Posts Tagged ‘Long haul trucking company’

Weighing your options…

By Joanna Figueroa

“Maybe I will just save the money and not scale out today” How many of you have thought this a time of two? Most the time you get away with it.

Did you know  you can get stopped and ticketed for hauling an overweight load. Remember you are not a scale you can’t predict how much a load will weigh, always get certified scale tickets to cover your work.  You can request a PO and Navajo will reimburse you for the price of the scale ticket. If location is an issue contact your manager and they will help you find the closest location to you. There is never a reason why you can’t scale. Navajo is here to help you be successful and legal. Thank you to all that continually do an outstanding job.

 

Look us up at www.navajo.com

1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Looking At The Causes Of Rollovers

By David Lemke

Many rollovers happen when drivers try to return to the road after putting a tire off the pavement. You can rut in soft ground or catch a pavement separation here and go over. If you put a wheel off the pavement or even onto a paved shoulder that may have separations, straighten the rig out and bring it to a stop. Don’t try to return to the road at speed. Get out of the rig, carefully inspect the site and determine that you can get back on the road without catching or tripping a tire before you move out again. If you do decide to drive it back on, return to the road as slowly as possible and at as shallow an angle as possible. The more steer you put in the easier it is to go over.

If it looks too bad, call a wrecker! We are not kidding here, we know that some drivers have gone off the road and come back without rolling the rig, but hundreds of others have also tried and rolled the rig! DRIVE SAFE

 

Look us up at www.navajo.com

1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Recognition For a Job Well Done

By Whit Welch

One of our customers took the time this week to comment on working with Navajo. As a member of the Sales Team, I get comments from our customers on a regular basis. Sometimes it’s a formal report; sometimes it’s an e-mail or a phone call. Generally these comments have to do with an issue.  We deliver loads safely and on time 98% of the time. Unfortunately, it’s the other 2% that everyone wants to talk about. That is the nature of our business. However, this week one of our customers recognized a member of the Navajo Service Team for her outstanding work.

 

Marsha Browning has been recognized by Mattel for her ability to service this account. Mattel cited Marsha for her attitude, communication skills, and her ability to solve problems.  Our growth with Mattel is a direct result of the service Marsha provides.  Marsha was nominated by Gayle Martin at Mattel. Out of all of the carriers that Gayle deals with, she chose Marsh at Navajo for this award. I would like to thank Marsha for her exceptional work and congratulate her for providing such service to our customer. Good service is what defines successful trucking companies. Marsha is a great example of the type of company Navajo is.

Are You Ready If You Have Any Accident

By Ron Wristen

 Macro 10:

We all know an accident can happen at any time. That is why they are called “Accidents”. Make sure you are prepared for an accident.   If you are involved in an accident, be sure to get as much information as possible from the other driver and put your comments in the section in Macro 10.

 

 

Does your truck have an accident kit?  If you don’t then you need to stop by Safety to get one!

 

 

Accident Kit consist of:

Vehicle Accident Policy Procedures

Exoneration Card/Witness Card

“If you have an accident” Envelope

Driver Statement

Chain of Custody & U/A Cup

Disposable Camera

Fedex Envelope & Shipping Label.

 

Make sure you are prepared in the event of an accident.

Qualcomm Issues Helpful Tips

By Kelly Gallegos

Tip 1

If you unit is locked up and you have the manual keyboard the unit may sometimes be unlocked by pressing and holding the two shift keys down for one to two minutes. If this does not work we may need to send a soft reboot to your unit.

 

Tip 2

If your logs are not updating after they have been edited you can log off and then log back on this will force the qualcomm to update.  

 

Tip 3

If you are having problems sending your macro 18 and 19 review the information that is entered into the macro. The macro will not give you a send button until you have filled out all of the information correctly. It can be something as simple as an invalid trailer number or no phone number entered into the macro.

Preventing Accidents, Easy As Double Checking

By Lydia Paulson

Ron Wristen and I work in the Safety Department and we are seeing a lot of accidents that could be preventable if the driver would take just a moment to check to make sure nothing is behind them before backing up. 

We also see a lot of accidents where the driver hits a fixed object.  We ask that you just take a moment to check your surroundings to make sure it is safe to back up or make a left or right turn.

 

Look us up at www.navajo.com

1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Comunication Is The Foundation, Service Is The Mission

By Joanna Figueroa

Communication is one of the most important factors of being a good driver in the trucking industry. When drivers keep everyone in the loop of what they are doing they will remain successful. The more questions asked  and information requested leads to getting the job done efficiently and successfully.

There is a line of communication to be held and for a driver it starts with their Driver manager.  Driver managers serve as communicators to the company, they communicate to planners who plans loads on trucks. It’s a driver’s responsibility to advise their driver manager of any issues they might have so they may relay that information to planners and customer service. In turn, we have happy and satisfied customers.

