Monday, October 6, 2014

Driving Downhill, in the Snow, with an Empty Trailer...for Newbies.

Driving Downhill, in the Snow, with an Empty Trailer...for Newbies.

Winter, 2012. 1:35PM. Sunny.

If I remember correctly it was early December. I'm new to trucking and traveling with my trainer in a 2011 Kenworth, model T-...errr, T something or other...let's call it a T-SixMillion, or some such nonsense. The company we work for pulls a lot of wallboard out of Gypsum, CO. We are flatbed monkeys on a mission. My trainer is the best the company has and, for that, I am grateful.

I'm behind the wheel heading west through Eisenhower tunnel. Trainer Man occupies the passenger seat and spews relevant advice in his mellow Mississippi accent. He knows what's ahead. I'm clueless—I may have even drooled at one point.

Exiting Eisenhower, he instructs me to slow to a speed below the posted limit. Following a brief internal deliberation, I do as he suggests because I-70, on the west side of Eisenhower, is snow-packed and slick. We move to the right lane, apply the 4-way flashers, and begin our slow descent down the 75% grade. Oops, typo. It's a 7% grade. He then gives me the best piece of advice concerning traveling downhill on snow with an empty trailer, which is: WATCH YOUR TRAILER. An empty trailer, he explains, is more likely to slip and move laterally into another lane of traffic, especially when applying the brakes. If this happens, he recommends placing panic at the bottom of the list of things to do. The fix is simple. Just back out of it (code for easing off the gas) and wait for the trailer to move back behind the truck. As I'm listening to him, my speed slowly increases, and my eyes begin to cross. Sure enough, I tap the brakes and my trailer moves 2 feet to the left. I immediately ease off the gas and my trailer corrects itself in no time flat. Lesson embedded.

Gravity Notes: On snow, an empty trailer is more hazardous than a loaded trailer because there is no weight on the trailer tires to assist with traction. This does not translate to ignoring a loaded trailer. Pay attention to your vehicle as much as possible while maintaining best safety practices. Makes it easier to avoid the pterodactyls that swoop down out of nowhere, grab your trailer, and carry it off to their mountain lairs, impressing the shit out of their girlfriends.

Stay safe.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Trucks World News: TRUCKING INDUSTRY * USA - Recruiting Trucking and Logistics Companies

Trucks World News: TRUCKING INDUSTRY * USA - Recruiting Trucking and Logistics Companies

Safety as a Service FAQ

I am collecting and posting faq questions about Safety as a Service.

Are your training courses available via the Qualcomm MCP200?
Yes, our courses work on Qualcomm devices as long as the Qualcomm device can get internet access and play flash video content(Which most can).  There is two ways to activate the courses to play on Qualcomm.  1. If all of your drivers will be taking the courses on Qualcomm then after you get logged in, click on the Edit Company Info link in the blue link bar at the top of the page.  From there, you can read the description and activate the Qualcomm version of the courses for everyone.  2. If only a few drivers will be taking their courses on Qualcomm, then you just click on the drivers name to access their account info and then activate Qualcomm for each driver individually.

Is it possible to pick and choose courses that fit our needs, and does each course have a certificate upon completion?
Yes, the system is setup for you to group which courses you feel your drivers need and assign them to your drivers and track their progress.  All you have to do is click on the Driver Training tab after you log in and after you have added your drivers to the system that you want to train, then just click on the assign courses link in the blue link bar at the top.  From there you can preview courses and add only the ones you want to assign to your drivers.  It's a great system and extremely flexible.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

World Champion Cycle Jumper Gary Wells is Coming to Colorado!

September 12th Event added to CNS Schedule

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Colorado National Speedway is excited to announce the addition of a bonus race event on Friday September 12th.

On this night, in preparation for the 2014 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we are excited to present:

World Champion Cycle Jumper El Gringo Loco (also known as Gary Wells) will jump 12 semi trucks for the fans at Colorado National Speedway!

Gary Wells Ceasers Palace Jump 1980

Gary Wells is a World Champion Motorcyclist Extraordinaire!

The following write-up was extracted from Gary Wells' Website:

Gary has been featured nationally on all three major networks. (CBS Sports Spectacular, ABC That's Incredible, NBC Late Night with Tom Snyder, Mike Douglas, and Dick Clark Special, etc.)

In 1980 Gary broke his own World Record in Melbourne, Australia with a 176' 4" jump. In the time period between January 1979 to April of 1980, there were seven attempts by six other jumpers (four English, two Australians) at this distance and all have been unsuccessful.

