Posts Tagged ‘Navajo 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.

 

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1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Low Clearance, Can You Make It

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By Jay Quiring

When it comes to low clearance bridges and overpasses, I never cease to be amazed at how some professional truck drivers think they can outsmart them or squeeze underneath them anyway.  Some professional drivers have relied on GPS units to route them. In following the advice of the device (and not authoritative instructions), they have unwittingly set themselves up for failure. They may think, “But my GPS told me to go this way!” and proceed on without consulting their atlas, taking heed of warning signs or using common sense. Ka-bam! Ouch!

You’re a professional. You’re supposed to know well in advance of going under an overpass whether or not your truck has the clearance to do so safely.

 

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1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Openings For Dedicated Drivers

By Nicole Castrovince

Navajo Express has immediate openings for dedicated drivers going from Salt Lake City to several locations in Montana.  We have an established account with Costco and we are really trying to grow our business with them! This run offers great home-time and awesome pay! The run is hauling Rocky Mountain double sets and so it requires that you have your doubles endorsement.  If you have your endorsement for doubles, but don’t have any experience, don’t worry – we can train! I have received really positive feedback from the drivers on this route. They like that they are getting home almost every other night, that there is always miles and of course the pay! They also really love the team working in the Salt Lake terminal that is running this account. Headed up by Michael Haas, the folks there are all working diligently to keep customer service a top priority!

 

If you have any interest in this run or knows anyone who might, please feel free to give me a call anytime!

 

Thanks,

Nicole Castrovince

Driver Recruiter

n.castrovince@navajo.com

303-286-0711

Toll Free – 1-800-525-1969 EXT. 0711

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.

OBSERVABLE DEFECTS & CSA Inspections

By David Lemke

One of the major reasons for inspections is driving with “Observable Defects” – driving equipment with visible problems.  Inspectors are trained to look for exactly these kinds of visual violations, so if an inspector sees one observable problem, the inspector is likely to conclude that there are other violations as well.  An observable defect DARES the inspector to initiate an inspection.  Observable defects can be significantly reduced through DRIVER CONTROLLABLE behavior, such as quality pre-trip inspections.

 

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1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Unsafe Driving & CSA inspections

By David Lemke

A speeding truck not only attracts attention – it demands it!  Law enforcement personnel place special attention on commercial motor vehicles speeding (or committing other moving violations like not obeying traffic control lights and signs) because of the potential damage that may be caused as the result of an accident.  Fleet statistics show that speeding if the root cause of around a third of all roadside inspections.  Speeding is a DRIVER CONTROLLABLE behavior, along with all other moving violations.  Obey the posted speed limit and you will be inspected less frequently.

Do You Have The Right Permits

By Soby Giudice

When you are assigned a new truck it is important to make sure you review your permit book and that all permits are current. And every time you are preparing for your dispatch, in addition to doing a complete vehicle pre-trip inspection you should check your truck permit book.

You want to make sure that all required permits are up to date and complete. This is important so that your vehicle is authorized to haul through all states you will travel on your dispatch. Failure to do this can cause delays at a weigh station during a vehicle inspection as any missing or required permits are corrected. This takes time and additional company monies while your valuable on duty not driving times ticks away! 

So be prepared and check your permit book! Any questions you can call Soby at Extension 0727

 

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1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

The Tools You Have, Can Make Your Job Easier

By Joanna Figueroa

Remember when everything was easy and you worked with paper logs? It can still be that easy as long as you let the tools provided work to your benefit.
 
Make a check list so that a routine is easier to follow, especially when it comes to getting all the macros sent in. A great way to start would be Macro 18 and 19, which we all know are pre and post inspections for tractor and trailer. It is very important that these macros get sent  in daily at least twice a day. Sometimes we forget to send them in whenever a trailer is switched out. This happens with relays and/or drop and hooks. By making sure these macros are completed and sent in, we are ensured that  the equipment is safe for transit.
 
Accidents do happen, always send in delay macros when an issue arises. Delay macros notify everyone involved with the load. Even if a flat tire doesn’t delay our on time performance we are prepared for the worst.
 
If we take just a few steps towards the right path we will make our jobs a lot easier and the roads a safer place
 
Thank you and good night!

Big Thanks To Truck 2030 From Logistics And Sales Department

By Catrena Rosentreador

Team Drivers on truck 2030, Jerry Gonzales & Zachary Chambers,  we would like to thank for their outstanding work, Safe driving and patience for helping our customer have success with their first load.

The customer is now requesting the return of this team for their product. Great job Jerry and Zachary for making this happen.

Chase would also like to thank Tilo Diaz, Driver Manager, for guiding and managing his team drivers every step of the way to make this happen and please our customer.

 

Look us up at www.navajo.com

1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221

Trucking And Your Back – Avoiding Injuries

By David Lemke

Back injuries happen in the trucking industry.  Back injuries account for over 37% of all musculoskeletal injuries in truck drivers. 

Tips to prevent them!

 

GOOD POSTURE – We all heard this growing up: “Sit up straight.  Don’t slouch.”  As it turns out, this is good advice.  Slouching is very stressful on your back.  It weakens your back muscles and causes a slow degeneration of the discs between your vertebrae, which can cause herniated or slipped disks. Poor posture can also impinge nerves and cause pain in other places such as the legs. To improve posture, move your hips all the way to the back of the seat. Lean slightly back to a comfortable position. If the back of the chair is rounded, place a small cushion in the space created between your lower back and the chair. This will cause a healthy sitting position and prevent you from curving your back to the shape of the chair.

 

GET OUT AND STRETCH – Muscles need to be stretched before use.  Simple stretches can prevent injury.  For example, place one foot on the step of the truck while stretching the back leg in a lunge position.  Bend the front knee and push the hip forward, hold for 20 seconds, and repeat with the opposite leg.  Touching your toes or bending backwards with your hands on your hips will also help to stretch tight back muscles. Gently rotating the head from side to side and front to back a few times can relieve tension that builds up in neck muscles.

 

Look us up at www.navajo.com

1-800-525-1969

Stop by and see us at

1400 W. 64th Ave.

Denver, CO 80221