17 Drivers Earn Clean DOT Inspections in 2017

 
We’re proud of our continued efforts to keep our records as clean as possible and hope we’ll have even more drivers to add to this list in 2018.
— AARON MASSIE, fleet and equipment manager
  Photo by  BRADY JONES/Lyman-Richey Communications   Shamrock Concrete Co. trucks deliver concrete to a residential project in north west Omaha in early February

Photo by BRADY JONES/Lyman-Richey Communications
Shamrock Concrete Co. trucks deliver concrete to a residential project in north west Omaha in early February

Last year, 17 Lyman-Richey Corporation drivers earned clean DOT inspections.

Victor Rodas-Ochoa - Siouxland Concrete Co. (South Sioux City, Neb.)
Jeffrey Etter - Ready Mixed Concrete Co. (Omaha)
Troy Blain - Gerhold Concrete Co. (Norfolk, Neb.)
Troy Swan - Gerhold Concrete Co. (Hartington, Neb.)
Ken Dunker - Central Sand and Gravel (Columbus, Neb.)
David Tracy - Gerhold Concrete Co. (Norfolk, Neb.)
Tim Polenske - Gerhold Concrete Co. (Wisner, Neb.)
Daryle Salie - Ready Mixed Concrete Co. (Omaha)
James Patrick - Central Sand and Gravel Co. (Grand Island, Neb.)
James Howard - Gerhold Concrete Co. (McCook, Neb.)
Timothy Lytle - Gerhold Concrete Co. (McCook, Neb.)
Billy Carmin - Gerhold Concrete Co. (McCook, Neb.)
Jacob Wills - Ready Mixed Concrete Co. (Elkhorn, Neb.)
Walter Kerbel - Gerhold Concrete Co. (West Point, Neb.)
Antonio Diggins - Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel
Danny Komarek - Siouxland Concrete Co. (Sioux City, Iowa)
Richard Sazama - Gerhold Concrete Co. (Norfolk, Neb.)

Department of Transportation inspections are important safeguards for our drivers and everyone else who shares the roads with them. We take this responsibility seriously, and that's why we actively promote driver training and emphasize pre-/post-trip inspections every time our drivers climb into the cab. 

"Safety is always a top concern for us at Lyman-Richey Corporation," said Fleet and Equipment Manager Aaron Massie. "Making sure all our trucks and equipment are in top shape and road-ready is a key part of that. Keeping our DOT scores as clean as possible reflects the high standards we have for ourselves and our company."

Doing well on the DOT inspections is a big deal for drivers and our company. Scores from the inspections are logged into a national database, which then ranks companies based on their performances. The worse a company's ranking, the more scrutiny it comes under during DOT stops, which can cost companies in lost time, additional fines, and possible insurance increases.

Companies with scores that cross an "intervention threshold" are subject to further scrutiny, starting with warning letters highlighting the problems that must be addressed. DOT inspectors can also target companies that cross the threshold for more roadside inspections, and companies also become subject to safety investigations. 

These numbers don't just affect companies. Individual drivers also have their own scores - called a pre-employmnet screening score - that are important considerations for employers when they evaluate potential hires or current employees.

"No one wants blemishes on their records," Massie said. "We're proud of our continued efforts to keep our records as clean as possible and hope we'll have even more drivers to add to this list in 2018."