Fire Safety on the Road for Truck Drivers in Wheeling, WV

Bay and Bay Transportation offers a few fire safety tips all truck drivers should follow.

Everybody knows about fire safety. School children learn about it in school, and you might see posters and commercials about keeping fire at bay in your local community. However, does it really sink into your mind? Remembering fire safety is hard enough at home; on the road that task may appear to be impossible. You don’t have to let yourself fall into dangerous traps while you drive a truck. At Bay & Bay Transportation, we understand that a truck driver in Wheeling, WV needs to be safe and pay attention to his or her surroundings.

The first thing you should do is refrain from smoking wherever fuel is dispensed. Truck drivers often need to pull into a truck stop and refuel their rig. Though truck driving can be stressful, don’t light up a cigarette to relieve the tension. Everyone knows that an open flame near combustible liquids is a bad idea. Wait until you finish filling your tank and can walk a safe distance from the refueling area before lighting up. If you see someone else smoking, let them know about the hazard they pose. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind; you could save a life.

If you get your meals from diners along your route, you might wish to reheat them somewhere at some point. If your sleeper is equipped with a hot plate or microwave oven, never leave these appliances unsupervised when cooking. Never take a nap or walk away when you are cooking as it might lead to problems. Even as safe as a microwave may appear, they can still catch fire and cause quick and deadly damage. Convenience is great, but fire safety is essential!

Fire safety is a part of life, and you shouldn’t ignore it no matter where you are. If you drive a truck, make sure you practice safety in your own way. Bay & Bay Transportation in Wheeling, WV knows a truck driver should be responsible. Give them a call today.

Bay & Bay Truck Drivers in Minnesota Get the Chance to Go Green

Bay & Bay Transportation leads the charge towards cleaner running semi-trucks.

DSC_0307_editRecently, Bay & Bay Transportation acquired two alternative-fuel tractors to add to the fleet. Some truck drivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin now have the chance to operate the “green” trucks, and rave reviews are already coming in!

“The drivers are enjoying them [for] two reasons: they are really quiet, and the drivers don’t smell like diesel fuel when they get home at night,” says owner and CEO Sam Anderson of the green tractors.

Bay & Bay is an early user of the new technology for cleaner running trucks. We have always been committed to trucks that run cleaner, use less fuel, and are eco-friendly. The two new Freightliner Cascadia tractors each hold the equivalent of 140 gallons of diesel fuel and can travel about 450 miles on one tank. Though the two new green tractors run cleaner, they still produce the power and torque that equals the pulling force of the diesel powered trucks. While we are still collecting data, results are looking promising. One catch of the cleaner running tractors is that the oil needs to be changed 1-2 times more often than the diesel-fueled trucks.

In another 8 months, Bay & Bay Transportation will be compiling and assessing the data one more time before adding any more of the tractors to the fleet. If the results are favorable, we could add as many as 40 clean running trucks to the fleet.

As part of an industry that is a big contributor to the current state of the Earth, Bay & Bay Transportation is always looking for ways to lower our carbon footprint and be mindful of our effect on the environment. With these cleaner running trucks, we are hoping to lead the way to a healthier, more efficient trucking industry.

Bay & Bay Transportation looks to employ drivers with the same interests as us: safety, quality, and commitment to bettering ourselves and the environment. If your interests align with ours, please take a look at our Driving Opportunities for truck drivers in Minnesota and across the United States. You can also click here to apply online.

What’s the Best Trucking Company to Work for In Minnesota?

Bay & Bay Transportation wants to hire experienced truck drivers in Minnesota, as well as across America.

truck driving jobs bay and bay transportationChoosing which transportation company to work for can be a daunting task. Like any job application, you must look into the culture of the company as well as other considerations like benefits, salary, and values. Bay & Bay Transportation is a leader in the Midwest transportation industry and we offer truck driving jobs to those who have a drive (pardon the pun) similar to ours. There are quite a few reasons why Bay & Bay Transportation is one of the best trucking companies to work for in the Midwest.

If you have over 6 months of solo driving experience, we encourage you to apply for a driving job with Bay & Bay Transportation. Our company drivers average 2500 to 3300 miles each week, with some of the most modern trucks and trailers at their disposal. The average income of our company drivers range anywhere from $57,000-$70,000 annually, with the option to earn even more money through our incentive programs.

In addition to a comfortable salary, we also offer full benefits to each of our drivers. After a 60 day probationary period, drivers are eligible for full medical and dental benefits and a company paid life insurance policy. In addition to sick and vacation time and paid holidays, Bay & Bay Transportation company drivers are also eligible for 401(k)s after their first 6 months of employment with us.

Incentive bonuses are available all year round and for a multitude of achievements. Are you great at fuel management and conservation? Are you motivated to drive extra miles and meet deadlines? Will you stay with us for the rest of your driving career? There are incentive programs for each of these goals!

Do you know someone that would make a great driver for Bay & Bay? There’s even a incentive for that. Depending on the type of driver referral, you can earn up to $2000 when the referred is employed for more than 90 days.

So what are you waiting for? We just gave you all the reasons you could possibly need for applying to the best trucking company in Minnesota: Bay & Bay Transportation. Check out our Driver Opportunities, or click here to apply online right away.

