TSC has been recognized as having one of the top safety programs
in the industry. This recognition has come from both industry
organizations and insurance companies. Two trade organizations
sponsor awards which recognize safety in the tank truck carrier
industry: The National Tank Truck Carriers Association and the
American Trucking Association.
The success of TSC safety programs are evidenced by accident
rates which are significantly below the averages for both the
trucking industry in general as well as for tank truck carriers.
TSC has limited its DOT recordable accident rate to approximately
0.6 per 1.0 million miles or below for over 30 years.
Management believes that safety begins with the hiring and initial
training processes. Required driver qualifications include one
year of driving experience, a safe driving record for the last
3 years and 24 years of age. Initial interviews are conducted
by the manager and are followed by a complete physical examination
and substance abuse testing. TSC also checks the applicant's
After acceptance, applicants are required to complete an intensive
training program, which is under the direction of TSC's Director
of Training and includes both classroom/yard sessions and student
trips. Classroom training includes such topics as defensive
driving techniques, DOT hours of service requirements, drug
and alcohol abuse, log book instruction, accident and spill
reporting, proper loading and unloading techniques, equipment
security and TSC policies and procedures. Upon successful completion
of this training, the applicant is assigned to duty. The initial
training is also supported by a continuing education program
to ensure that drivers maintain their knowledge and skill.