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Fedyshyn Trucking Safety Program

Safety is an integral part of Fedyshyn Trucking Inc. It is our policy to provide and maintain safe working environment and to promote high level of safety awareness. In order to achieve our goals, we have developed a workplace safety program that outlines company's safety policies and procedures. Our procedures include personal supervision during mandatory road tests for all driver hired by Fedyshyn Trucking company despite previous driving experience, monthly phone conference as well as a fully developed online training courses.
Fedyshyn Trucking Inc. utilizes Industry Standard Online Safety Training to ensure our drivers receive a comprehensive safety training. Our online safety program trains truck drivers with more than 100 interactive, online and in-cab courses. These courses cover everything from defensive driving and hazmat regulations, from daily standard operations to emergency planning. Each driver is required to complete a defined number of modules that are assigned to them the first months of their driving and thereafter.

To help stay safe, we strongly recommend to consider the following safety tips when driving:
Aim High in Steering
•Keeps vehicle centered in the lane.
•Sees moving and fixed objects at least a block away in city traffic and at least one half mile ahead on expressways or highways.
•Maintains a safe following distance.
•Avoids swerving when passing other vehicles, turning or approaching parked vehicles.
•Reduces speed to allow for poor conditions or reduced visibility.
Get the Big Picture
•Avoids being boxed in when lanes ahead are blocked.
•Avoids severe breaking and abrupt turns.
•Adjusts speed when approaching intersections.
•Correctly anticipates moves of other drivers and pedestrians and avoids conflicts.
•Slows down before entering “no control” intersections or where there is a possibility of conflict.
Keep Your Eyes Moving
•Keep eyes moving at least every two seconds and checks to the rear every five to eight seconds.
•Checks to the rear before changing lanes, turning, or stopping.
•Stays clear of erratic drivers.
•Checks in all directions and leaves a space cushion before starting up at intersections.
•Disposes of eye holding distractions quickly.
Leave Yourself an Out
•Recognizes the lane of least resistance and positions the vehicle accordingly.
•Allows extra following distance when crowded by a tailgater.
•When possible, leaves at least one side open for swerving room.
•Passes only when there is space, visibility, and distance to do safely.
•Quickly re-establishes space around the vehicle when space diminishes.
Make Sure They See You
•Alerts non-attentive drivers and pedestrians with gentle tap of the horn or flick of the lights to get eye contact (includes those on bicycles and motorcycles).
•Turns on lights when visibility is low in order to be seen.
•Tries to obtain eye contact with people when conditions dictate that it should be done.
•Gives early signals for turns of lane changes and checks to see if they are heeded.
•Does not ride in the blind zone of drivers on left right.