Facts and Achievements
Safety on the highways and in our workplaces is essential to providing reliable transportation services.
- To heighten safety awareness in the company and externally, YRC Freight has established a Road Team, comprising drivers, who present information about the trucking industry and safety issues to media, legislators and customers.
- YRC Freight's "Seat Belt Promise" program encourages children to wear seat belts. YRC Freight drivers and other employees discuss the importance of seat belts at safety-related events, and children sign a certificate promising to buckle up.
- YRC Freight sponsors "safety breaks" at rest stops alongside highways. Employees discuss driving safety with motorists and demonstrate a truck's blind spots using a tractor and trailer.
- Four YRC Freight trailers share the No-Zone
safety message with motorists. The "No-Zone" message is part of a nationwide effort
by the Federal Highway Administration, American Automobile Association, American
Trucking Associations, the National Safety Council and the U.S. Department of
Transportation to educate the motoring public on sharing the roads safely with
commercial vehicles. YRC Freight was the first commercial motor carrier to
display the "No-Zone" safety message on a trailer.
- YRC Freight employees teach classes for the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, which is responsible for training every law enforcement officer in Ohio. YRC Freight drivers lead the Commercial Vehicle Familiarization course, a component for graduation. Since enrollment began, it has grown from minimal attendance to a full class with a waiting list.
- Our Road Team helps train State Highway Patrol cadets and officers on truck-related equipment and safety issues and works with the patrol to educate the public about highway safety.
- A YRC Freight trailer displays the Ohio State Highway Patrol's "Share
the Road Safely" message. The Patrol partnered with the Ohio Trucking Association
to expand the "Share the Road Safely" message, which is financed by a federal educational
grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The YRC Freight trailer
bearing this safety message travels throughout Ohio.
- YRC Freight and the Ohio State Highway Patrol partnered to produce a training video, demonstrating procedures for safely pulling a large commercial vehicle to the side of the road and approaching its driver.
- YRC Freight continues to work with local public safety agencies to ensure hazardous materials are handled properly in all situations. YRC Freight employees and local emergency response personnel practice procedures for handling chemical spills in simulations called "spill drills."
- YRC Freight employees share their expertise in safety and hazardous materials by conducting training programs on emergency response for municipal fire and police departments.
More Safety Facts
- YRC Freight strives to provide a healthy, injury-free workplace through proactive prevention programs.
- The YRC Freight proprietary Prevention Improvement Process has been effective in reducing injuries and lowering workers' compensation costs. When injuries occur, our Early Return to Work Program allows employee to return to modified-duty work as soon as they are able. The program benefits employees by lowering the risk of reinjury and easing the transition back to full-capacity work.
- The Prevention Improvement Process also targets accident reduction, and equipment, including tractors, trailers and forklifts, undergoes regular safety inspections and preventative maintenance.
- YRC Freight produces its own safety-related employee training videos and audiotapes.