WE’RE #1

Front row left-right:  Haidy Vazquez, Judy Romero, Amber Sykosky, Lacey Torres Back row left-right:  Tammy Sanders, Melissa Bruns, Carl Dolk, Karen Vellutini, Kathie Baker, Stephanie Gonsalves

Front row left-right: Haidy Vazquez, Judy Romero, Amber Sykosky, Lacey Torres
Back row left-right: Tammy Sanders, Melissa Bruns, Carl Dolk, Karen Vellutini, Kathie Baker, Stephanie Gonsalves

Devine takes home the gold!

The California Trucking Association (CTA) held its annual Fleet Safety Award dinner last month. For the second year in a row, Devine takes home the top prize in the intermodal division. This award “exemplifies leadership in keeping California highways safe.”

As you can see from the photo above, safety runs deep in Devine’s culture.  Multiple offices and multiple departments were on hand to accept the award.

Thank you to the entire Devine team for your focus on safety.  Your efforts behind the scenes as well as the safe driving on the roadways are at the core of this win.  Well done!

FROM NORTHER NEVADA: RENO SAFETY MEETING

Reno Driver Mtg Apr 2017 011Our commitment to safety was in full force at our Reno Driver Safety Meeting last month.  Quarterly, we gather the fleet at each of our terminals to review safe driving skills and general housekeeping.

 

The hardworking men and women from our Reno terminal traverse Donner Summit in all kinds of weather as well as travel on California’s heavily congested roadways.  Thank you all for doing your jobs so professionally.

ELECTRONIC LOGS & YOU

One of Devine's ELDs in action

One of Devine’s ELDs in action

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) will be required in all trucks effective December 18, 2017.  These devices will precisely measure driver hours of service.  As a result, close planning and routing will be of utmost importance to ensure the driver can complete the delivery within the allowable hours of service.

While ELDs will affect all modes of trucking, the drayage market will be especially impacted. Congestion in and around marine and rail terminals, chassis and container shortages, booking and clearance issues, and myriad other roadblocks in getting containers moved will eat through available hours of service.  Those delays will have negative repercussions in the number of moves a driver can do in a day.

If these congestion issues persist, drayage costs will rise due to lack of productivity, the necessity for pre-pulls, and drivers leaving the industry.

DEVINE DRIVERS RECOGNIZED

At the California Trucking Association’s (CTA) Driver of the Year banquet, eight of Devine’s finest were recognized for their commitment to safety.

Back row l-r:  Jonathan Young, Scott Echols, Robert St. John, Mack Stone, Carlos Salguero.   Center:  Joe Farrow, California Highway Patrol Commissioner.   Front row l-r:  John Jackson, David Morgan, Mike Wynne.

Back row l-r: Jonathan Young, Scott Echols, Robert St. John, Mack Stone, Carlos Salguero.
Center: Joe Farrow, California Highway Patrol Commissioner.
Front row l-r: John Jackson, David Morgan, Mike Wynne.

Thank you for everything you do to ensure the safety of our customers’ cargo, your fellow truck drivers and the motoring public at large.  You exemplify the “Devine Difference.”

NOT SO FUN FACT

Drivers in Reno beware.  Two new city ordinances aimed at distracted driving went into effect.  To avoid the $305 fine, the Reno Police Department suggests you avoid eating, shaving, applying make up, reading a book, yelling atdistracted-driving your kids or having your puppy on your lap, especially if you cannot do these tasks while driving.

“DRIVER OF THE MONTH” HONORS

We never get tired of talking about our drivers and their commitment to safety.  These drivers flawlessly traverse congested roadways, snowy mountain passes and foggy Central Valley by-ways.  They safely and smoothly deliver your cargo everyday and have our gratitude.

 Hari NalwaAmandip Rana Inderjit SainiRobert St John

For the first half of 2016, Hari Nalwa, Amandip Rana, Inderjit Saini and Robert St. John were recognized as drivers of the month by the California Trucking Association (CTA). 

FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

Hats OffHATS OFF TO OUR AWARD WINNING DRIVERS

Devine’s drivers are the best of the best. As proof of such, five of our drivers have recently been awarded “Driver of the Month” honors by the California Trucking Association.

A round of applause to our winners:

  • Sukhvinder Bains
  • Amandip Singh
  • Robert St. John
  • Daniel Vidal
  • Jesus Ymbol

Congratulations gentlemen, and thank you for your tireless commitment to safety!!!