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9/24 NY Safety Meeting

On Sunday, September 24th we had our 3rd quarter safety meeting in New York.

During this meeting we looked over the past year also, awards were presented to many drivers from the National Safety Council. Also along the way we handed out awards to any of the drivers and workers who were present in helping us with our hauling of the “Wall That Heals” back on May 30th 2017.

This was our last meeting.

9/16 NC Safety Meeting

On Saturday, September 16th we had our 3rd quarter safety meeting in North Carolina.

During this meeting we looked over the past year also, awards were presented to many drivers from the National Safety Council. Also along the way we handed out awards to any of the drivers and workers who were present in helping us with our hauling of the “Wall That Heals” back on May 30th 2017.

Our safety meeting in NY meeting will be on September 24th.

9/10 PA Safety Meeting

On Sunday, September 10th we had our 3rd quarter safety meeting in Brookville.

During this meeting we looked over our past year and award were presented to many drivers from the National Safety Council. We also handed out awards to any of the drivers and workers who were present in helping us with our hauling of the “Wall That Heals” back on May 30th 2017.

Our safety meeting in NC will be on September 16th, and our NY meeting will be on September 24th.

NEW PAY PACKAGE!

NEW PAY PACKAGE!

Attention Drivers! You asked for it and it has arrived. Barber Trucking has a brand new pay package for all new and current drivers. Starting September 5th, 2017, the new pay package will go into effect!

Mileage Pay Package:

2-3 years commercial experience                $.44 CPM
3+ commercial experience                            $.45 CPM

 

Percentage Pay:

27% 2+ years’ experience

 

Training Pay:

24+ Months OTR (Verifiable) Commercial Experience          $140 a day
24+ Months Flatbed (Verifiable) Commercial Experience    $180 a day

 

Trainer Mileage Pay Package:

Without Student    $.50 CPM
With Student          $.55 CPM

 

Tarp Pay: (Accounts for on and off)

6’ or 8’ tarps                       $45.00
Smoke tarps                       $35.00
Coil bags or brick tarps    $15.00

 

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Jeff Tech Opens Class A CDL Class

Jeff Tech Opens Class A CDL Class

We’re so proud to be partnered with Jeff Tech in their newest Adult Education venture: Offering a Class A CDL Class! Truck driving can be a really rewarding career, and we’re happy to be involved in training newcomers.

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Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips

Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips

If you’re like a lot of other people, you’ve promised yourself that 2016 will be your healthiest year ever. You’re going to eat right, work out, and finally kick those bad habits to the curb. The proverbial bump in the road? You’re always on the road!

Living a healthy lifestyle is even harder for truckers than the average person. After all, it’s hard to fit exercise in when you’re sitting for up to ___ hours a day. It’s also hard to plan a healthy meal when you don’t have a lot of time (not to mention a fridge or a stove to store and cook fresh foods).

But if you want 2016 to be your healthiest year ever, that starts with no excuses. Drivers just need to work harder and stay committed to fitting in exercise and good eating habits. Here are a few quick tips and healthy choices you can make to help you get started.

Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips

Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips drink water with lemon or lime
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Beverages: Steer clear of soda, energy drinks, and fruit juice that contains excessive sugar and little to no actual fruit juice. When it comes to hydration, of course water is the best option, but water can get a little boring. Try adding some kick by squeezing lemon or lime directly into your water bottle (both fruits boast a variety of health benefits and are known to aid in weight loss). Add in green tea, and know that a cup or two of coffee is okay (although we suggest you hold back on the cream and sugar).

Travel Snacks: Steer clear of chips, snack cakes, and candy. Even in moderation, these items tend to be packed with empty calories. Instead opt for hard boiled eggs (available at many convenience stores), almonds or pistachios (ideally unsalted), dry roasted edamame (which are surprisingly tasty soy beans), string cheese and fruit, small amounts of low sodium jerky, or sunflower seeds.

Eating on the Run: When you decide to eat out at a restaurant (fastfood or not), make smart decisions. Avoid the sugary drinks and instead stick to one of the healthy options mentioned above. Order a grilled option or baked meat option, and try it on a wrap instead of a bun. Also try substituting fries for a baked potato or other healthy side like rice and beans.

Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips - Use your truck to exerciseStop for Exercise: When weather permits and you have to stop for the day, plan to stop at a park
or recreation area where you can take a walk or jog around. You can also use the tips from team runsmart to turn your truck into an exercising accessory. Consider joining a large national gym like Anytime Fitness. Benefits include many locations you can stop at along your route, and 24 hr access so you can fit your workout in when it works for you.

Cab Exercises: Not able to get out of your truck. There are a surprising amount of exercises you can do that don’t require a lot of space such as high knees, squats, torso twists, leg lifts, and crunches. Follow this routine for even more inspiration.

At the end of the day and once the year is over, don’t forget that your wellness is in your hands. Follow us on Facebook and watch for our Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips on Wellness Wednesday. We make it easy for followers by posting even more ideas, tips, and trick on how you can make 2016 your healthiest year ever.

New Rule to Protect Drivers

New Rule to Protect Drivers

A new rule was recently published in the Federal Registry to protect drivers and penalize companies that try to coerce them into violating safety rules and regulations. The rule will
impose penalties on motor carriers, shippers, receivers, and transportation

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Creating a Culture of Safety with Safe Driving Rewards

Creating a Culture of Safety with Safe Driving Rewards

At Barber Trucking, maintaining dependable and timely distribution to our customers is a huge part of our vision to becoming a national leader in the transportation industry. Just as important to us is creating a culture of safety for all of our employees, as well as those we share the road with.

That’s why we’ve developed different ways to acknowledge and reward those within our team who are practicing safety everyday. We recently held a Safety Meeting with all company drivers, owner operators and operations personnel, where we acknowledged those drivers who stood out as being particularly safety conscious. These drivers received a certificate of appreciation, and to be eligible for that, they needed to have a CSA score of 10 or less.

We’re proud to say that out of approximately 88 eligible drivers, 38 met the requirements and received certificates of appreciation (that’s over 40%)! Along with the certificate, they also got to leave the safety meeting early and got a Barber Trucking t-shirt.

We will continue to to give out safe driving rewards and inspire a culture of safety. We would like to thank all of our teammates and fellow travelers who work together to make the road safe for all drivers, ours included!

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