At Rush, Safety First is Safety Always is More Than Just a Motto. 

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We believe our safety-focused culture is the driving factor behind our success. From our drivers to our administrative staff, we make a point of being safety conscious in everything we do, whether we’re on the road, in the office, or at a customer’s location.  

The four components of our program work together to minimize risk and maximize the safety of our personnel and our customers’ freight:

Rewards and Recognition

  • Roadside inspection bonus program for violation-free performance
  • Point-based driver safety scorecard to track and reward safe driving

Continuing Education

  • Monthly assigned courses via web-based training system
  • Ad-hoc safety visits and seminars to address specific topics and issues
  • Distribution of weekly safety newsletter created by transportation industry attorneys

Passive Safety

  • All trucks set to a maximum speed of 68 mph
  • On Guard forward-facing radar monitors following distance and applies active braking
  • Full compliance with E-Log mandate to increase visibility of HOS issues and violations
  • Collision mitigation system with active breaking

Corrective Action

  • Progressive counseling process including retraining and performance improvement plans, up to separation
  • Monthly coaching and counseling in response to driver safety scorecard performance, vehicle inspection reports, and other issues
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