Preparing for an upcoming ice storm

Advice for winter weather and upcoming ice storm

Remember these tips if you run into problems during the ice storm in the Kansas City metro area from https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

-If the pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers and wrap pipes in rags. Completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they were most exposed to the cold (or where the cold was most likely to penetrate).

-Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid build-up of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects.

-If stuck on the road, stay where you are to avoid exposure if rescue is likely, if a safe location is nearby or visible, if you do not have the right clothing or you do not have the ability to call for help.

-If you are stuck on the road, pull off the highway. Turn on hazard lights and hang a distress flag from the radio antenna or window.

-Run the engine and heater about 10 minutes each hour to keep warm. When the engine is running, open a downwind window slightly for ventilation and periodically clear snow from the exhaust pipe. This will protect you from possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

A year in Review

Seaboard Transport had a busy year. If you keep up on our Facebook or Blog pages located at www.seaboardtransport.net you would see that. But if not let us give you a little recap of what all happened this year!

January 2016

-Drive Cam was implemented. We have been able to use the videos on accidents to prove not at fault for accidents that might have ruled against us prior to the cameras.

-New website launched complete with new look as well as a well as a Blog to give drivers helpful tips while on the road.

 

February 2016

-Transflo was implemented. This was a great addition to Seaboard Transport making it easier for drivers to get their paper work to the accounting department in a timely fashion.

 

March 2016

-Seaboard Logistics-Brokerage Division for Seaboard Transport.

-We shot a new professional recruiting video. Check it on our homepage at www.seaboardtransport.net!

 

April 2016

-Mid America Truck Show-Our recruiting team represented Seaboard Transport well at the largest truck show in the US.

 

May 2016

-John E. celebrated 15 years of being with Seaboard Transport!

 

September 2016

-Celebrated Driver Appreciation Week with a BBQ for all drivers.

 

November 2016

-Seaboard Transport gave all our drivers a Butterball Gift certificate as an appreciation for all they do for Seaboard.

 

Christmas on the Road

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The holiday season can be a great time of year to loosen the belt and indulge in very unhealthy food! Everyone has different comfort foods that are a tradition during the holiday season. But where can truckers go who are out over the road on Christmas. But what places are open and serving a “Christmas Dinner”? If you are going to be working over the holiday check out these places.

All over the country churches, community centers, senior centers etc. are going to have holiday dinners. If you are unsure if there are any places in the area you could ask the customer you will be delivering at or picking up from if they have any suggestions of local places that are serving Christmas Dinner. Google is everyone’s best friend. Take to the internet and do some searching of events in the area you will be. Chamber of Commerce or Facebook pages of churches might also have information out there for you.

Christmas can be a hard time to be alone but don’t eat in your truck by yourself! Get out and go inside to a sit down restaurant. Order yourself a nice gourmet Christmas Dinner and enjoy your holiday. Small towns might be a different story you might not be able to find a chain restaurant to eat at but if you are in a big city with plenty of restaurants you can count on some of them to be open on Christmas. Many chains are catching on to the trend that not everyone is wanting to spend the time and the money to make big Christmas dinners anymore. Now I’m not saying this is the same for all American households just making a comment! But many people are enjoying going out and having a nice meal and then not having to worry about grocery shopping, prep, feeding people and then all the cleanup. Here are some restaurants that are usually open over Christmas: Denny’s (Try their Honey Jalapeño bacon as this is a Daily’s product), Waffle House, IHOP, Applebee’s, Iron Skillet, and Cracker Barrel. A great app to use to help find restaurants open on Christmas is Yelp. Type in the city you will be in and it will pull every restaurant up for you.

Most truck stops are open on Christmas but not all serve a Christmas dinner or even a buffet. Plan your trip and call ahead to see if they are serving food. Or you could use your new Pilot app that we gave information for during Driver Safety meetings. Some rest stops do offer free driver meals on Christmas Day. Having a nice Christmas dinner with other drivers who are also out away from family will give you social interaction and a sense of community with other drivers.

