■ Maintain an acceptable driving record per company policy ■ Follow the guidelines stated in this policy at all times
USE OF VEHICLE:
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TIRE CARE AND REPLACEMENT Tire mileage is directly proportional to driver techniques, alignment, tire pressure and wheel balance. All of these factors are under your control. Tire pressures must be checked regularly (and kept at a PSI level as designated in the vehicle manual or as designated on the inside door panel of the vehicle) and tires visually inspected. Alignment and wheel balance problems must be corrected immediately to avoid drastic tire wear.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Neglecting to maintain a vehicle could result in the driver being charged for any resulting repairs. Unusual wear and tear above industry average or neglecting to maintain your company-provided vehicle may result in the loss of your vehicle and further disciplinary action. It is the driver’s responsibility to have the scheduled maintenance performed at the designated intervals to ensure maximum vehicle performance for safety, operating efficiency and extended life of the vehicle:
■ Change oil according to manufacturers suggested maintenance schedule ■ Keep tires inflated to the proper PSI rating
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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