Freight and LTL Safety
Safety on the highway and in the workplace reaches deep into our corporate culture. YRC Freight employees are among the safest in the industry. This is no idle claim; it's backed by hard data.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative monitors driver fitness, driving records and vehicle maintenance with the goal of improving truck safety and reducing accidents related to commercial motor vehicles.
YRC Freight remains CSA compliant and continues to receive enviable scores. To learn the current YRC Freight score, visit the CSA website and enter the YRC Freight DOT identification number (DOT-071821).
In addition, our professional drivers rack up millions of miles safely driven; score well in the American Transportation Associations' state and national safe-driving programs, including the National Truck Driving Championships; and serve as captains on America's Road Team.
Regarding occupational health and safety, our written procedures, regular safety meetings and continuing training have resulted in a consistently low OSHA DART (Days Away/Restricted or Transfer) rate.
Read more on how YRC Freight employees make Working Safely a priority each day.
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- The Road Team
Read about the Road Team which promotes road safety and improves the image of the $278 billion U.S. trucking industry.
- Hazardous Material Spill Response
- We have established a unique, 24-hour chemical Help Line to assist internal and external chemical customers with regulatory compliance issues. If you need hazardous material assistance, call the help line at 1-800-395-5446, option 2.
- We partner with Hazmat One to ensure that we have nationwide coverage to handle any hazardous materials incidents 24x7—anytime, anywhere.
- Staying Safe at YRC Freight
For all of us, staying healthy and safe are critical to better working lives, increased job security and more-enjoyable retirement years. The Keys to Injury Prevention (KIP) System® is the centerpiece of our commitment to reaching and maintaining world-class safety levels in our workplaces and on the highways.
The five KIP Keys are sound approaches to fundamental health and safety issues. The KIP System is not a "safety focus of the month." The Keys are central to injury prevention in our operations at YRC Freight.
The five KIP Keys are simple but powerful.
- Put fitness first.
- Watch your back.
- Maintain a solid stance.
- Look out below.
- Keep it clean, keep it bright.
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