Creative Holiday Gift Ideas

For many of us out there when the holidays roll around we stress about what we are going to get loved ones. Some are more difficult to buy for than others. For truck drivers you are on the road so much that the thought of having to stop at a mall and actually shop can be a difficult task to do. Between load deadlines, weather, etc. it can be a challenge. Here are hopefully some good tips and ideas for you to pull off a great holiday this year!

Amazon-Many people like to use Amazon to make shopping much easier especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. My suggestion for those on the go or that aren’t home go ahead and mail the gift straight from Amazon to your loved one. You can set a date and just mark the purchase as a gift.

Department Stores-Just about every store out there is online and you can purchase gifts through there and have them direct ship as well.

Homemade Gifts-Pinterest has many ideas out there for those who aren’t good at coming up with their own ideas. You can pretty much find anything on Pinterest.

Walgreens, CVS, Target and Walmart-You of course can online shop from these stores but you could also create fun photo books. For Grandkids you could take pictures of your adventures and places you have been and compile it all in a photo book for them to keep as a keep sake.

Shutterfly and Snapfish-These are photo sites to print pictures but you can also purchase fun personalized gifts such as coffee mugs, tumblers, calendars, picture collages and so much more!

Gift cards or money-They are quick and easy and everyone loves getting gift cards or money!

These of course are only suggestions there of course are tons of other things you could do for your loved ones during the holidays.

Winter Emergency Kit

Winter is upon us and soon we will be dealing with the effects of good ol’ Mother Nature! Get prepared now so that if you are in an emergency situation you are prepared. Pinterest and Google have a lot of great ideas out there for making your own emergency kit yourself. You can also purchase them on Amazon. Everyone should carry a Winter Emergency Kit with them in their vehicle it could save your life.

Here are some ideas of what could go in your Emergency Kit:

·         Plastic Tub (to put everything in)

·         Shovel

·         Windshield scraper and small broom (you can purchase ice scrapers with snow brush on one end from any major retail        store)

·         Flashlight with extra batteries

·         Battery powered radio (Midland has a Weather Alert Radio under $30)

·         Bottled Water

·         Snack food especially energy bars (Choose foods that you can eat both hot and cold)

·         Matches and a small candle

·         Extra hat, socks, and gloves

·         Boots and extra warm clothes

·         First aid kit with a pocket knife

·         Blankets

·         Road Salt or Kittie litter for traction

·         Jumper cables, tow chain or rope

·         Emergency flares or reflectors

·         Cell phone charger you can use in your car

·         Hand warmers (Hot hands are very inexpensive under $10 for a pack of 10)

These of course are just suggestions you can put whatever you would like in your Emergency Kit! Just make sure you have it in there before bad weather hits! Be safe out there.

 

Tips for Winter Driving

This time of year can be a dangerous time for those on the road. Prepare yourself for the Inevitable. Even though right now it might be nice out good ol' mother nature will be gracing us with her nasty weather very soon. Get ready now!

·         Keep your gas tank at least half full

·         Clear snow and ice off your car or truck (windows, mirrors, lights, reflectors, hood, and               roof.

·         Keep your vehicle serviced, make sure all the fluids are topped off.

·         Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

·         Let people know if you plan to travel that way if something happens they can track you             down.

·         In case you are stuck tie a florescent flag from your Emergency Kit to your antenna or               hang it out your window.

·         Stay in your vehicle do not walk in a winter storm this can be very dangerous. Your vehicle         is a good shelter.

·         Avoid overexertion: Trying to shovel yourself out or push your car takes a lot of effort in a         storm. This can also cause you to sweat which makes your clothing wet and this causes             you to lose insulation making it more likely for you to get hypothermia.

·         Make sure you have your Emergency Winter Kit stalked and ready to go in your car. Keep           it in the back seat or passenger floor board, in case the trunk is frozen shut.

·         Monitor road and weather conditions by checking local news stations or weather sites.

·         Drive slow.

·         Plan your route and give yourself plenty of time.

·         Always wear your seat belt.

·         If you don’t feel comfortable driving, pull off the highway and park at the first safe place.

Trucker Treating

Safety tips for drivers on the road during Halloween. Halloween is considered to be one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. We can all help protect trick-or-treaters by following these simple safety tips on Halloween. A prime time for everyone to be extra alert are between the times of 4pm and 8pm.

Keep your headlights on at all times even in the daylight.