The American stands unscathed and has thusly created a class of his own. The media has deemed him "a legend": one hundred and ten World Record jumps and only one accident.

This accident being the infamous Caesar's Palace Fountains in Las Vegas, September 15, 1980. Fighting the toughest challenge of his life, Gary Wells completely recovered from the catastrophic crash (which would have killed a lesser man).

During intermission on the 12th 

EL Gringo Loco will jump 12 semi-trucks!

Friday night, September 12th, 6 to 10 pm-Colorado National Speedway.

More Fun Stuff

In addition to Gary’s motorcycle jump;

  • We will be racing the Gillett Vet Super Late Models 
  • The Lincoln College of Technology Pure Stocks and the
  • RMLRA Legend Cars.

This event is presented by Gary's Job Board and CDL College to show our support of our Highway Hero's and to kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Come honor the people that always deliver your goods on time.

Gary's Job Board and CDL College will be showcasing trucking companies. The V.I.P. lounge will be open to anyone with a CDL, or anyone that always wanted a CDL. This is your chance to mingle trucking company executives and see The World Renowned "El Gringo Loco" jump 12 semi-trucks to kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Check out more exciting Gary Wells Pics

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amazing Truck Driver Skills Forwards, Backwards and Sideways

This truck driver has some amazing skills.  We don't hold truck driver rodeos like that in the United States: only in Russia.

Post by Triple M Sydney.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Creativity Attracts Drivers

Truck drivers get bombarded with job advertisements. You need something that stands out. The more information the better. 

Here is an actual email from a real life truck driver. 

You need to stand apart from the other companies. You're competing with every company that needs a driver. 

This is a good example of a creative company. 

The driver will see the information that you add to the Job Profile form.

The driver will see your CDL Job Profile from here and from the invite email sent from the system. Creativity Counts.


Did Anyone Apply?

Did anyone apply to my job? Here's how we notify you.

The admin for your Safety as a Service account received an email.

You will also be notified from your Recruiting Page at Safety as a Service.

You have three places to click in order to view your applications. They all take you to the same place.

Stay Organized. Click the Edit button and make some notes.

How to Find Truck Drivers with Safety as a Service

Successful companies invite drivers to apply.

According to our statistics, the most successful users of our system invite drivers to apply.

Here's how you do it.

The Recruiting Page 

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Everything is triggered by filling out Your Job Profile!

A Job Profile triggers the system to search for drivers that meet your requirements.

You need to invite drivers to apply.

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Review the drivers that meet your criteria. The drivers at the top of the list are new to the pool.

See how many times the driver has received invites from other companies in our system. A driver with a lot of invites may indicate a popular driver. A driver with no invites may be ripe for the pickings. You'll have to experiment with this new feature. Please let us know what you discover.

Drivers that answer your invite will end up in this bucket.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

CDL College is interviewed by 9 News in Denver, CO after comedian Tracy Morgan was injured in a truck accident. The truck driver that hit Tracy said he had been awake 24 hours before the crash. 9 News came to CDL College for an experts opinion on drowsy driving.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mike White Says.....

COMMERCE CITY – Local truck driving instructors say drowsiness can give drivers the same impairment as alcohol.
"You're wasted," said Mike White, an instructor at CDL College in Commerce City. "It's like sitting at a bar all day."
Over the weekend, police say a truck driver in New Jersey hit a vehicle, killing one man and seriously injuring actor Tracy Morgan. A criminal complaint filed against the driver said he had been awake for 24 hours at the time of the crash.
White drove trucks for 15 years before becoming an instructor, and said he has felt fatigue behind the wheel.
"Your body just starts to shut down, because you're not doing something," White said. "A couple of times, it felt like I was bouncing my head off the steering wheel and almost rear ended a guy out on the freeway."
An Australian study found drivers who hadn't slept in 24 hours suffered impairment equal to a blood alcohol level of 0.1, above the legal limit.
It is tough to tell how many accidents are caused by drowsy drivers each year, since there is really no tool to determine it. The National Sleep Foundation estimates more than 100,000 crashes are caused by fatigue each year, leading to more than 1,500 deaths.
Commercial drivers were among those the NSF said were at risk for fatigued driving. But a poll from the organization found 60 percent of all drivers admitted to getting behind the wheel without enough sleep.
(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

