The Relay

– Episode 36

Exploring New Safety Measures: Saliva Testing, Software, and Mental Well-being in Trucking

In this episode of The Relay, William Everett, Director of Safety at Gulf Relay, is joined by Kayla Oswalt who serves as the Safety Coordinator for the team. During this episode, William and Kayla discuss their attendance at the SSHR convention by the American Trucking Association. They cover topics such as the implementation of saliva testing for drug screening, improving safety processes, and using software for compliance tracking. They also emphasize injury prevention, especially for older drivers, and the importance of mental well-being. The episode underscores Gulf Relay's commitment to adopting industry best practices, supporting their drivers' safety and health, and more.
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Saliva Testing Implementation (0:41)
  • Improving Processes and Knowledge (1:13)
  • Utilizing Safety Software (3:18)
  • Injury Prevention and Worker's Comp (4:20)
  • Mental Well-being of Drivers (6:03)
  • Autonomous Trucks and Future Technologies (6:44)
The Relay is a podcast produced by Gulf Relay. Each episode, we dive behind the scenes of our operations, teams, and industry. From the unique challenges of the job to anecdotes about life on the road, our guests will provide a window into a profession that is crucial to our economy and way of life. Let’s hit the road!

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