Our existence lies in our Safe and Secure Operations. We believe that no achievement is possible without Safety in consideration. That is why; our Safety Department makes the whole fleet undergo re-training and re-evaluation courses once during summer and the other prior to winters.
Safe drivers are the backbone to the existence of SUN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. Our hiring process includes a thorough road test and re-training. We find that even seasoned drivers may develop bad habits over the time. We therefore rectify this through our certified and experienced trainers. It follows drug and alcohol test, criminal check, reference checks from previous employers and a complete Orientation of one day before inducting any driver in the fleet.
Our training parameters include and not limited to a thorough Vehicle Inspection, Safe Following Distance, Speed Management, Defensive Driving Techniques and Load Security. Drivers are trained on Transportation of Dangerous Goods/Hazmat, Company Policies, Downhill driving and Load Distribution. We lay stress on the current violations and make the new drivers aware of those so that the mistakes are not repeated.
The drivers are required to submit a post inspection report for the workshop and get the defects rectified prior to proceeding on the trip. Any en-route breakdown is immediately attended to. All defects are reported in writing and their rectifications are properly accounted for. Any defect on the roadside is investigated for immediate and long term corrective actions.
Safety, Compliance and Loss Prevention Department actively monitors drivers’ hours of service. The drivers and owner operators are required to submit their logs at the end of each trip. No driver is assigned the trip if he or she does not have enough hours to legally complete the trip. This continuous and aggressive methodology goes a long way to maintain compliance of rules and regulations on the road.
Our drivers and owner operators understand the importance of maintaining their records clean. Towards this end, we have incentives in place in the form of bonuses, monetary raise, annual safety awards and recognition of good work through awards and certifications.
We cannot afford to lose the confidence of our Stake Holders, Customers and Public. Our Safety, Compliance and Loss Prevention Department play a pivotal role in maintaining this trust. It is for this reason that the President of SUN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS trusts this department and always supports the decisions made in the interest of Safety