Greg DeBaggis of CDL College Comments on Morgan Accident

KUSA - Monday, startling details emerged about the crash early Saturday morning that killed comic James McNair and critically injured three others, including actor Tracy Morgan. The criminal complaint against the Walmart truck driver accused of causing the crash, says he was awake for more than 24 hours before it happened.
The limousine Morgan was riding in was part of a chain reaction crash on the New Jersey turnpike early Saturday morning. According to investigators, truck driver Kevin Roper didn't notice traffic slowing ahead and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash. Roper's semi slammed into the back of Morgan's limo bus and several other vehicles.
Roper, who lives in Jonesboro, Georgia, has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. He is out on a $50,000 bond.
If Roper was awake for more than 24 hours before the crash, he is in violation of Federal Motor Carrier Administration rules.
Changes that took effect on July 1, 2013 require commercial truck drivers to take a 10 hour break between shifts. Those breaks must include at least 8 hours of sleep and 2 hours of rest. In addition, while they can work for 14 hours, only 11 of those hours can be driving.
Greg DeBaggis, a veteran truck driver and safety instructor at CDL College in Commerce City says that driving without the right amount of rest is almost as bad as driving drunk.
"Many studies have shown that 24 hours without sleep is equated to a .08 blood alcohol concentration for impairment, so you can take it from there. Someone who hasn't slept in that long is impaired," explains DeBaggis.
Data from the National Transportation Safety Board confirms just how dangerous drowsy driving can be. In 1990, the agency reported that fatigue probably caused more than half of crashes leading to truck drivers' deaths. And for each of those truck driver fatalities, they say another three or people are killed.
For DeBaggis, driving a tractor-trailer safely isn't just about rules, it's about respecting the responsibility of driving an 80,000 pound vehicle.
"I'm driving a vehicle that I could take out a family. One mistake, one attitude, error – not sleeping enough – just being in a bad mood, I could kill multiple people with a semi and everyone should take it that seriously," DeBaggis said.

9 News: Interviews CDL College about Tracy Morgan

9 News: Interviewed CDL College's Safety Expert, Greg DeBaggis about Tracy Morgan's crash.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Safety as a Service is Proud to Announce a New Course-Professional Driver Attirubutes

The Attributes of a Professional course looks at what makes a professional driver with some facts and statistics about the profession. From there we delve into what makes an expert OTR driver. Our presentation will finish up with some rules of the road and a code of ethics for all professional OTR drivers. This one course of many in our library at

Sunday, May 25, 2014

How Steve Uses Cloud Recruiting with Safety as a Service

Steve explains how he uses Safety as a Service and Gary's Job Board to hire and manage his drivers.

Imagine being able to carefully screen and select your team of drivers without spending a dime on advertising,

Keep driver training current and driver compliance paperwork up to date, tracking those requirements and much more with 21st century technologies. Developing driver loyalty at the same time.

Now, imagine doing it from the comfort of your office.

Safety as a Service delivers that and a lot more…and…does it all for less than the cost of a single help wanted ad


Friday, May 23, 2014

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Hi there, I'm Gary!

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land a new job. Well, is perfect, as it offers
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Usually when you fill out a form on another website that says they have
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Benefits of You Signing Up With Us As a Driver

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Searching for truck driver jobs online can be exhausting, and can result
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Meet Bob…he is a CDL driver …and he is looking for a job…


Meet Bob…he is a CDL driver …and he is looking for a job…

He has talked to several consultants and sent his resume to many more…but what he has received in response is nothing but spam emails in his inbox…

He has applied to many positions ..but could never find a company where the opportunity suits his expectations…After wasting lots of his time , money and efforts, Bob realized that the most important step in job hunting is to identify a company that is actually interested in him…

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  1. ·         Simply, click on the Drivers tab
  2. ·         Fill out Driver Profile
  3. ·         Click submit and that’s it
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·         You will first receive a welcome email from GarysJobboard and Safetyasaservice
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·         You will receive the link to the form in your inbox
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Truck driving is a tough job…Finding and keeping truckers? Even tougher
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He has contacted several recruiting agencies, but most of the resumes were from the non serious contenders and he has no idea, where to find reliable drivers ,  who would actually love to work with his company

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As a member,you can hire CDL drivers in few simple steps
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·         Click on Job Profile Button
·         Fill out Job Profile
·         See how many drivers match your Job Profile and Search for Drivers.
·         Invite Driver to fill Out an Application
·         You will receive the applications from the drivers
·         View Applications
·         Hire the Driver you like
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We created a platform to manage a trucking company’s safety, compliance and recruiting.

