July 2014

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Disciplinary actions should be considered with care, says Buchanan. "You can automatically termi- nate over serious infractions," she says, or "you can retrain and re-evaluate and offer second chances with accountability." With emphasis on the latter at Melton, acceptance has proceeded well. In three years of using Drive- Cam, only two drivers have left as a result of the cameras. And with confidence in the training and coaching power of the systems, Melton is among fleets that have lowered experience requirements for new hires. At the ALK meeting in May, Buchanan shared a clip of a driver following behind a four-wheeler tot- ing a small trailer that fishtailed out of control and crashed. The truck driver, having maintained plenty of following distance, brought his rig to a controlled stop well behind the vehicle. The cameras "enable us to identify good perfor- mance and celebrate that," says Buchanan. The company now uses the clip of the driver's perfect stop "in every DriveCam implementation" as an example, she adds. July 2014 | Overdrive | 87 Carlson Logistics_OVD1113_PG.indd 1 10/22/13 2:52 PM Barlow, drivers are eligible for our lease acquisition program from day 1, which allows YOU to take control of YOUR career. Safe, Dependable Drivers 888.213.9968 - www.barlowtruckline.com 1305 Grand DD SS Faucett, MO 64448 B000466500 Barlow Truckers World - 4.75 x 3.667 • OO's Average $1,000+ a Week • 401(k) Retirement Program • Rider Program • Paid Weekly • All Miles Paid Loaded or Empty • Midwest Runs • Midwest-East Coast-Back • Run in 48 states • OTR or Company Drivers welcome to apply • Paid Orientation, Referral Bonus, Safety Bonus, & Holiday Pay Untitled-9 1 2/4/13 2:18 PM Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com SMT Lines_OVD1112_PG103.indd 1 2/26/13 10:13 AM The voice of the american trucker Visit us @ oVerdriVeonline.com (Continued from Page 26) video witnesses Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com Video_Cameras.indd 87 6/26/14 9:58 PM

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