Proficient Auto Transport will not perform a service, transport a vehicle, or use a product unless it is in a safe environment. Management is committed to providing a safe workplace, proper safety equipment, and a work environment that fosters safe work practices. The Company requires all employees to perform their duties safely and to be cognizant of safety practices for their fellow employees.


Reduce the risk of an accident by…

No drugs or alcohol are allowed on the job at any time.
All employees are encouraged to report unsafe practices and conditions.
Safety is a condition of employment. Each employee must assume responsibility for working safely.



Drive in a manner that prevents accidents. If you find your truck in a situation it should not be in, STOP! Call the police and ask them to assist you from the area.

Handheld cell phone use is ILLEGAL while operating a commercial vehicle. This applies when a vehicle is temporarily stopped on the highway for traffic, while waiting at a stoplight, stop sign or other traffic control device. Fines/penalties can be severe… up to $2,750 to the driver and up to $11,000 to the company who employees the violating driver.

Be A Defensive Driver

Make allowances for other driver’s lack of skill, knowledge, and poor attitudes. Recognize that you have no control over actions of other drivers or pedestrians. Recognize that you have no control over weather and road conditions.

Do Not Tailgate

This is the main cause of accidents. Driver must ANTICIPATE AND COMPENSATE for additional stopping distances.

Following Distance

In auto hauling, you should use the eight (8) second rule. Keep enough space between you and vehicle in front of you to allow eight (8) seconds to elapse.

Stopping Distance

You should be able to see the tires on the pavement of the vehicle in front of you.

Eye Lead Time

In the city, eye lead-time maybe only a couple of blocks. On an open road, it’s 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 mile.


Total stopping distance is the distance your vehicle travels from the time you see a hazard and press on the brake until the vehicle stops.
Perception Distance

The distance a vehicle travels while a driver is identifying, predicting, and deciding to slow down for a hazard.

Reaction Time

The time it takes for a driver to execute a decision once a danger is recognized. The distance your vehicle travels while you react is called a reaction distance.

Braking Time

The distance a vehicle travels from the time a driver begins pressing on the brake pedal until the vehicle comes to a stop.

Brake Lag

In addition to perception distance, reaction time and braking distance, trucks have one additional factor – brake lag. Semi-trucks have different brakes than regular passenger vehicles. Most passenger vehicles on the road have hydraulic brakes, which are liquid, faster and more instantaneous. Semi-trucks have air brakes, which have a lag time.

Turning Point
Button Hook Turn
Tail Swing

Safe Backing

Don’t do it unless necessary!

If you must…

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