SAFETY DRIVEN PROMISE
Our Driver’s safety and the safety of the motoring public is at the forefront of Victory’s principles and we are committed to being Safety Driven. Victory cautions every driver that when leaving the Victory yard, they are about to enter the most dangerous work area in the United States…the roadway. Victory wants all our Drivers to return home safely, so we have implemented the use of dash cams, messaging the Seven Second Rule, The Seven Essential Driving Techniques and added incentives for safe driving.
Victory complies with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules and regulations that is required of Motor Carriers.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Victory maintains policies and procedures that supports the safety needs of our fleet and the motoring public.
Victory is dedicated to the continual education and training of our fleet and staff regarding the rules and regulations of State and Federal governments that oversee the transportation industry.
SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT/ STOP WORK AUTHORITY
Victory’s fleet and staff are trained and empowered to communicate Safe Working Environment needs and communicate their Stop Work Authority for any operation that they feel is unsafe for themselves and the motoring public.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Victory’s fleet adheres to all the rules and regulations of the transportation industry. Victory strictly abides by all local, state and federal safety regulations.
DRIVING HOME SAFETY
Our Drivers’ safety and the safety of the motoring public is at the forefront of Victory’s principals. Victory cautions every driver that when leaving the Victory yard, they are about to enter the most dangerous work area in the United States…the roadway. Victory wants all our Drivers to return home safely, so we have implemented the use of dash cams, messaging the Seven Second Rule, The Seven Essential Driving Techniques and added incentives for safe driving with monetary rewards.
Victory has a Zero Tolerance Policy in regard to At-Fault Accidents. Through the use of sensors and cameras, Samsara helps Victory gain visibility and insights into the safety of our Owner Operators. The AI dash cams automatically detect safety-critical events—like harsh braking and distracted driving—and send incident footage to the cloud.
Victory can access driver scorecards and trend reports that are proven to decrease safety-critical events over time. By improving operational safety and arming Victory with real-time data on safety-critical events, Samsara helps protect the integrity of our brand of Delivering Excellence. With the ability to exonerate drivers from false claims and reduce accidents over time, Victory can defend our logo on the road, improve our CSA scores, and win more business.
Distracted driving involves any activity (including illness and fatigue) that diverts your attention away from driving.
BEST PRACTICES: While driving, do not use mobile devices, eat or drink, daydream, etc. Make quick glances to mirrors. Get plenty of rest. If driving, avoid medications that can cause drowsiness.
BE ATTENTIVE TO THE ROAD AHEAD
Traffic ahead can slow or stop abruptly; or a hazard may present itself unexpectedly, like a deer running across the road, requiring you to react suddenly.
BEST PRACTICES: Be prepared to stop suddenly. Watch for traffic slowing or stopping ahead, then get off the accelerator immediately and apply controlled braking.
REACT PROPERLY TO HAZARDS
Each hazard you encounter is unique, and the proper reaction can range from adjusting your speed and increasing following distance to pulling over until it is safe to continue driving.
BEST PRACTICES: A proper reaction to a hazard shouldn’t put other drivers at risk. Be alert. Recognize the hazard. Know the defense.
OBSERVE PROPER SPEED FOR CONDITIONS
Adjust your speed based on the environment, such as traffic volume, snow, rain, road construction, etc.
BEST PRACTICES: Reduce speed by at least 2-3 mph below the flow of traffic, not to exceed the posted speed limit. If conditions are unsafe to drive in, pull over until it is safe to continue.
MAINTAIN PROPER FOLLOWING DISTANCE
Trucks need more distance to stop than passenger vehicles need. Creating more space between the truck and vehicles ahead gives you more time to perceive and react to hazards.
BEST PRACTICES: Keep a minimum of six seconds behind the vehicle ahead and add one second more for each additional hazard present.
MAINTAIN ONE LANE
Forcing your vehicle into another driver’s lane, blocking oncoming traffic, or preventing merging traffic from entering are examples of failing to yield the right of way.
BEST PRACTICES: Remember to drive defensively. Even if you have the right of way, yielding to other drivers may be necessary to prevent a crash.
YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY
Avoid frequent lane changes and stay in one lane as much as possible.
BEST PRACTICES: Before changing lanes, make sure it is safe and legal to do so. Use the mirrors and “Lean and Look” method to ensure the adjacent lane is clear, activate the turn signal, and then move over gradually.
What are Inspection Incentives?
Victory rewards Owner Operators who receive clean Level I or II DOT Inspections.
Passed Level I & II Inspections – $100.00
Owner Operator receives a CVSA Sticker – Additional $100.00
The Owner Operator is rewarded for his preventative maintenance practices and it highlights the importance of Pre & Post-Trip Inspections.
Owner Operators who receive violations will receive corrective action and counseling.
In April 2020, Victory partnered with Vertical Alliance and developed and in- depth, bi-weekly training program for our Owner-Operators. This program includes video training and testing that is focused on our 2020 goals of eliminating At-Fault Accidents and the importance of Preventative Maintenance. This training program will also be used for corrective action and reporting.
VICTORY TRANSPORTATION IS COMMITTED TO APPLYING ALL PRINCIPLES OF SAFETY TO EACH AND EVERY ASPECT OF OUR ORGANIZATION. WE WILL ACCOMPLISH THIS BY CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF SAFETY BUILT ON STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CONTINUALLY IMPORIVNG SAFETY PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION AND FLEET.
Victory’s mission is to provide local and long-distance hotshots, third party logistics, and LTL services with a commitment to superior customer service and safety. With our uniformed drivers and strong culture of providing outstanding customer service, Victory’s team and drivers are leading our customers to Victory.