McClays: safety is our priority

At McClays Transportation USA and McClays Logistics USA we share the same No1 priority; safety. Putting safety at the heart of everything we do ensures that we do the best job possible in shipping and transporting freight for customers without incurring unnecessary risk for our team, our client’s workforce, and the general public.

Safety and speed

Other freight companies may say that speed of delivery is their priority. We know that in trucking, established safety procedures and practices enable freight to move at its optimum pace without compromise. We also know our approach keeps our trusted and respected drivers safe haul after haul, and our trucks in full compliance with all regulations.

For full details of the safety records of our two freight companies, click on the links below:

McClays Transportation USA

McClays Logistics USA

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Safety regulations and requirements

There are many guidelines and regulations that independent carriers, employee truckers and freight transport companies like us must adhere to in the United States. These include:

  • State and Federal Truck Safety Standards

Trucks of all sizes are regulated by the states in which they operate, in our case. Michigan. Once our trucks move out of state, they are regulated by federal authorities, most of which follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

All our drivers carry a valid CDL, which involves exams, a driving test, a medical and eye exams. We carry our due diligence on our drivers to ensure they have a clean record and no DUI convictions.

  • Medical Records and Log Book

Drivers must have an up to date copy of their medical records on the truck at all times. This is required to show that the driver is mentally and physically capable of driving a truck. Also in eh cab will be the driver log book, showing the mileage driven and number of hours behind the wheel. Federal regulations lay down that drivers must not drive for more than 10 hours consecutively, and must then take a break of at least 8 hours.

  • Vehicle Maintenance Requirements

Vehicles must comply with a whole range of regulations covering everything from warning stickers to emergency equipment, brakes to protective underride bars, tires and mudflaps.

  • Freight Safety Requirements

All cargo on a truck must meet federal safety requirements in terms of overall weight, weight distribution and content (i.e. hazmats). There are also strict regulations on how cargo is secured, including the use of dunnage, shoring bars, tiedowns, wedges and more. If you have any concerns over how we or our carriers will secure your freight, please do not hesitate to call us and discuss your requirements.

Need to get your freight moving?

Call us with your requirements: 586-842-3670