Focusing on Safety at Your Truckstop Boosts Employee Morale and Cuts Costs

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At Sapp Bros. safety starts with its safety mission that is hanging up in every lo­cation: Sustain zero accidents by pro­viding a safe environment worked in by safety minded employees.

Mary Eriksen, human resources and safety manager at Sapp Bros., said the mission statement sets the expectations for a safe envi­ronment. The company supports the mission with ongoing training throughout the year and manda­tory monthly programs for all em­ployees. Sapp has also developed safety manuals for each depart­ment and has a safety director in each of its locations.

“There is someone in charge who coordinates safety at the location,” Eriksen said...

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Before launching a full-time freelance career, Long edited NATSO's Stop Watch magazine. Prior to that Long worked as a staff reporter for Transport Topics, a weekly trade newspaper, covering freight transportation, fuel and environmental issues. In addition to covering the transportation sector, Long has written, reported and edited for a variety of media outlets. She was the Washington correspondent for WCAX-TV (CBS) in Burlington, Vt., a criminal court reporter in Chicago and a freelance copy editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington D.C. Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.More
Source:
Stop Watch Magazine
Supplier Focus:
Federated Insurance
Retailer Featured:
Sapp Bros.

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