Driver Awareness DVD released
A new fleet safety training DVD has been produced by the Poultry & Egg
Institute of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, entitled â€œSingle Vehicle
Rollovers - Driver Awareness Programmeâ€.
This programme focuses on major factors that can increase the chance and
frequency of rollover accidents in the poultry and egg industry. It examines the
3 likely causes: high centres of gravity, road and weather conditions, and
â€œThe danger of rollovers is always a significant concern in the poultry
industry, in part because of the design of feed and live haul trucks and
trailers,â€ says Frank J. Cruice, Corporate Director of Safety for Perdue Farms,
and a member of the DVD advisory committee. â€œIn addition, the kinds of roads our
drivers use and the routes they must drive can play a significant role in a
rollover incident. Unfortunately, driver error can also play a role. And when
rollover accidents occur, they are very serious. They can cause injuries and
fatalities, not to mention property damage and losses,â€ he added.
The DVD training programme is designed to increase understanding of
rollover accidents: what causes them and how they can be prevented. It depicts
actual situations and realistic animation to enhance the awareness of drivers
and supervisors, leading to safer fleet operations.
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