Eagle Transport Corporation is a professionally managed trucking company transporting liquid petroleum in tanker trailers throughout the Southeastern United States. Driving safely is an essential responsibility. Eagle Transport Corporation understands this and teaches all of its employees the Smith System for Defensive Driving. The Smith System does not teach one how to drive; instead, it teaches driving techniques called the Five Keys to Space Cushion Driving that, when practiced, will give more space for the vehicle, better visibility for the driver, and more time to make proper driving decisions. The goal is to have fewer accidents; however, improved fuel economy, lower maintenance costs, and reduced stress for the driver are additional benefits of the Smith System.
Eagle is among good company with over half of the Fortune 500 companies in the world also using the Smith System. With the highways and streets becoming more and more congested every year, practicing the Smith System for defensive driving is one of the ways Eagle drivers help keep the roads safe for your family and ours.
Eagle Basics Workshop
The Eagle Basics Workshop is a comprehensive 8-hour class that all Eagle employees must attend during their first 90 days of employment. The Workshop gives participants the opportunity to learn about their new company; to become familiar with Federal rules and regulations; to earn Hazardous Materials and Hazwoper certifications; to fully understand loading and unloading procedures; to become better drivers through Smith System Enhanced Defensive Driver training; and to understand the affects their jobs have on the environment, all in a controlled classroom setting.
This one day program has received high marks from new Eagle team members, Eagle customers, and even law enforcement officials who have attended. The Basics Workshop cements the relationship between the company, the new employee and the motoring public; and pulls all of the many aspects of his job together into an easily understood format that sets the stage for excellent customer service, safe work habits, and highway safety.
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