Randall Vernon & Phil HibbsBME Safety Program

Bennett Motor Express embraces safe operation on our nation’s highways and has a Safety Culture that is chaired by the CEO/Owner, President and Senior Management. It is mandated that all employees, agents, contractors and drivers attend Safety Training upon joining the company as well as remedial training throughout the year. Safety meetings are held across the country at locations in or near our major terminals or via the internet using WebEx. These meetings keep our employees, drivers and contractors current with all regulations local or federal as well as updates to our safety procedures or processes.

Bennett Motor Express has built a reputation on providing our customers with service, customer satisfaction, and professionalism. Consequently, we have very stringent requirements that all contractors must meet to drive at Bennett and all safety compliance flags are clearly visible in our Transportation Management System. Some of the requirements are:

  • Satisfactory work record
  • Knowledge of D.O.T. regulations
  • Pass pre-hire and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Acceptable CSA score
  • Acceptable criminal background check
  • Satisfactory driving record
  • Must be 23 year old or older
  • Driving experience in interstate commerce

Our independent contractors participate in an annual safety bonus program. As part of our safety bonus criteria, a contractor must attend two annual safety meetings and have no chargeable accidents or claims for the year to receive their revenue bonus. A safety bonus is also issued for each DOT roadside inspection where the driver did not incur any violations. Last year Bennett Motor Express paid over $192,000.00 in bonuses for safe driving.

Our bonus program is just a one example of the steps we are willing to take to instill safety in our drivers-contractors, which results in higher quality service and customer satisfaction.