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.