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USA Hauling & Recycling – Safety Review

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DID YOU KNOW??

There are 5 million trucks and buses sharing the road with more than 250 million motorists. With stakes so high, it is essential that everyone Gets Road Smart.

How can YOU be a smart driver?

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How is USA Hauling & Recycling “Road Smart”?

Our industry benchmarks are based on our drivers’ performance. Roadside Inspections are conducted by State inspectors or police who randomly stop commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to determine if drivers and trucks are compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Violations are entered into the MCMIS database. These inspections establish the bench marks used by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. USA Hauling & Recycling is proud that it’s scores make us the safest waste and recycling companies in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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Additionally, the Safety Measurement System (SMS) evaluates a company’s crash history. The crash history used by the Crash Indicator is not specifically a behavior; rather, it is the consequence of behavior and may indicate a problem that warrants attention. The Crash Indicator is defined as follows:

Crash Indicator—Histories or patterns of high crash involvement, including frequency and severity. It is based on information from State-reported crash reports. Again, USA Hauling & Recycling is one of the safest companies in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

How does USA Hauling & Recycling use these benchmarks from the Safety Management Systems?

  1. REVIEW

Our safety team evaluates the SMS history reports with supervisors on a regular basis to ensure our commitment to safety.

  1. TRAINING

We use these reports to discuss ways to approach industry hurdles and educate our team.

  1. ADAPT

Our safety team and supervisors observe our drivers on the road and have monthly meetings to review and renew our commitment to road safety.

  1. OUR STAFF

We seek to have highly qualified employees and provide them with the most sophisticated vehicles and equipment.

We have an extensive new hire orientation program that includes mentorship. Our new drivers are assigned to an experienced driver for one on one training. During the mentoring our trainers teach Advanced Driver Training skills, industry experience tips, and the safest way to service customers.

  1. OUR EQUIPMENT

Our commercial vehicles are, on average, less than 3 years old and are equipped with GPS, scales, and driver cameras to better service our customers. Our fleet is the most updated and technically advanced on the street. We proudly provide the best equipment to our employees.

  1. OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Included with our commitment to safety, we are committed to the environment. Many of our trucks are now running on compressed natural gas (CNG) in our effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We are committed adding these vehicles each year to our fleet. By converting our fleet to CNG we are keeping our communities safe from harmful diesel emissions.

Learn more about our commitment to CNG here

  1. SAFETY TRAINING

Our drivers and maintenance employees monthly attend 2 safety meetings to review DOT and/or OSHA rules.

  1. MAINTENANCE

Our in house maintenance department employs certified mechanics to provide preventative maintenance on our fleet. These technicians are trained in computer analysis/diagnosis. Additionally, we employ technicians to service our containers and compaction equipment. This ensures that all equipment is properly functioning and enables us to make prompt repairs or replacements.

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Go Red For Women

10th Annual Greater Hartford Go Red For Women

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On Wednesday, March 18, employees from USA Hauling & Recycling and it’s affiliates attended the 10th Annual Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Connecticut Convention Center. The event featured activities and information on how to stay heart healthy in Greater Hartford, as heart disease is the number one killer for women in America. Some activities included health screenings, chair massages, Zumba demonstrations and two breakout sessions: Viniyoga at work and a cooking with heart demonstration. The event also included support and donations for the American Heart Association. USA Hauling & Recycling was a Friends of Heart Level sponsor for the event and supports health and wellness among employees and everyone in our community.

Go Red For Women

Employees from USA Hauling & Recycling and it’s affiliates attend the 10th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Connecticut Convention Center on March 18th.

The event featured a presentation by keynote speaker Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. Named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list, Arianna also had a VIP signing of her latest book. Lisa Carberg of NBC Connecticut was the emcee for the 7th year in a row. For more information on the event visit the 2015 Greater Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon website, or for national information, visit the Go Red For Women website.

Go Red For Women

Jayna Velic of USA Hauling & Recycling (left) with Lisa Carberg of NBC Connecticut (right), who emceed the 10th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Connecticut Convention Center on March 18th.

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