Our sales staff checks times, schedules and itineraries to ensure they are well within the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration limits for driving time, on duty time and mileage. Dispatchers make sure that drivers have received their required off duty time between trips. When a long trip requires a relief driver, dispatch finds a suitable point on the route and sends the second driver well ahead of the group to rest up and clear hours.
Our safety director, Mike Catanese, has been with us for 20 years. He hires all our new drivers, maintains our drug and alcohol policy/testing and keeps us up to date on all new federal regulations. He also runs our quarterly safety meetings, handles the driver annual reviews and keeps an eye out for new safety technologies as they become available.