SAFETY FIRST AT TP TRUCKING. Want to know why that has not only become a buzz phrase but a motto here at TP Trucking? Well, here goes! From the top down here at Timber Products Company safety is a number one priority. Our leadership throughout the company has turned safety into a fun, competitive spirited daily process. You see Think Safety signs everywhere here at trucking and hear our people answering the phone by saying, 'Safety First At TP Trucking, Can I help you?' We have an active, visible safety committee with a waiting list of volunteers. Our employees look forward to what we call going to the movies when we show annual safety training videos, we actually have popcorn at times. And, we do live, hands on training. All of our people are required to put out an actual fire and demonstrate extinguisher use competency annually. We virtually have a safety component to everything we do day in and day out. Our people take safety seriously and are constantly aware because our leadership and management does. It’s like a successful sports team, if everyone buys into the team concept the results are always better...
Now, let me talk about those results. Our participation in the process to be certified as a SHARP company was the primary reason our team grew to be such a safety success story. That certification brought with it a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. Everyone feels like we are a cut above and are very proud of our status.
Safety compliance has become a part of our culture now and everyone works to not let that degrade in any way. Last but not least, impact on the bottom line. Our accident rate is one of the best in the industry. All of our insurance rates are at the absolute lowest according to Great West Casualty. They have awarded us Golden Safety awards for highway safety. Our workers' compensation claim rates are extremely low. We were awarded by our corporation for having the lowest incident rate among all divisions for the last two years, unheard of for a trucking division. In a nutshell it simply has a positive impact on virtually every aspect of our business, especially morale. It is one of the best things we have ever done!
Ron Tycer, General Manager
TP Trucking LLC, SHARP Graduate