Steve Wright, owner-operator leased to LHT, won a 2012 Polaris Victory Jackpot motorcycle in the Long Haul Trucking safety contest. Second- and third-place prizes of $1,000 and $500 were given to the respective winners.
Wright was honored for a full year of meeting the following criteria: accident-free and DOT-violation-free driving, on-time pickup and delivery with no customer complaints and a referral of at least one driver that came to work for Long Haul in 2011.
The contest, which served to promote safety at LHT, helped increase the fleet by 8 percent and reduce LHT’s DOT Safe Stat Rating by 31 percent.
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.