1.0 Morning Yard Check

  • 1.1 Did the driver check his hours before clocking in?

  • 1.2 Did the driver log into the ELD before departure?

  • 1.3 Did the driver conduct a proper Pre-Trip inspection before departure?
    -Interior cab including defroster, wipers, gauges, horns, lights, emergency equipment, air pressure check, past trip DVIR
    -Engine Compartment including belts, hoses, wires, air dryer, shock and springs, brake pads, drums, cans, fluid levels
    -Circle Check including tires, rims, fuel tanks & straps, cap chains, air cans, shocks, under carriage, lights, bumpers, axles, frame and lifts/ramps
    -Load

  • 1.4 Did the driver gather all essential equipment before departure?

  • 1.5 While in the yard did the driver obey 10 mph speed limits and stop at all stop signs?

  • 1.6 Was the driver secured with a seatbelt before moving?

  • 1.7 Did the driver use headlights and emergency flashers while in the yard?

2.0 Smith System Driving

  • 2.1 Did the driver review his paperwork and address anticipated issues with dispatch?

  • 2.2 Does the driver check his surroundings before departure by using S.M.O.G.?
    -Signal, Mirrors, Over the Shoulder, Go

  • 2.3 Does the driver tap their horn before leaving a parked location or backing?

  • 2.4 Is Key 1, Aim High In Steering, utilized?
    -Scan the road in front of the vehicle by 15 seconds
    -Adjust space by reducing speed or changing lanes to minimize risk

  • 2.5 Is Key 2, Get The Big Picture, utilized?
    -Scans at least one mirror every 5-8 seconds
    -Scans intersections prior to entry
    -Stops far enough behind stop lines and comes to complete stop

  • 2.6 Is Key 3, Keep Your Eyes Moving, utilized?
    -Does not stare at objects for more than 2 seconds
    -Activates peripheral vision, fights fatigue and increases awareness.

  • 2.7 Is Key 4, Leave Yourself An Out, utilized?
    -Maintains 4 second following distance
    -Maintains proper space around vehicle, does not get trapped into a space

  • 2.8 Is Key 5, Make Sure They See You, utilized?
    -Communicates with others with lights, horns and hand to make themselves more visible
    -Uses turn signals with proper timing
    -Avoids pedestrian heavy areas in parking lots
    -Turns on flashers and lights in parking lots

  • 2.9 Is the driver using Smith System when backing?
    -Pre-plans parking/dock choices thinking about departure upon arrival
    -Scans the entire area for the safest parking locations and travel path
    -Chooses parking area to reduce conflicts
    -Backs slowly, less than 2 mph, and uses horn while backing
    -Communicates with others to make intentions known

  • 2.10 Did the driver refrain from using electronic devices while driving?

3.0 Hours of Service

  • 3.1 Does the driver continually check his available hours and communicate issues with dispatch?

  • 3.2 Did the driver take their required 30 minute brake at the proper time (not too early, not too late)?

  • 3.3 We’re there any HOS violations throughout the day?
    -10 hours off
    -30 min brake after 8 hours of duty time
    -Drives no more than 11 hours
    -Does not drive after having been on duty for 14 hours unless a Big Day (16 hour alibi) is available
    -Does not remain on the clock after 16 hours if the alibi is used
    -Not on duty for more than 70 hours in any 8 day period

4.0 Safety In Motion

  • 4.1 Did the driver stretch prior to working the load?

  • 4.2 Maintains proper elbow positions when lifting.
    -Green Zone (elbows touching the sides on their body)
    -Yellow Zone (elbows within 6 inches on the sides of their body)
    -Red Zone (elbows past 6 inches from the sides of the body, not to be in this position)
    -Uses 2 hands when at all possible

  • 4.3 Flexes knees when lifting.
    -Can be used also to reduce risk of injury when reaching out into the red zone

  • 4.4 Aligns spinal incurves.
    -Head up, chest out, butt out

  • 4.5 Uses Mid-Range wrist motion.
    -Does not hyper flex the wrist up, down, or side to side
    -Pushes with the pinky side of the hand
    -Relaxes thumb and index finger when gripping objects
    -Changes objects position to utilized mid-range wrist motion

  • 4.6 Does not lift objects that are too heavy or that are out of the Power Zone (waist high).
    -Objects lifted over the head should be 10 lbs or less
    -Objects being lifted from the ground should be less than 25 lbs and proper position used
    -NO OBJECTS more than 55 lbs should be lifted without help

5.0 End of Day

  • 5.1 Did the driver perform proper post-trip inspection?
    -Physical inspection (See morning yard check)

  • 5.2 Did the driver fill out the DVIR form correctly?
    -Was the proper forms taken to the proper places (garage, office, truck)?

  • 5.3 Did the driver log out of the ELD properly?

  • 5.4 Was equipment replaced to the proper locations?

  • 5.5 Was final day paperwork filed out correctly and turned in?

  • 5.6 Did the driver review their HOS before leaving?
    -How many hours were worked that day
    -How many hours are available for the next work day
    -When can they return to duty (10 off or 34 hour reset necessary)

6.0 PPE

  • 6.1 Did the driver use a HiViz vest while in the yard or busy parking lots?

  • 6.2 Did the driver have the proper uniform and was it clean and in good shape?

  • 6.3 Was the driver using the proper hook and was it sized correctly?

  • 6.4 Was the driver using proper approved footwear?

  • 6.5 Was the hand truck in good condition?

  • 6.6 If required, was the driver using Winter Walkers?

7.0 Did you or the driver have any other safety concerns?

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