As the largest provider of marine drayage provider in the U.S. with the largest fleet of trucks, safety is our number one priority at IMC Companies. Our fleet is equipped with the most advanced systems and technology to ensure the safety of the motoring public and our drivers.
We want to make sure our drivers are aware of the potential risks on the road and how to avoid them. All drivers go through a rigorous two-day safety focused orientation upon hire. In addition, our drivers receive ongoing safety training using our state-of-the-art online video and testing system. Safety is at the forefront of everything we do.
Beyond training, we want to make sure our trucks are equipped with the most advanced systems to help keep our drivers safe on the road. In 2017, we began installing and utilizing Vehicle Event Recorders throughout our fleet which allows us to record everything happening while our drivers are behind the wheel. We use this tool to provide coaching to our drivers in order to make them safer and better drivers.
In addition, all new company trucks deployed and on order since 2017 come equipped with roll stability control and collision avoidance systems. These additional safety measures help to avoid collisions which further advances our ultimate goal – zero preventable crashes.
For more than twenty years we have held annual safety awards banquets celebrating the safe practices of our drivers and team members. These events celebrate our outstanding drivers who receive awards and recognition for safe driving in the presence of their families and peers.
IMC Companies has received Platinum Workplace Safety Awards from Great West Casualty Company for being dedicated to creating and fostering a safe work environment for our employees.