Drive slowly through residential areas. Try to go at least 5 mph under the speed limit.

Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.

Put your cell phone down! Eliminate distractions of your cell phone by putting it away while you’re driving.

Be aware of your surroundings and watch for children running into the street. Yield to pedestrians as many children and adults might not always use crosswalks. Watch out for pedestrians cutting in between parked vehicles.

Use your turn signals wisely and be sure if you plan to pull over for drop offs turn on your emergency flashers.

Always designate a sober driver and plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night if you plan on celebrating Halloween with alcohol.

If you see a drunk driver while driving contact the police immediately.

Have a Happy Halloween and be safe out there! 

PeopleNet

The old way of trucking is going out the window and what I mean by that is paper logs. Many companies are moving towards electronic logs for their drivers. This frees drivers from paper logs, automates their workflow and will help the company know where their trucks are. PeopleNet helps track the driver’s hours of service, breaks, sleeper berth time etc. This will help a driver stay compliant when out there on the road. PeopleNet was the first in the industry to go online with electronic logs. They were founded in 1994 providing greater levels of safety compliance, cost reduction and customer service. Seaboard Transport started using electronic logs in 2010.

Seaboard Transport drivers need to remember to use their hot keys. If you need a copy of the page that was given during orientation please contact Jessica in recruiting. We want to be sure and keep our safety scores high by following our hours of service. 

Pets on the Truck

A big question recruiters often times get when on a recruiting call with a potential driver is, “Do you allow pets on your trucks?” For Seaboard yes we do have a Pet Policy. This Pet Policy is $50/week until $500 is met this is a nonrefundable deposit. Drivers need to fill out a Pet Policy form and accounting will enroll them.  Having a pet on board gives the driver a companion while on the road. This can help with fighting the highway blues! Drivers must keep in mind that with pets there might be more frequent stops while on the road. Most out there though are well trained and can go hours on the road without even making a peep! Drivers should keep plenty of food and water in their truck for if they get stuck for an extended period of time somewhere. Also keeping a chew toy in the truck for your pets will keep them from hopefully chewing on the inside of the truck.

Pets should remain in trucks at all times during loading and unloading. Most companies will not allow pets on their property at any time. Some places may not allow pets on their property even when in their trucks. Watch for signs or notifications if pets are not permitted.

There are said to be benefits having a pet especially on the road. Not only do they keep you company while on those cross country ventures but they also help with physical, mental and emotional health. Pets can help fill your heart with love. This can help improve health such as decreasing chances of a heart attack or lowering blood pressure. Here are some fun ways to stay fit with your pet: Jogging or running, biking, hiking, or doga (doggie-yoga). Now get out there and take your dog for a walk around the truck!  

TWIC

When drivers come in for orientation we do ask that they have their TWIC card or get one as a lot of our loads run to the port of Oakland, CA. This port requires all drivers to have a TWIC card in order to get inside the port. If someone does not then they will need an escort into the port or will need to have someone switch out and take that load in for them. 

What exactly is a TWIC card?  TWIC stands for Transportation Worker Identification Credential. This is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels.  TSA handles the background check to decide if a person is eligible and give them their credentials.  The TWIC process has become stricter in the last two years. They no longer accept social security cards as a second form of identification. In order to get your TWIC you must bring your driver’s license and a second form of ID. This second form could be a passport or a birth certificate with the state seal. Then you can fill out an application online HERE or you could call: 855-347-8371 weekdays 8am-10pm ET. Walk ins are welcome but appointments take priority.  Next you will need to pay a non-refundable fee for a new applications $128 for a 5 year cert. They do not accept cash you must pay with either a major credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. They do have a reduced rate for drivers who have a Hazmat endorsement on their CDL, this rate is $105.25. There also is a replacement fee if a card is lost or stolen and that is $60. An individual can have their card mailed to their home or they can pick it up in person at the location where they did their enrollment. 

Seaboard Foods supplies Operation BBQ Relief with pork for the Louisiana flood relief

Seaboard Foods donated about 50,000 pounds of pork to help support Operation BBQ Relief and to feed flood victims.

Seaboard Foods donated about 50,000 pounds of pork to help support Operation BBQ Relief and to feed flood victims.

