Safety is Our Differentiator

Here at Carter Express, we’ve been moving freight since 1983—needless to say, we’ve learned a few things along the way. One of our biggest focuses lies within driver safety, because its importance is multi-faceted. We take a proactive approach when it comes to safety, and here’s how:

Our employee focus
Of course, the importance of safety as it pertains to preserving life in general is of utmost importance, and it reaches further than that as well. From a company perspective, it makes sense in terms of efficiency and overall cost to bring on quality drivers and train them in proper safety to avoid costs related to accidents and driver turn over.

A culture of safety
We launched Carter PRIDE in 2016 to heighten our focus on safety even more. PRIDE stands for Personal Responsibility in Driving Excellence and emphasizes safety as the primary and most vital part of good driving. Because every part of our organization takes safety seriously, drivers know they can expect support from on every level – not pressure to push the limits and take unnecessary risks.

Well-maintained equipment
The equipment issued to drivers through Carter Express is state-of-the-art and is thoroughly maintained in an effort to prevent breakdowns resulting from a lack of maintenance. Maintenance of equipment supports our safety goals.  It is very unsafe to have our driver on the side of the road with equipment issues.  We work hard to prevent that and to keep you safe.

Incentive-based programs
All of our drivers that maintain good safety and performance records qualify for our quarterly bonus program that was designed to reward a job well done. As a result, drivers who make safety a priority enjoy an extra 3% of their gross income every quarter. We also increase the bonus when our drivers have four perfect safety quarters in a row: $300 for each additional perfect quarter, plus the driver becomes eligible for the quarterly drawing for a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Keeping our drivers safe on the road makes sense for our team, their families, the other people on the road, and for each company that invests in our drivers’ ability to deliver freight on time. If you would like to work for a company that will incentivize you for driving safe, we would love for you to join our team!


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