Safety

Carter Express Driver Receives Master Truck Driver Award

Posted: January 10, 2017

  Muriel Summerville strolled into our Corporate Office today thinking he had an appointment with our Safety Department. Unbeknownst to him, he was being honored with a pretigious award that less than 2% of the nation’s truck drivers are qualified to receive … The Master Truck Driver Award. The Master Truck Driver program recognizes our industry’s top drivers who have compiled a career record of excellence through professionalism and service. To be certified, a nominated driver must have either one million accident-free miles or ten years of accident-free driving, be violation free for the past three years, and have a record of educational or community service activities.  Muriel, a 41 … Continue reading

Safety is Our Differentiator

Posted: December 1, 2016

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 … Continue reading

4 Tips for Truckers During the Holidays

Posted: November 2, 2016

  It’s time for the holidays again, and with our experience in the industry Carter knows that this time of year can be challenging for truck drivers in a variety of ways—from the stress and anxiety of aligning schedules to the seasonal affective disorder, loneliness, and other negative emotions that some people inevitably feel during this time of year.  Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your holiday season this year: Enjoy the busy season and the extra lining of your pockets, but don’t overextend yourself. The holiday season is different for everyone—some people simply have to be home for the holidays, while others see … Continue reading

6 Tips for “Keeping Your Cool” While Driving in High Temperatures

Posted: July 28, 2016

Summer is here, and so is the heat!  As hot as it is, experienced drivers know that the temperatures on the road (and in your cab) can be even hotter! When the temperatures start to rise, it is smart to be mindful of the risks associated with the heat, as well as the steps you can take to ensure your own safety and the safety of the other drivers sharing the road with you. The three “levels” of heat-related illness can be generalized as: 1.  Heat cramps—the least severe of heat related illness, characterized by extreme thirst, heavy sweating, fatigue and muscle cramps. 2.  Heat exhaustion—while heavy sweating can be … Continue reading

Truck Driver Tips to Stay Alert

Posted: June 3, 2016

Working as a truck driver can lead to long hours staring at the road, but keeping your focus is crucial.  You need to stay alert and at your mental best for your safety and the safety of those around you.

Trainers with Carter Express Speak of Safety & Camaraderie

Posted: May 9, 2016

  This month, Carter Express is pleased to honor their trainers. They drive, they train, and they represent Carter with pride. The driver trainers with Carter Express are dedicated people whom any company would be glad to have working for them. During training at Carter, the ultimate goal, according to one driver trainer is to “make drivers want to stay and work with Carter and make them feel comfortable.” The trainers help to accomplish this in many ways.

7 Ways to Share the Road Courteously With Truck Drivers

Posted: April 1, 2016

Exploring the open road is one of the best things about being a truck driver. Whether it’s driving Highway One along the coast of California or passing fields of green corn in Iowa, we see some amazing country.

Carter PRIDE: What Does it Mean to You?

Posted: February 1, 2016

Safety must come first if it is going to be present at all. Think of safety like you would of breathing. If we want to do ANYTHING else successfully, we must first be breathing. After that, we can try any other activity (eating, resting, problem solving, exercising), but if we try to do any of those without breathing, you’ll fail. The same goes for driving. Try to reach your goals on efficiency, profit, or even having a pleasant drive without putting safety first and you’ll eventually fail. Carter Express understands that and we want to make safety a company-wide priority. Safety can’t just be about the drivers – it has … Continue reading

Dealing with Jack Frost and Other Winter Truck Driving Tips

Posted: January 11, 2016

According to legend, Jack Frost is responsible for all the ice, frost, snow, sleet, and other freezing weather that comes with winter. Depending on who you talk to, he paints intricate frost patterns, nips at noses, or is a grandfatherly-like figure that covers the world in snow and ice. When you drive professionally, it’s all too easy to get familiar with his work. Here are some tips and reminders that can help you deal with Jack Frost.


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