At Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), we take driver safety very seriously. Dot drivers rank in the top 20 percent nationally in six of the seven key safety categories and are in the top 35 percent of the other. Most importantly, DTI is an industry leader in lack of personal injury to our drivers.
We have made great strides in reducing speeding over the years. Our SpeedGauge reports have shown immense improvement. Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) moving violations have seen improvement, as well. We are evolving into a safer fleet, as reflected in last year’s record Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) rate, with a new company-wide record of only 2.65 accidents per million miles.
Drive Safe. Get Rewarded.
Our corporate incentive and safety recognition programs have encouraged our drivers to be some of the safest on the road. Plus, DTI is an industry leader when it comes to minimal personal injuries to our drivers. We hold quarterly safety meetings and location-specific programs so our entire team is up to date on the best ways to stay safe on the road.
The Smith System for Driver Safety
We teach drivers the Smith System which is based on the Smith5Keys. These are designed to empower drivers to keep three things at the top of mind:
Space is required to maneuver your vehicle away from potentially dangerous situations.
You need enough visibility to thoroughly scan the area around you and be able to react to potential conflict with other vehicles or objects in time to prevent an accident.
Give yourself adequate time to react to difficult driving environments.