LTL Safety and Security
At PITT OHIO, ensuring the safety of our customers, employees and our communities is our priority. We understand the importance of continuous training and are proud of our safety knowledge, experienced staff and ability to exceed industry standards year after year. PITT OHIO has been consistently recognized as having one of the highest rated safety departments in the industry receiving many awards, including the American Trucking Association's (ATA) President Trophy for operating the safest fleet in the United States.
PITT OHIO took a proactive approach to the new Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA)* protocol in place by initiating training with our drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel. Through this proactive mindset, PITT OHIO has established and continually maintains an excellent LTL motor carrier safety rating, low accident frequencies and excellent SafeStat numbers through our commitment to the following procedures:
- Electronic software for real-time driver performance and violation history.
- Equipment monitoring with alerts sent directly to PITT OHIO's safety departments.
- Customized Safety Data Base to capture events in all operational areas.
- Vehicle Maintenance program that exceeds regulatory requirements.
- Drivers are assigned units and return to their home on a daily basis.
- Electronic Logs for monitoring drivers' hours of service.
- Equipment designed with load securing options and e-tracking.
- Modern equipment domiciled at one location.
- Member of the American Trucking Association CSA Task Force.
- A Driver Advancement and employee development and advancement programs.
- Continual employee training, monthly safety sessions and regulatory updates.
- In PITT OHIO's Million Mile Driver Achievement Program, over 40% of our fleet drivers have achieved a million or more safe driving miles during their career.
PITT OHIO has a solid safety performance history and will continue to be a leader in the area of safety and compliance due to the dedication and professionalism of our fleet of drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel.
*The Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce commercial motor vehicle (CMV) related crashes by targeting unsafe operations. CSA is designed to make the roads safer.
What do I need to know about shipping hazardous materials?
PITT OHIO is proud to be recognized as having one of the highest rated Safety Departments in the Transportation Industry. In order to ensure complete compliance with Federal Regulations, PITT OHIO is always willing to provide you (Shipper) with assistance in regards to the shipping of hazardous materials as well as up-to-date information on the latest hazardous materials regulations. Per 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) every hazardous material shipment requires the following three things on a properly completed hazardous material bill of lading:
- A basic shipping description
- A signed shipper's certification
- An Emergency Response Telephone Number
PITT OHIO is proud to be recognized as having one of the highest rated Safety Departments in the Transportation Industry.
Hazardous Material Descriptions
Every hazardous shipping material must have a basic description completed on the bill of lading. The basic description consists of the following six parts:
- Proper Shipping Name
- Hazard Class
- Identification Number
- Packing Group Number (unless exempt)
The basic description must appear on a hazardous material bill of lading in one of three ways: the basic shipping description must be listed first before all non-hazardous shipments bill of lading, it may be highlighted to distinguish it from other shipments, or an "X" may be placed in the Hazardous Material column. The weight must be listed on the bill of lading in order to determine how much of the hazardous material is being transported so that the proper placards can be displayed on the unit.
Any hazardous material offered for transport must be properly marked and labeled per regulation. These markings include but are not limited to; Proper Shipping Name including technical name if it is a N.O.S, Identification Number, and the Name & Address of the Shipper and/or Consignee. Labels must be affixed to any package containing hazardous materials if so required. The labels required can be found in Column 6 of the Hazardous Materials Table. (49 CFR 172.101)
- Contact our Safety Department at 1-800-366-7488.
- View PITT OHIO's Hazardous Materials Safety Permit
- View PITT OHIO's Alliance for Uniform HazMat Transportation Procedures
- Visit the U.S. Department of Transportation - PHMSA website
Customer's benefit from our industry-leading asset protection and security compliance programs established at our LTL facilities. We understand that our customers may have important and unique needs related to homeland security regulatory compliance, high-risk products or brand protection. We offer consultation and proactive partnership to ensure that our customers' security needs are met.
By leveraging modern and proven technologies, PITT OHIO provides for the integrity of customer assets while in-transit or at one of our facilities. Every hour of every day the PITT OHIO security team members are providing centralized monitoring and management of our enterprise asset protection programs.
- PITT OHIO's HM-232 Security Plan Compliance Letter