Apr. 23rd

Smith System Key #4: LEAVE YOURSELF AN OUT

How to do it: Create a path of the least resistance. Keep your space cushion on all 4 sides. What it does: Creates multiple escape paths when a situation develops. Key Phrase: Be prepared and do your best to expect the This fourth principle of the Smith System states to leave yourself a way out.   […]

Apr. 16th

Smith System Key #3: KEEP YOUR EYES MOVING

How to do it: Shift  your eyes every 2 seconds and check your mirrors every 5 to 8 seconds. What it does: Fights fatigue, keeps you aware of your surroundings Key Phrase: Scan . . . don’t stare!  This third standard of the Smith System asks drivers to remain alert.  Any repetitive motion can send […]

Apr. 9th

Smith System Key #2: GET THE BIG PICTURE

Remember – your truck is only a small piece of the equation when it comes to the BIG PICTURE on the road. Don’t limit your vision – see the entire road.   Anticipate how what you see will affect your driving. A driver who “gets the big picture” is aware of   his/her surroundings at all times. There’s […]

Apr. 2nd

Joe Kasperowicz, CC198 North Dedicated Flex, Runnemede NJ

Joe Kasperowicz has been on temporary assignment in Fairdale KY for 6 months. He is part of the Flex team that helps out cost centers across the country when there is a spike or overflow of business that does not, or are unable to hire a driver locally. Joe has shown over this time that […]

Mar. 26th

Smith System Key #1: AIM HIGH

How do you AIM HIGH  . . . ? Set your sights high. When possible, look ahead to where your vehicle will be 15 seconds or so into the future. Depending on surroundings and circumstances, as a general rule, at 30 miles per hour, a driver can usually see at least a block and a […]

Mar. 19th

Hands Free is not Risk Free

A HABIT WORTH BREAKING . . . The ringing of a phone or pinging of a text creates irresistible urges for many people to answer the call, read the message or respond. Company policy prohibits all hand held mobile phone use in company vehicles and owner operator leased units.  Cardinal also highly recommends non-company owned […]

Mar. 5th

Collaborative Orientation in Chicago – CC684, 718 and 737

From left is John Gordon (684), Dean Wright (718) Tyrone Franklin (737), and trainer Tommy Caleodis (718). We conducted a joint orientation in Chicago, IL for new hires. In our joint orientations, we cover our company overview, Target Zero safety program, and also our companies policies and procedures. In addition, drivers head back to their […]

Feb. 18th

National Trucking Magazine – A Trucker’s Memoir

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Feb. 5th

New Cardinal “Active” Safety Systems – By Dave Edwards

As you may or may not know, Cardinal is in the process of adding “active” safety systems to all of our trucks. This technology includes “OUTWARD” facing cameras.  I’ve been reviewing about 25 of the Lytx Drive Cam videos per day.  Based on watching these videos, there are a few things that are becoming very […]

Jan. 29th


Drinking water at certain times maximizes its effectiveness on the body: Two glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs. One glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion. One glass of water before taking a bath or shower helps lower blood pressure. One glass of water before going to bed helps […]