing or human resources group. We’re all onboard when it comes to making the roads safe. A prime example is our commitment to not distract drivers while they are driving by waiting until they are safely pulled over before we call.
Each week, our safety team on-boards new professional Class A CDL Drivers to the PTI team during in-person orientations. Through interactive training, refresher modules, and a personalized approach, an open environment is created that fosters active participation amongst the participants.
Ongoing communication and training
In 2018, our company embraced the four cornerstones of safety approach. This approach focuses on four specific things that a driver has personal control over. These 4 cornerstones have built the foundation of our safety efforts at Paper Transport, allowing our drivers to take ownership of their actions to help prevent the occurrence of safety events. Additionally, the empower our drivers to be safety champions with an obligation to help one another by calling out and correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
QUARTERLY DRIVING MEETINGS
This allows us to build relationships with our drivers while offering a group forum to discuss both company and industry updates
ONLINE TRAINING TUTORIALS
Through the use of open source technology, we have the ability to provide our drivers with the ongoing monthly and prescribed training in the form of driving tutorials using a cloud-based training program.
other educational opportunities
Sustained education and offering qualified rescouces to our driver force is something that we firmly believe in. This is done using a personalized approach through continuous improvemt initiatives for individual drivers.
We award our professional drivers for their hard work in upholding our safety culture.
Red Rewards Program: Safety and overall performance result in recognition on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
TECHNOLOGY AND TOOLS
Providing innovative technology and tools makes it easier for everyone within the company to achieve a higher level of safety. For example:
We fully support HOS rules and regulations. Electronic logs help to ensure compliance. It’s a standard feature in every truck, providing real time data along with saving time, paperwork, and eliminating potential HOS errors.
COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS
Front mounted radar devices are installed on our trucks that help augment driver performance, minimizing the threat of rear-end collisions. We utilize two types of systems: OnGuard™and Wingman®.
Created by Lytx®, DriveCam lets us maximize safety, exonerate our drivers, allow for teaching and coaching moments, and help improve overall
cloud based training platform
We have an online platform, Luma, that allows to better present ongoing interactive training to our entire fleet
regulatory & compliance
At PTI, we’ve understand that rules and regulations are what drive results. By taking a proactive approach to work with the state and federal government agencies, we’ve been able to fully embrace new rules and regulations with minimal impact on our daily operations. When new rules and regulations are announced, we do the following:
- If there is a foreseeable regulation change, we educate our professional drivers prior to the rule implementation date.
- We work with each PTI driver to ensure his or her compliance and utilize daily, monthly, and quarterly educational meetings and trainings to provide a venue for group awareness and review.