SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S JOB – ALL THE TIME
Safety is the driving force behind everything we do at PGT Trucking, Inc. Our core value of “Safety is Everyone’s Job – All the Time” is a commitment that starts at the top of our Executive Management Team with our founder and CEO, Pat Gallagher, and reaches deep into our corporate culture. PGT is committed to being a responsible community partner and sharing the road with the motoring public in a safe and courteous manner. Because of this commitment, PGT continues to be one of the safest and most profitable flatbed carriers in the industry.
This Month's Theme = Personal Protective Equipment
Failure to wear safety equipment is the most common violation involving drivers at customer locations. Failure to observe PGT and customer safety requirements jeopardizes not only PGT’s future business with these customers, but your safety as well. Properly using your PPE will keep you safer, healthier, and will keep more money in your pocket. PPE is required when you are performing any of the following tasks, including but not limited to:
- Conducting a load check
- Storing equipment
Below are the required PPE items:
- Safety glasses
- Hearing protection (when required)
- Steel-toed boots
- Hi-visibility vest
Keep in mind, many customer locations also require the use of long-sleeved shirts and pants as well. Be sure to have these items in your tractor. If you do not have the required PPE, let your Fleet Manager or a Safety Manager know so it can be provided.
Did You Know?
PGT is required to keep you safe. We care about your safety and well-being. That is why we have a Personal Protective Equipment policy in place and have equipment on hand at many of our terminals. If you are in need of equipment, please obtain the proper equipment immediately.
March 2018 Insurance Corner
Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be
Eating a well-balanced diet is a key component in living a long, healthy life. Many Americans think that eating healthy means they have to empty their wallets, which isn’t necessarily the truth. Keep the following money-saving tips in mind next time you’re grocery shopping:
Make a weekly meal plan. Before you go to the store, think about what meals and snacks you want for the week. Read recipes thoroughly so you can make an accurate list of everything you need, reducing the risk that you’ll have to run back to the store later in the week.
Create a list—and stick to it. Make a detailed list of what you need to buy before you go to the store. When you get to the store, don’t buy anything besides what’s on the list.
Plan where you’re going to shop. Many grocery stores run sales or offer coupons on various healthy foods. Check out the ads and plan your grocery list around what’s on sale.
Shop seasonally. Fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season are usually easier to get and may be a lot less expensive.
Cook at home as often as possible. Many foods prepared at home are cheaper and more nutritious. Go back to the basics and find a few simple and healthy recipes that your family enjoys.
Open Enrollment for all company employees is April 1-30, effective May 1, 2018. Please look for upcoming emails during the month of March.
Sleep and Your Health
The National Sleep Foundation sponsors Sleep Awareness Week every March to educate Americans on the importance of sleep to their overall health and well-being. The CDC has linked insufficient sleep to the development of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and
Depression. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week occurring this March 11-17, try adopting the following five healthy sleep habits:
1. Keep a regular schedule—try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, including weekends.
2. Create a good sleep environment, including comfortable room temperature, minimal noise and sufficient darkness.
3. Keep track of habits that help you fall asleep, like relaxing music or reading before bed. Repeat those activities each night.
4. Avoid caffeine and nicotine three to four hours before going to bed.
5. Limit alcohol before bed, as it can reduce sleep quality.