As we start a new year, I first want to thank you for being part of our team here at Styer.  We appreciate the work you do and want to support you so that you can provide for yourself and your family.  We want you to take pride in the fact that you are working for a company that cares about safety and cares about you.

Now I want to touch on what I feel is involved in “driving” a truck.

Not only are you operating the truck, including backing, turning, maneuvering, following, etc., you are responsible for the equipment and the cargo.

Don’t think of yourself as a driver, think of yourself as the safety and operations manager for yourself, the equipment you are using and the cargo you are hauling.

You are responsible for the safety of yourself, your vehicle, your cargo and those around you and their vehicles.  You are the employee, employer, supervisor, manager, safety director and every other function involved in making sure you are keeping yourself and those that are around you free of harm.

There are going to be a lot of 2020 jokes relative to 20/20 vision.  Let’s each of us commit ourselves to having 20/20 vision in everything we are doing.  Pay attention, slow down, don’t tailgate, stop at stop signs, avoid distractions while driving (phone, food, drinks, etc.), know what you are hauling and make sure it is secure, make sure when you signed off on the bill of lading that you read the bill and know what you have and how much.

YOU are the sole operator or your truck and are responsible for yourself and others.  Take that responsibility seriously.  Don’t just be safe, DO SAFE.  It is an action that you choose.

 

Mel

Styer 2020 Leadership message

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Styer specializes in shipping truckloads and large partials for a variety of dry van freight — and we’re committed to providing all our customers with the same high quality shipping solutions and unsurpassed customer service, whether they’re a small, monthly shipper or a Fortune 500 company.

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STYER WIRE – BULLETIN VOL 39

NTDAW is quickly approaching!

Styer has been busy making preperations for our upcoming driver week here in Lakeville.

Our vendor partners have stepped up once again and have been donating many tokens, gifts, and few major prizes to hand out to our driver team!

NTDAW is an important time for America to pay respect and thank all the professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in undertaking one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. This years NTDAW takes on a special significance considering the crucial role truck drivers have played during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here at Styer, we’ll have plenty of food, fun, and prizes for our drivers all week. Our office team really enjoys this week each year too! We love to see all the drivers that can make it, enjoy sitting down and breaking some bread with you!

2021 Styer Star Award – David Lathe

David Lathe has been chosen as our 2021 Styer Star!

David Lathe has been a driver with Styer for over 15 years now. He brings years of experience and a willingness to share his knowledge.
Of recent news out at our customer Johnny Pops, David has made strong gains with the little kids at the day care next door. A situation where there was some concerns with the heavy equipment and nearby children, David has won over all the kids and made great efforts to be kind, visible, and nothing to fear.
David is a great steward for the industry (and Styer Transportation), his recent attention to those kids points directly to the community we service for Johnny pops. After 15 years with Styer, we know David as a good man, mentor, and quality professional who represents the Styer values exceptionally well.

BONUS!

  In Quarter 2 of this year, Styer Transportation has reached a new milestone and paid out more BONUS money than ever before! Congrats to all of our drivers for keeping it safe, fewer accidents equals more bonus money!  

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800.548.9149