Iron Junction’s Safe Driver Program: April 2024 Update

Iron Junction’s third month under the Safe Driver program has brought some unexpected yet promising results. For the first time, the safest driver’s score fell below the 90-point range. However, the average driver safety score increased by 8 points, reaching 86. Just two months ago, the difference between our top and bottom drivers was 52 points. Today, we have reduced that gap to 9 points, highlighting the concerted efforts of every driver to improve their safety focus. We couldn’t be prouder of our team’s commitment.

Celebrating Our Safe Driver of the Month: Annie Deaver

Annie Deaver

Iron Junction is thrilled to announce that Annie Deaver has been selected as the IJL Safe Driver for April 2024. Annie achieved a driver safety score of 89 out of 100. Over the month, she drove for 119.5 hours and traveled 6,449 miles, expertly handling both flatbed loads and equipment hauls. We hope everyone will join us in recognizing and celebrating Annie’s remarkable achievement.

Addressing Speeding: Our Greatest Risk Factor

While we saw an 18% reduction in speeding this month, it remains a significant risk factor, holding back our overall score by 12.9 points. To help our team stay focused on the road and reduce speeding incidents, we have introduced the speed alerting feature. This tool aims to assist drivers in maintaining safe speeds without the constant worry of missing a speed limit sign.

However, there is only so much leadership can do. We want to remind everyone that safety should always be the top priority. If there is ever any doubt, drivers are required to take the safest course of action and, if necessary, stop the job to regroup and rebrief. No load, delivery/pickup window, or task is so important that it can compromise the safety of ourselves, our team, our customers, and the public.

At Iron Junction, we remain dedicated to fostering a culture of safety and continuous improvement. Let’s keep up the great work and strive for even higher safety standards in the coming months.

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About the Iron Junction Safe Driver Program Overview

The Iron Junction Safe Driver Program recognizes the safest driver each month from January through May and July through November. June and December are dedicated to honoring the driver with the most improved and sustained safety metrics over the previous six months.

How the Safe Driver is Selected

The Safe Driver selection is determined through a comprehensive driver safety metric system, currently utilizing Samsara Fleet Software. This software monitors various aspects of driver behavior, including:

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Excessive acceleration
  • Hard braking
  • Following distance
  • Hard corners
  • Speed

Key Focus Areas: Speed and Following Distance

Two of the most crucial factors that professional drivers can control are speed and following distance. Focusing on these areas significantly reduces Human Factor Incidents (HFI). HFIs have a direct impact on our Safer Score, insurance premiums, and are critical to maintaining the trust and satisfaction of our customers.

By prioritizing safety and continually improving our driving practices, Iron Junction remains committed to excellence and the well-being of our team and those we serve.