Volunteers for Operation BBQ Relief have been busy serving about 125,000 meals from one of the deployment sites, pictured above.

Volunteers for Operation BBQ Relief have been busy serving about 125,000 meals from one of the deployment sites, pictured above.

Seaboard Foods shipped more than 55,000 pounds of pork products from its Guymon, Okla., pork processing plant to support Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) that has deployed to Louisiana and is feeding flood victims and first responders in Hammond, Baton Rouge and Livingston, La.

Operation BBQ Relief was founded in May 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Mo., a community of about 50,000 residents. Volunteers of competition BBQ teams from eight states answered the need to help feed displaced families and emergency responders. Since then, OBR has served more than 700,000 meals following natural disasters throughout the United States. Seaboard Foods became an OBR sponsor in 2015.

"We're honored to support Operation BBQ Relief because they provide immediate support to those whose lives have been turned upside down from a natural disaster," says Terry Holton, Seaboard Foods CEO and president. "The OBR volunteers provide compassion and a hot BBQ meal when people need it the most, and we're glad to support their efforts."

So far OBR has served 70,000 hot meals to Louisiana flood victims and first responders and expects to feed 30,000 meals per day for the next week. The volunteer organization relies on monetary donations and bulk food donations to function. Those interested in donating can visit the OBR website at www.operationbbqrelief.org for more information.

About Operation BBQ Relief
In 2011, Operation BBQ Relief was founded in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri. Volunteers of competition BBQ teams from eight states answered the need to help feed displaced families, police, fire, National Guard and emergency personnel.

Operation BBQ Relief has grown to become a Disaster Response Team made up of over 3,500 volunteers and competition BBQ teams. The organization provides hot BBQ meals along with compassion, hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by disasters across the United States. Expertise in cooking large scale meals and an organizational structure that allows teams to quickly mobilize means that deployment teams can move into any area where nature disrupts.

About Seaboard Foods
As a connected food system, Seaboard Foods cares for and raises pigs to produce safe, quality pork to feed people. With headquarters in the Kansas City Metro and operating in six states and employing more than 5,000 people, the company is a top U.S. pork producer and processor and a leading exporter of U.S. pork to more than 30 countries. Its products are sold under the PrairieFresh® Premium Pork, Daily's® Premium Meats, Seaboard Farms and 67th Street BBQ made with Sweet Baby Ray's® brands. In addition, Seaboard Foods' subsidiary, High Plains Bioenergy, has biodiesel, biogas and compressed natural gas operations. 

Keeping your mind sharp on the road

Over the road drivers have a lot of time on their hands while on the road. They spend a lot of time in the cab of their trucks they need to figure out what to do to stay sharp and alert. Below are some things you could do to stay sharp!

Audio Books: A great option is an audio book for those who don’t have time to sit down and read a book. There are many options out there for audio books. You could rent from a library, online apps, or purchase at a bookstore.

Podcasts/Talk Radio: You can find about any topic out there on a podcast, find something that peeks your interest. IPhone offers a free Podcast app.

Conversation: Engage with someone on the phone, using a hands free device of course! Most companies however do encourage drivers to save personal calls until once the truck is parked. But sometimes during a long drive it might help to make the time go faster to hear from a friendly, familiar voice!

Exercise your mind: Crossword puzzles or Sudoku can help with mental sharpness.

Long-haul driving can be a great opportunity to work on keeping your mind sharp, of course, always be sure you’re safe and putting your attention to driving first and foremost.

Clean Cab Tips

As a professional truck driver you want to project that image to everyone. You can start by keeping your truck clean and in order. This can be challenging due to limited space and not much cleaning time. Truck cabs can get messy pretty fast. Here are some helpful tips to help you get started and get your truck in tip-top shape!

Clear out trash—get it out of there! Trash can pile up pretty quick. Keep a trash bag in your truck designated for trash to help keep your truck clean and in order. Try not to let trash sit for more than a couple of days as this can make your truck have odors.

Vacuum—Walmart or Target sells very affordable car vacuums that plug into your cigarette lighter. This is definitely a good investment for OTR drivers. Shake out all your mats and put them back in the truck and be sure to thoroughly clean those as well.

