Policy & Procedures
Returning keys policy
We all need to work on this a little more. In the past 3 months we have lost 11 sets of keys. The cost of and hassle of replacement can be a problem so I want to refresh our memories on the policy.
1. Company may issue some employees a padlock and/or warehouse key.
2. Employees must return all keys at the end of employment or at the company’s request. 3. Do not duplicate company issued keys.
4. All company vehicle keys must be returned to the key rack at the end of use.
5. Employees may be fined $5 per set of keys if they are taken home.
Another area that needs to be addressed is paperwork for the trucks and trailers? Here is an example of how this can be a problem. Bill was stopped in the '04 and had a level 3 inspection on Saturday evening... It took him a while to track down the documents because they had been moved to somewhere back in the sleeper. Bill thinks that he was given the level 3 inspection because it took him so long to find his documents. The trailer (6611) also had expired documents. I believe that we are legally required to have the current documents within reach of the driver from the driver's seat. I think it's a no no to have to jump in the back and dig for them.
To address this issue with more consistency we need to follow these guidelines:
1. Binders with appropriate paperwork were made for each truck. The binders need to be put into the side door compartment. If that isn't available place it in the center console or back pocket of the drivers seat.
2. Do not place binders in the sleeper.
3. Before each trip the driver is responsible to make sure this paperwork is located and easily accessible.
4. Also check the trailers paperwork and make sure that everything is current. If it is not then make sure to inform the office.
Safety - Driver Fatigue
Don't be like this
Even if you aren't one of our CDL drivers this information applies. Drowsy drivers are involved in many fatal traffic incidents, frequently taking occupants of other vehicles with them.
The statistics are staggering and the more time you spend on the road; the greater the odds are that you'll be involved in such an incident. On-the-job driving involves heavy responsibility, so make sure you get enough rest to drive alert.
Here are some tips for staying awake and aware when you drive for your job, to and from work or on your own time:
Notes from the boss
Leadership - Focusing on Kindness
Now, I'll admit kindness isn't a word that's thrown around in many leadership circles. Kindness sounds weak. It brings to mind meetings filled with group hugs and seems to fit better with rainbows and unicorns than with vision statements and leadership. But in my experience authentic kindness has been a great way to lead. Showing kindness at key times in an individuals life can make or break their confidence and growth. This week let's look at a few key points on the subject of kindness and how it fits into our work and our lives.
Fun & Interesting
Early Morning Crew.
Flashback - Kearney Moving crew 6 years ago
Alex Hayes - New hire to begin in 2 weeks
And here is why we check our clearances on bridges.
Video of KMS Alumni Raufeon Stots fight - KO last Friday night in Omaha.