On May 9, 2013, Governor Chris Christie (New Jersey) signed in to law legislation #S-2092/A-3003, also known as the Lieutenant Scott Jenkins' Law. This law specifically adds the terminology of "cargo carrier", which allows for actions taken against those who steal from any company whose purpose is to tranport cargo. The term "fiduciary" was also introduced, which covers employees and contracts of those companies covered under "cargo carrier".
I was reviewing a safety video earlier today that went over numerous safety procedures for delivery drivers. As I was listening I could hear drivers quietly whispering, "you don't need to do that. It takes too much time." Of course, there were no drivers in my office while I was watching the video, but I know about the 'short-cuts' that many take.
Do you take short-cuts on safety? If your company has a safety policy, are you familiar with it? Do you take the safety of yourself and others seriously? I believe that is the biggest issue is the taking of safety procedures seriously. You may not understand why your company has you take safety tests or watch safety videos, but if it is the policy, it is best to adhere to those policies.
Safety must always be a priority! An extra 5 or 10 minutes now may save a life later.
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According to FMCSR 393.43 all towing vehicles towing a trailer that is equipped with brakes must have a way to stop should the trailer break away.
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