Clean the dashboard—Avoid cleaners or polishes that have a glossy/shiny finish. The can cause a glare that can be hazardous when driving. If you are not sure if it will cause a glare, just use good ol’ hot water. Keep disinfectant wipes handy in your truck to clean up spills or dust easily.

Clean the windows—Use a window cleaner to clean the inside and outside of windows. Get smudges and stains better with newspaper. If your windows are tinted do not use newspaper, use a soft cloth.

Make cleaning a weekly event—Now that you know what to do try and keep up on it every week. Taking a couple of hours every week can help keep your truck nice and clean. Keep your home away from home a safe comfortable place to live!

Driver Survey

Recently we had an in house driver survey for all current drivers to participate in for a chance to win a $25 Butterball Gift Certificate. Rodney James T and Dan B were our winners. The survey was what your favorite Truck Stop is. The options were: Loves, Pilot/Flying J, Sapp Brothers, and TA/Petro. The top pick was Pilot/Flying J. When asked why this was their favorite drivers said, delicious food, clean, friendly staff, plenty of showers and truck parking, high speed Wifi, and they have diet soda in their fountain machines.

Pilot/Flying J is also a great location for our drivers to go because we have a great fuel discount with them. We urge all our drivers to fuel there as our cost is significantly lower than any other fuel stop.

November 20, 1958, James Haslam II opened the first Pilot in Gate City, VA. In 1979, Flying J opens its first full service travel service plaza in Ogden, Utah. Pilot and Flying J partnered in 2010 to form Pilot/Flying J. This was a significant moment in history as two of the best known brands in the travel industry joined forces. The company is based in Knoxville, TN where Pilot Corporation, the majority owner, is based. Today Pilot/Flying J is the largest source of diesel for OTR drivers. There are over 550 locations across the US.

Safety with Motorcycles on the Road

As we all know motorcycles are smaller and harder to spot on the road. They have the ability to weave in and out of traffic easily. Due to their size drivers often times mistake how fast or far the drivers might be from them. Motorcycles lack certain safety devices that trucks and cars have such as, seat belts and airbags. This can explain why in most collisions the motorcycle is most at risk. Below are tips for drivers so they can confidently and responsibly around motorcycles.

Follow the four second rule--When driving behind a motorcycle allow a four second cushion. This gives you time to react to the unexpected. For commercial vehicles drivers should allow 5 seconds.

Respect mother nature--Harsh weather conditions can make for a dangerous drive for anyone but it is more hazardous for motorcycles. Give motorcycles some extra space on the road.

Look before you turn--Many fatal motorcycle accidents are a result of a car trying to turn left while a motorcycle was going straight. If you see a motorcycle at an intersection try to make eye contact with the driver before turning in their direction. Many motorcycles do not have self-cancelling turn signals like cars or trucks, so it is possible that a biker might have their turn signal on because they have forgot to turn it off. If you have to pass a motorcycle with a lingering turn signal proceed with caution.

Check blind spots often--Motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks as we all know so it is much easier for them to slip into a blind spot while driving. This is greater when they are trying to pass you. Check your surroundings/blind spots regularly and especially before switching lanes.

Allow a motorcycle a full lane width--Although it may seem that there is enough room in the traffic lane for a motor vehicle and a motorcycle, the motorcycle still needs room to maneuver safely. DO NOT SHARE THE LANE!

Signal--Always signal before changing lanes or merging with traffic. This allows motorcyclists to anticipate traffic flow and find a safe lane position.

 

Distracted Driving

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Over the road truck drivers have a difficult job that involves thousands of hours on the road ever year and keeps them away from their family for extended periods of time.  It is important to keep distractions limited while going down the road. What is the definition of Distracted Driving? Anything that can take your attention away from controlling the vehicle. There are three types of distractions, visual, mental and physical. Which activity do you think involves all three types of distractions? The answer would be texting. The FMCSA prohibits truck drivers from holding, texting, dialing, reading or reaching for a cell phone while driving. Drivers who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be involved in a serious incident. Texting requires drivers, on average, to take their eyes off the road for about 4.6 seconds.

