J.H. Walker has a longstanding history of being the industry leader in safety, and we have the numbers to prove it. Our goal is zero workplace injuries and zero over the road incidents, and our team is constantly working to find a way to achieve our goal. We work relentlessly to strengthen our safety culture and train our team members to recognize unsafe behaviors and situations. The most important tool we have is our people.
J.H. Walker Trucking works with many of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world and is consistently ranked as the safest carrier that most of them use.
Company Owned Equipment and Maintenance Facilities
Because over 90% of our fleet is company owned, we are able to directly oversee and enforce preventative maintenance programs to ensure fewer service failures due to equipment malfunction.
We run a fleet primarily comprised of company owned assets. This allows us to control the standards with which our equipment is held to. We have collaborated with our vendors to consistently evolve and improve our equipment in order to provide the safest and most advance fleet in the industry. Owning our own equipment has allowed us to maintain some of the newest and nicest equipment on the road. The advantages J.H. Walker Trucks bring to the table are:
Vehicle On-board GPS: At any given time we can track our drivers and help them with their route planning
Electronic Logging: All of our commercial drivers are outfitted with on-board electronic logs to ensure that they are never pressured to drive through the night and put themselves and our customers at risk.
On Board Vehicle Radar: Our trucks are outfitted with an onboard braking system that doesn’t allow for our drivers to follow too closely behind other vehicles and automatically applies the brakes when they do
Vehicle Alerts: Via our onboard vehicle monitor, our safety department is alerted to any sudden braking events and speeding events that our trucks incur, allowing us to bring in our drivers and learn from these instances
Regular PMs and safety inspections: At J.H. Walker we own several maintenance facilities and have a very experienced maintenance department which is regularly inspecting our vehicles every 25,000 miles
Understanding our Customers’ Needs
The industries and customers we serve all have varying safety needs. Our safety team works with each of our customers during an onboarding process to identify these needs and adapt our processes. As we learn and develop new safety methods from customer experiences, we implement them into our fleet wide safety training program. Over the course of 40 years we have developed the industry leading safety training program, teaching our drivers about experiences we have learned from and new standards that we have implemented. This also entails evolving the equipment we use to strap down loads, chalk loads, tarp loads and many more as we learn how to avoid injuries.
A large part of our safety program involves working with our customers to identify issues we are seeing with them or their vendors.