Bay & Bay Celebrates Drivers with Millions of Safe Miles

Bay & Bay Transportation is committed to the safety of our drivers while they’re out on the roads all across our great country.

minnesota truck driving jobs bay and bay transportationThis weekend, Bay & Bay Transportation will be celebrating the newest and current members of our company who have driven their rigs one million miles (or more) consecutively without an accident. We applaud the newest truck drivers of Bay & Bay Transportation in Minnesota who have reached this major and remarkable milestone.

There are quite a few causes of crashes involving tractor trailers. Some of the more common reasons include:
• Loss of control after an event like a blown tire
• Another vehicle entering the truck’s lane
• Poor road and weather conditions
• Shifting cargo
• Driver fatigue

The Department of Transportation reports that in 60% of all truck accidents, driver error was not the cause. In most cases, conditions and factors beyond the control of the driver were responsible for the mishap. That makes the accomplishments of the “Million Miles Drivers” even more impressive. They have repeatedly overcome obstacles to deliver goods safely and on time in spite of the ongoing challenges inherent to daily driving.

To put into perspective just how far one million safe miles is for our truck drivers, we’ve put together a few comparisons. For instance, one million miles is equal to:
• Driving around the equator 40.16 times
• Driving from NYC to LA 358.18 times
• Driving from Rosemount, MN to the Florida Keys 529.66 times
• If you could drive to the moon, that would be two round trips

We are extremely proud of our truck drivers who have driven one million safe miles, and particularly proud of the few drivers who have driven over TWO million consecutive safe miles! In recognition of their outstanding achievement they will be celebrating this weekend at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd.

Bay & Bay is committed to excellence and we expect the same of our drivers. If you are up to the challenge, consider applying for our Truck Driver Opportunities in Minnesota or across the United States.

How a Wheeling, WV Truck Driver Can Participate In a Graduation Party on the Road

Bay and Bay Transportation provides truck driver careers in Wheeling, WV and the surrounding areas

With graduation season in full swing, some people feel obligated to attend as many graduation parties as possible. A person may have a few parties on their calendar, or they may have so many the task of making appearances seems overwhelming. While the situation can be stressful for the average person, a truck driver may feel the heat the most. How can a driver participate in a proper fashion? How can they avoid feeling left out or sad about the situation? At Bay & Bay Transportation, we understand that a truck driver in Wheeling, WV may feel left in the dust.

If you want to feel included while driving on your route, look for a card you can send to the student. Cards are relatively inexpensive, and a heartfelt message can make all the difference to the graduate. If you believe the student is open to digital cards, check out one of many websites that specialize in sending cards over email. Include a personal message with the card, and avoid simply signing your name.

Finding a card is the easy part, but for graduation parties, it’s common courtesy to include a gift as well. It’s customary for people to slip in cash or a check in order to help the graduate pay for college or buy something important. Some students save money for a car or purchase school supplies. However, it’s not a rule that you have to give money. If you have a tight budget, consider a gift card with an amount of your choosing. You may not be able to include these items with a digital card, so do your homework before you commit.

If you’d like your gift to be remembered, try personalizing the gift. Instead of money, consider engraving an item such as a frame or jewelry to provide something the new grad in your life will cherish. While money is always a safe bet because of the high cost of college, something personal might make the student feel a little more at ease when leaving home for the first time.

Being a truck driver in Wheeling, WV doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all of the fun. You can still celebrate the achievements of the graduate, even if you’re doing so from afar. Contact Bay and Bay Transportation today!

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Truck Drivers Deal with a Twist: Tornado Season in the Midwest

minnesota truck driving jobsBay and Bay Transportation provides tips for truck drivers in the Midwest during tornado season

As anyone that lives in Tornado Alley knows, tornado season is in full swing. Late spring and early summer is when twisters are plentiful across the US. Bay & Bay Transportation truck drivers travel many of the roads that cross all over America, including right smack dab in the middle of Tornado Alley.

When you’re out on the road, running into inclement weather is always a worry. Snow and ice are typical situations, but tornados are different. They can form quickly within heavy rainstorms, giving truck drivers little time to get off the road and to safety.

There are a few signs of an impending tornado that can help truck drivers start heading to safety. These signs include:

  • A green colored sky
  • Low lying, large, dark clouds
  • Large hail
  • A loud roar of rain, similar to the sound of a train

If you do find yourself in the midst of a tornado, do not try to outrun the twister. Also, it’s a common misconception that seeking protection under an overpass is the safest option, but this can actually be more dangerous. The risk of begin injured by wind-driven debris is increased in these areas. If you are stuck on the road with an imminent tornado, get yourself as far from other vehicles as you can. Take shelter in a gully, ditch, or low lying area, and protect your head.

Tornados are usually accompanied by heavy rainstorms. If you are new to the area you are driving through, and see that signs from above signaling a tornado, be sure to tune in to the local radio. Updates on the weather situation will provide you with timely warning so that you can take shelter somewhere off the road.

Bay & Bay Transportation values the safety of our truck drivers. From local trips to nationwide hauls, truck drivers in Minnesota and Tornado Alley face many unique driving challenges throughout the year. If you are an experienced truck driver and wish to take on the challenge, consider applying to Bay & Bay Transportation. Check out our Driver Opportunities or apply online by clicking here.