Big G Express - Winter 2020

to what your body is telling you. We want you — and those we share the road with — to arrive at your destinations safely. Let’s also talk about load securement. As a professional driver, it is your responsibility to make sure the load you are pulling has been properly secured. If possible, always check your load to make sure it is properly loaded, blocked, or braced before heading out. We furnish you with load

A MESSAGE FROM OUR VICE PRESIDENT OF SAFETY

TIM CLARK

Hello, everyone. I hope that each of you is doing well. We have nearly made it out of winter and into spring, which is good. But along with spring come a few obstacles I would like to talk about. We will all be experiencing daylight saving time soon, which means longer days, and longer days mean changes in your circadian clock and sleep patterns. Studies show that light stimulates our body to stay awake, so longer days can negatively impact your ability to get quality sleep. Here are a few good steps for staying rested through the time change. Try to go to sleep around the same time each night, don’t drink caffeine before going to bed, and reduce or eliminate the use of electronics an hour or so before going to sleep. Maintaining as regular of a schedule as possible will keep your circadian clock on track. Always be mindful and monitor yourself for fatigue. We can all work if we are tired, but we can’t work when we are fatigued, so pay attention

straps, so use them to ensure your load will not shift during transit. Do not break the seal on a trailer without getting permission from the shipper and/or operations first! Folks, we haul a lot of food stuffs and products that are used in the food industry. Seal integrity is of the

utmost importance. A broken seal on a food stuff load will result in the entire load being rejected. We also provide padlocks, so use them on every load that you pull.

Thank you for what you do. Be safe out there!

–Tim Clark

SHOP TIPPS

Hello, drivers! Another year is gone, and here we are stepping into 2020 and celebrating 25 years in business. What a ride it has been, which would not have been possible without quality drivers like the group we have here today at Big G Express. Drivers are the backbone of our company, and it is your hard work that has made Big G Express successful. Thank you, all!

at the Mount Juliet facility and get put on a waiting list. Please keep our East Tennessee Shop on your radar when you need something repaired, as there is usually NO wait time. Speaking of the maintenance team, I would like to introduce our newest member, Paul McNeely. Paul has come to us after 22 years in the Navy as a senior chief petty officer and joined our management team to help us service the increasing demands put on the maintenance team. Please welcome Paul when you see him at our maintenance facilities or reach out to him by email at paulmcneely@biggexpress.com. Let him know your thoughts about our maintenance policies and how we can service you better. Again, thanks for all you do, and let’s make 2020 the best year yet! –Tim Tipps

Welcoming Paul McNeely

The maintenance team would like to extend an invitation to all of our drivers to come and visit any of our maintenance facilities, especially East Tennessee, when you have a problem. Larry and his team in East Tennessee can offer you uptime at a moment’s notice if you would just stop by and see them. We need more maintenance work in our East Tennessee location, and many times, people drive right past to arrive

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