A tractor trailer unit at a railroad crossing presents the professional
driver with a situation demanding close observation and constant
evaluation. Heavy traffic or bad weather adds more variables to the
danger, so professional drivers must always take special care at
railroad tracks. Keep the following tips in mind:
Remember that railroad crossings are dangerous, so always drive as
though a train is approaching.
Your ability to see oncoming trains must determine your speed, so
drive slow enough to stop short if a train appears around a corner
or on a hill.
The road surface at many railroad crossings may be rough, so reduce
your speed to avoid damage to vehicle or cargo.
The noise in your cab may prevent you from hearing the train horn,
so dont rely on hearing the train.
Dont let traffic trap you on the tracks
always make sure you can safely get all the way across the tracks.
Crossings with steep approaches can cause your unit to hang up on
the tracks. If this should happen, immediately report the crossing
location and ask that the railroad authorities be notified.
Triple Crown Services has implemented a program to recognize owner
operators who consistently provide a high level of service. In
today’s competitive truckload freight marketplace, this is the
type of performance that sets Triple Crown apart from literally
thousands of other carriers.
The Gold Crown Service Program rewards top tier performers by offering
a bonus of $1,000*. Selection is done semiannually and is based
on compliance with the contractor operating agreement, safety and
federal regulations, and customer on time performance.
* Rates are subject to change.
Triple Crown is a service leader and a safety leader. Once each month
we honor those who have achieved a level of safe driving performance.
This award recognizes their professionalism in dealing with on the road
traffic situations and other congested areas. Each of the drivers
listed below has received special decals for the side of their truck
displaying the number of safe driving years.