SAFETY FIRST

Best Transportation puts safety at the forefront of our operations and is our single highest priority.

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

Not only do we get your containers to you on time—we get them to you safely.

Best Transportation’s standards of safety start with our people, our outlook, training, processes, equipment and technology; these components work together to minimize risk and maximize the safety of our personnel, the motoring public and our customers’ cargo.

We work hard to ensure safety, compliance, and quality control over all areas of our business – from regional drayage, intermodal transportation, transloading and container yard storage—you can rely on Best Transportation!

Not only do we get your containers to you on time—we get them to you safely.

Best Transportation’s standards of safety start with our people, our outlook, training, processes, equipment and technology; these components work together to minimize risk and maximize the safety of our personnel, the motoring public and our customers’ cargo.

We work hard to ensure safety, compliance, and quality control over all areas of our business – from regional drayage, intermodal transportation, transloading and container yard storage—you can rely on Best Transportation!

Our Safety and Compliance Department is committed to maintaining “Safety First”

Best Transportation employs a full time, on-site Director of Safety and Compliance. Our Safety Director, Patrick Slattery, has been with Best Transportation for a number of years and has over 30 years of experience in safety in the trucking industry. He is an expert in DOT/FMCSA Drug & Alcohol regulations and compliance.

Our Safety team closely monitors drivers driving habits, driving records, and efficiency of deliveries. Consistent inspections are conducted, and mandated safety trainings are provided; in addition to random drug and alcohol testing programs, audits of DOT, drivers’ logs, and compliances.

We carefully select only experienced drivers to join our team of company drivers. We never employ owner-operators. Best drivers start and end the day at our location.

All Best drivers pass rigorous background checks and are required to hold TWIC Cards and Sealink Cards and issued Company ID’s. Our individual drivers average 10+ years of experience. Our drivers are well paid, have a great benefit package and more; resulting in little turnover.

All Best Transportation trucks are equipped Electronic Logging Devices’ (ELD) to record driving time for accurate hours of service. Our Safety Department not only monitors HOS, but harsh braking and speeding events which are reviewed immediately. Real-time driver coaching is used to educate and continually train our drivers on improving their driving habits.

Driver Safety Meetings
Ongoing Staff training
Roadside inspection bonus program for violation-free performance
Independent safety audits conducted every 2 years
DOT Safety Rating and FMCSA Score well below intervention threshold

We carefully select only experienced drivers to join our team of company drivers. We never employ owner-operators. Best drivers start and end the day at our location.

All Best drivers pass rigorous background checks and are required to hold TWIC Cards and Sealink Cards and issued Company ID’s. Our individual drivers average 10+ years of experience. Our drivers are well paid, have a great benefit package and more; resulting in little turnover.

All Best Transportation trucks are equipped Electronic Logging Devices’ (ELD) to record driving time for accurate hours of service. Our Safety Department not only monitors HOS, but harsh braking and speeding events which are reviewed immediately. Real-time driver coaching is used to educate and continually train our drivers on improving their driving habits.

Driver Safety Meetings
Ongoing Staff training
Roadside inspection bonus program for violation-free performance
Independent safety audits conducted every 2 years
DOT Safety Rating and FMCSA Score well below intervention threshold

Modern Equipment and Technology Promote Safety

Our modern fleet, maintenance and technological innovations enhance our safety standards, keeping our drivers moving, with fewer stops and minimal breakdowns, getting your containers to your location safely and on time.

These are just a few of the safety measures we offer:

Company-owned and maintains our trucks & chassis
Modern Fleet – the average age is 1-4 years old
On-site mechanics shop and mechanics maintain fleet
Best purchases fuel in bulk – fleet fueled on-site daily
Omnitracs GPS and two-way cameras units in every tractor
GPS monitor, tracking & history of all truck movements
All trucks are speed governed
Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)
Realtime, hands-free communication between drivers & dispatch
Auto-update arrival and departure
Geo-fencing all facilities and terminals
Drivers stay on designated routes
Customized State of the Art computerized Dispatch
Container tracking and wireless assigning to drivers
Immediate last-mile reporting
On-site high-security container yard with CCTV

We know intermodal transportation and we know the Ports of NY/NJ, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Our reputation and expertise in navigating the complexities of the Northeast Ports have made Best Transportation a leader in the industry.

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