At Annett, Safety is not a department, it’s our Culture! Our full-time Safety Director has over ten years of experience in the industry and over five years in Safety Management.
Annett Bus Lines has maintained the highest DOD (Department of Defense) rating through two biannual inspections and the highest United States DOT (Department of Transportation) rating through a recent focused compliance review. Annett goes the “extra mile” to ensure that our passengers are safe!
Company Driver Requirements:
- Annual Review of Driver Qualifications
- Annual Driver Performance Reviews
- Quarterly Safe Driver Bonus Program
- Random Roadside Inspections
- Random Pre-trip Reviews
- Quarterly Safety Committee Meetings
- Meet All Federal Driver Requirements
Federal Driver Requirements:
- Full Level-Two FL Dept of Law Enforcement Criminal Background Check
- Clean Motor Vehicle Report
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- 90 Point Pre-Trip Inspection
Annett Bus Lines requires that drivers and support personnel to go through Initial and Continuing Education courses conducted by our Safety Director. With our main focus on Safety and Driver Education, Annett Bus Lines maintains its competitive edge in being Florida’s Finest Motorcoach company!
Initial Driver Training:
Regardless of a driver’s previous experience, a driver is not allowed to transport passengers for Annett until he/she passes a 40-hour orientation/driving evaluation course. This includes a written test and 250+ mile driving evaluation test with a night-time driving evaluation. This represents an initial investment of approximately $2500 per new driver to make sure every one of our drivers is safe!
Annual Two-Day Refresher Class:
With one day in the classroom and one on the road, this class includes defensive driving techniques and current safety initiative updates.
Bi-Annual Driver’s Safety Meeting:
Meeting is attended by all Drivers, Operations Team, Sales Team and Management. New initiatives are announced and procedures are reviewed.
Training provided for reasonable suspicion of drug and alcohol use per federal motor carrier safety regulations.
Training course provided to sales team and support staff in hours of service regulations FMCSR Part 395.
Safety Director’s Qualifications:
Joe Schirck III has over ten years of experience in the industry with over five years in safety management. He attends annual conferences and seminars in Washington, DC to keep abreast of the latest safety standards.
Weekly Safety Tip:
Helpful safety tips are published weekly in our Annett Gazette company newsletter.