Everyone involved in transportation is in the driver business. We exist to support them. It doesn’t matter if your business hauls goods, makes or insures trucks. You’re in the driver business.

Our platform helps you support them.

You need to hire, manage and train drivers if you want the most benefit from them.

Our platform satisfies that need. We all need drivers to keep our businesses running. We take a funnel approach to hiring, complying and training. A hired driver is funneled from recruiting to compliance to training.

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Advertise the need to hire.
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Did you find a driver to hire?

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Driver Qualification File’s are collected and stored here.
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Make notes on each driver.
Track drug tests.

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Follow the driver to the training portal.
Assign courses to all drivers.
Assign specific courses after an incident or accident.
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Store and/or print course completion certificates.

The system is easy to navigate and use.

We should not fear the guys at Federal Motor Carrier Safety. You will have a safe company by following the rules. Properly hired,documented and trained drivers effect every corner of your business.

Hiring the right driver improves delivery times.
Improved delivery times bring more customers.

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Clean audits and less litigation bring more customers.

Safe drivers lower operating costs.
Lower operating costs mean an opportunity for expansion.
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Our boots are on the ground. We come from the trucking industry. We come from the training industry. Every tool that we make originated with an internal need. We create tools that scratch our own itch. As truckers and educators.

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Driver MSC

Hiring, training, and managing drivers is a full-time job. Sometimes, even each individual aspect of working with drivers can be challenging and time consuming. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if an innovative system existed that took everything and rolled it into one easy-to-use, easy-to-implement solution?

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Managing drivers takes a lot of time and resources when done the old-fashioned way. Safety as a Service’s Driver Management takes all of your tasks and streamlines them into one all-inclusive interface. Driver management tools include:
·         A management interface including a list of all drivers and their data. Perform tasks related to individual drivers and make important notes you need to remember.
·         Recruiting and hiring tools. Get matched up with qualified drivers who are looking for a job, keep track of digital applications in one place, and keep up with each driver’s or applicant’s drug test results and accident history without having to wade through stacks of paper files.
Share important information with the appropriate team members simply by creating personal login credentials. Safe, secure, organized, and fast, you have everything you need at your fingertips.
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Keeping your drivers up to speed on safety is crucial to operating a viable business. The driver safety interface is full of crucial tools, including:
·         Online training courses that are complete, engaging, and easy to use help drivers maintain their driver certifications while allowing you to keep up with their progress.
·         Accident management tools that keep important records and documentation.
·         Education about defensive driving techniques and speeding.
·         Mobile apps for digital vehicle inspection reports and truck rentals
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As important as driver safety is making sure your drivers are actually complying with their training and your regulations. The driver compliance interface includes:
·         Tracking your drivers’ scores and completion of training courses
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LCV Regulation Clarified-Again

Don't feel bad if this LCV Regulation stumps you. It stumps me at times too. Here is more clarification from our previous post.

Your experienced driver can teach and certify the skills portion. They could have written this regulation much better.

Any driver that has more than 2 years experience (with a similar type of vehicle) can teach and certify if they meet the requirements of 380.111(b).

A driver with less than 2 years experience can teach and certify if they have experience teaching the operation of an LCV within the last 2 years. That is the waiver in 380.303 (b). 

Essentially, A driver with more than 2 years experience can teach. A driver with less than 2 years can teach if they have taught. Figure out that logic.

You can use to satisfy the classroom portion of the regulation and obtain the docs required.

LCV Skills Instructor Requirements
Valid Class A

Doubles/Triples Endorsement

More Than 2 Years operating similar vehicle.
Waived if:

Meets 380.111(b)

Operated a similar type of vehicle within the previous 2 Years

Has taught the operation of an LCV within the previous 2 years.
An individual must certify that, during the 2-year period immediately preceding the date of application for a Certificate of Grandfathering, he/she had:

A valid Class A CDL with a “double/triple trailers” endorsement;

No more than one driver's license;

No suspension, revocation, or cancellation of his/her CDL;

No convictions for a major offense while operating a CMV as defined in § 383.51(b) of this subchapter;

No convictions for a railroad-highway grade crossing offense while operating a CMV as defined in § 383.51(d) of this subchapter;

No convictions for violating an out-of-service order as defined in § 383.51(e) of this subchapter;

No more than one conviction for a serious traffic violation, as defined in § 383.5 of this subchapter, while operating a CMV; and

No convictions for a violation of State or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control arising in connection with any traffic crash while operating a CMV.