Safety Orientation Assignment

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This policy has been prepared as an orientation on what is expected of you in the operation and maintenance of your company vehicle. PARADISE ASPHALT will provide you with safe, dependable transportation. In turn, you are entrusted to use good judgment and have a complete understanding of the responsibilities involved, both of which are necessary to continue to drive a company provided vehicle on company business. Any driver of a company vehicle (or driving on company business in any manner) must meet the following requirements: ■ Possess a valid driver’s license
■ Maintain an acceptable driving record per company policy ■ Follow the guidelines stated in this policy at all times

You have been provided a company vehicle
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Drivers are prohibited from overloading and/or overcrowding a vehicle that may result in unsafe operation. It is the guideline to not carry more passengers than the number of occupant safety restraint systems in the vehicle. Drivers are responsible for wearing and enforcing the use of safety restraints by all occupants. Driving is a full-time job. Avoid all distraction. Concentrate on the other driver by assuming that person will not do what is expected. Roads are crowded. Consider all vehicles as potential accidents looking for a place to happen. Beware when entering intersections. Always count to two before entering an intersection from a stoplight or stop sign. Signal entry onto freeways and stay in the center or inside lane for ease of emergency maneuvering. Do not insist on the right-of-way. Assume the other driver will. During winter driving, use caution as bridges are slippery and freeze before roads because they lack the warmth of the ground under them. Drivers must operate a vehicle only at a speed appropriate to the road, traffic and weather conditions. Loose items that could be blown out of pickup boxes or off the flatbed should be secured before driving the vehicle. Prior to backing a vehicle with trailer, a large truck or tractor/trailer, the driver should get out of the cab and assess the area into which the vehicle is to be backed. Look for obstructions, low hanging electrical wires, tree branches, parked cars, pedestrians or people in the area and any potential for traffic to pass behind while backing up. Roll down the window and turn off the air conditioner and radio while backing so any warning sounds can be heard. Try to obtain a “spotter” to help back into the space. Use turn signals for parking, lane changes, and all turns in shopping and office center parking lots. Always keep a full level of windshield washer solvent. Before

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