Wayne Walker is a professional driver with over 16 years of safe driving experience with Walmart. Wayne joined the Walmart fleet in 2003 accumulating over 1.25 million safe driving miles, and has served as a Walmart Road Team Captain since 2016.
2020 Issue 2
Phil Brown started his insurance agency in 1988. The new business focused on association plans because Phil had previously worked at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kentucky as manager of association markets.
Is it a waste of money to have a safety program? The answer to that question is a strong “no.” Why? Injuries are expensive even when they aren’t fatal, and if you can prevent them, you have automatically reduced your expenses. That is why the best way to think about the cost of a safety program is to view it as a source of reliable hidden profits.
For the past 15 years, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has been quantifying the trucking industry’s top concerns through an annual survey of industry stakeholders. The 2019 survey generated responses from over 2,000 respondents — motor carriers, professional drivers, industry suppliers and others — all selecting their respective top three concerns and ranking recommended strategies for addressing each.
Truck drivers need information and preventive measures to stay safe from the COVID-19 virus as they perform their essential work moving goods throughout the U.S. Toward that end, UrgentCareTravel has started an evaluation service, so that drivers can get that help at its walk-in clinics. There are 13 of them, all run by Pilot Flying J.