The Relay

– Episode 11

The Most Important Steps for Driver Safety with William Everett and Cedric Johnson

This week on The Relay, host William Everett, Director of Safety at Gulf Relay, is joined by Cedric Johnson, one of our Log & Camera Auditors. In this conversation, Cedric shares his background in the transportation industry and some of the craziest things he's seen while monitoring events. They also discuss the importance of driver safety, including avoiding cell phone use, speeding, and maintaining a safe following distance. William and Cedric talk about lower safety scores and fewer stops at truck stops, a Q2 driver meeting, a memorial service for a fallen driver, and more.
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Update on equipment through 2023 (0:21)
  • How feedback from drivers is implemented in equipment purchases (1:25)
  • What’s coming in for equipment and why (4:36)
  • The importance of driver inspections (6:51)
  • Gulf Relay safety event in June (9:13)
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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