Remember, There is never too much information, too much is just never enough.

 

Look us up at www.navajo.com

1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Safe Driving Tips

By David Lemke

PLEASE SLOW DOWN IN WORK ZONES
Watch out for highway construction. Stay alert. Almost one-third of work zone fatal crashes involved large trucks. Most of these crashes occurred during the day. Take your time going through work zones. Give yourself plenty of room, and expect the unexpected.
 
BE AWARE OF YOUR “NO-ZONE”
Other drivers may not be aware of the size of your blind spots. One-third of all crashes between large trucks and cars take place in the No-Zone areas around a truck. Adjust your mirrors and be vigilant in watching out for vehicles in the No-Zone.
 
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Always leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. In rear-end collisions, regardless of the situation, if you hit someone from behind, you are considered “at fault.” Large trucks, given their mass, have much greater stopping distances than 4-wheelers. Take advantage of your driving height, and anticipate hard braking situations.
 
ALWAYS DRIVE DEFENSIVELY
Avoid aggressive drivers and maintain a safe speed. Two-thirds of all traffic fatalities may be caused by aggressive driving behaviors. Keep your distance and maintain a safe speed. The only thing excessive speed increases is your chance for a crash.
 
 

Thanks to the Folks That Drive This Company

By Jason Stanley

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY FLEET FOR 100% ON TIME DELIVERY ON TUESDAY MAY, 29th.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO TRK 3044 FOR HELPING WITH A TYSON RELAY YESTERDAY TO ENSURE AN ON TIME DELIVERY THIS MORNING.

 

By Joanna Figueroa

Navajo Docked

Navajo Express

We’ve all been in tight spots, especially being in this industry. I have met a lot of experienced drivers in my time, and have been impressed by what I have seen some drivers do to get a load delivered. A current driver on my fleet demonstrated just that, as shown on the picture. He backed up a store door perfectly without damaging customer or company property. With that said, we should all remember to thank our drivers daily for their hard work and patience in all situations.

 

 

 

By Tilo Diaz

Thanks to Thomas Cox

Tom was on his way to deliver a load in Oregon this past winter when he saw a Cargo Express truck flipped on its side. Tom got out and made sure the driver was ok. He called his Driver Manager telling him what he saw and that he was going to allow the Cargo Express driver to use the Qualcomm to communicate to Breakdown to let them know what happened. Tom had the Cargo driver sit in his truck to keep warm until the tow truck showed up.  This is a perfect example of the great drivers and people Navajo have hired.

 

By Susie Davis

I would like to acknowledge David and Pamela Wentz, truck 3003. I have known them for 13 years. They are the best people you will ever meet. I got them on board my fleet 13 years ago when I worked for another company. They were actually going to quit when I first met them. Pamela was crying and said trucking wasn’t for her and didn’t think they could handle it. I talked them into trying it for a little while and see how it goes. So they did, then they bought a truck and ran owner op for me for 10 years. Then when I came to Navajo they sold their truck and came with me and have been running team for us here for over a year and they love every minute of it! They live in Florida and never go home. They will do whatever we ask of them anytime we ask them. I’m so glad they followed me here to Navajo. They are just a joy to have!

 

James Krueger, new driver, has been nothing but on time and professional since he has started , just does his job and never complains. Truck 2727 only been here since April 30th,  but does his job here like he’s been here for 5 years !

 

By Brandon Leonard

I would like to thank Ralph Gomez in 2851 for doing an outstanding job.

We had one of our largest customers call Don to see if we could get a load from KS to PA in 28 hours for one of their customers. Don took the load and Ralph willingly took this load knowing that he would only get about 550 miles out of this load then have to relay. Ralph I would like to thank you for being a team player and helping the company out every chance you get. We know, we all don’t like to relay if we can help it and you took one for the team and you are appreciated!!!!!! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!

We’re the Nations TOP Trucking Company for a REASON

By Don Digby Jr., President, Navajo Express, Inc.

It takes a lot to stay on top in the world of transportation. Dedicated transportation is achieved through outstanding customer relationships, and by hiring and keeping the best drivers in the industry. Navajo Express in Denver, CO is committed to building the nation’s top fleet.

 Don Digby Sr. has purchased 100 new Kenworth T-660 trucks, scheduled to begin arriving in May. Adding to Navajo’s already modern fleet, offering no trucks older than 2010. We continue to work hard to keep our fleet up to date for our drivers. At Navajo, drivers are our #1 customer.

 In addition to the new trucks, we also have 150 new Utility refrigerated trailers that we are taking delivery on now. It is an exciting time to be on the Navajo Team. Come check us out at www.navajo.com. Or if you’re in the Denver area, come by the office and check us out. If a career in truck driving is the path you’ve chosen, see why the Navajo companies is among America’s best trucking companies.

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1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at
1400 W. 64th Ave.
Denver, CO 80221