Truck Drivers need to know the risk that goes into texting while driving. Not only can this cause a serious or fatal accident there is also a large fine. When a driver is caught having a hand held device in their hand the penalty is large around 2,700 for the driver and around 10,000 for the company. Seaboard urges our drivers to please have limited usage on hands free devices as they can still be a distraction for a driver. To reduce distracted driving drivers should pre-set their GPS devices and music players before they drive.

When a driver is going down the road they need to be as defensive of a driver as they can be. If a driver notices another distracted driver they should slow down and allow the vehicle to go around them. It is equally important for drivers to know how to recognize distracted driving in themselves as well as others. Ignore distracted drivers so they do not bother you.

 

Tips for Summer Truck Driving

1.      Protect yourself from the sun—there are serious risks associated with over exposure to the sun. Truck drivers have probably heard the saying, “Trucker’s Arm” this is when the sun beats down on only one arm leaving an awkward tan usually on only the left arm. Be sure and stock up on your sun block to prevent any damage to your skin due to over exposure to the harsh rays of the sun!

2.      Watch out for more drivers on the road—summer months usually bring more travelers on the roads. This can make it even more unsafe out on the road for truck drivers. Not every accident can be prevented but try and stay alert and lessen your chances of an accident occurring.

3.      Stay Hydrated—sometimes when on the road we can forget to stay hydrated, but as it is heating up be sure to keep cooled off with some high quality H2O!

4.      Check your brakes—hot temps can sometimes lead to brake fading or the loss of friction when brake components can’t absorb any additional heat. This should be done before you move the truck but remember during the summer months to make sure your brakes are working properly before getting out there.

5.      Keep Tires Properly Inflated—in high temperature, tire blowouts are not uncommon. Be sure before you move your truck that tires are properly inflated. Try your best to avoid a possible blowout.

Note from Safety - International Roadcheck

International Road check 2016 will take place June 7-9, 2016.

International Roadcheck is an annual three-day event when CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.

During International Roadcheck, inspectors primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle. Drivers are required to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation, and are checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs. The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the braking system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, safe loading, steering mechanism, drive line, suspension, tires, wheels , rims, and windshield wipers.

Thanks, Safety

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Tips From a Driver

Safety with Seaboard

Seaboard Transport takes pride in our safety scores and we want our drivers to as well! Good safety scores help get us a greenlight at the scale stations. Owner/Operators with Seaboard Transport have the opportunity for a Safety Bonus every quarter. This is based on clean DOT Inspections, no speeding, no accidents/tickets, and good log books. Company Drivers are also rewarded for clean DOT Inspections. We asked a couple of drivers for their advice on how to be an outstanding safe driver. These drivers all scored excellent last quarter as far as safety.

Mike S--Owner Operator

Mike S--Owner Operator

Mike has been with Seaboard Transport since 2014. He takes pride in being a safe driver and has 1.1 million miles of safe driving and has been in the industry for 20 years. When asked what is safe driving to you? Mike replied, "First priority is always safety. Try and be safe and know how to do it right all the time."  Mike has been around trucking his whole life, his father was a truck driver as well. His motto is, "When in doubt back it out!"

Mike is a strong advocate for doing his DVIR and Pre-trips before each load and he also does it mid trip sometimes as an extra precaution. He has had no accidents or incidents in his whole driving experience. He wants to make a suggestion to new drivers, "Take your time. When you get in a hurry that is when accidents happen." Plan your trips and you won't have to rush around to get there on time. There's no load that's more important than your life or someone else's.

Mike would like to advise new drivers to the industry, listen to the older drivers who have bene doing this for 10 plus years. Most have good advice they have been doing this a long time and have been through a lot.

Do you like having Drive Cam on your truck? "Yes, saves drivers careers having that additional safety on the truck." Mike feels that the one camera is not enough and he is going to purchase an additional camera that comes with two mini cameras to go on the side mirrors. He is not upset at having the camera on board his truck. He said that if he is doing his job right and as safely as possible then he does not have to worry about it.

Not only does Mike take pride in his safe driving he also enjoys taking care of his truck and how he looks at a customer. He thinks it's great that Seaboard offers two truck washes a month and he takes full advantage of that. "We are representing Seaboard we should look presentable."