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Great Trucking Jobs Available Now With CPS Express

CPS Express is happy to announce open positions for excellent truck drivers in the California area!  Because CPS Express is renowned for its exceptional customer service and outstanding fleet, we are potentially facing more freight orders than we have the ability to haul.  As such, we are looking to expand our team of qualified truck drivers with varied experience levels! CPS Express is always looking for good drivers with clean motor vehicle reports and background checks.

 

CPS Express is a small, family atmosphere that values our employees’ interests and needs.  Our service area is regional (mostly California and neighboring states) which means home time for our drivers 2 to 3 times per week.  In addition to our high pay by industry standards, we offer incentive-based compensation, including percentage-based compensation to recognize your hard work.  CPS Express also offers bi-weekly pay with optional direct deposit and benefits including medical and dental insurance and potential 401(k). With CPS Express there is always opportunity for possible advancement to management and supervisory positions.

 

We at CPS Express pride ourselves on our top-of-the-line fleet including our newer model equipment and exceptional CARB compliance rating.  This ensures that our truck drivers have the safest and most comfortable accommodations on the road.  CPS Express also has a safety-incentive bonus program dedicated to reward our drivers’ compliance with safety regulations.

 

To apply, please complete the attached employment application and fax it to (951) 685 3944 or you may email it to jrichter@cpsexpress.com  or you may call us at (951) 685-1041 x 204 must include a current DMV H6.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Check out our website (cpsexpress.com) for more information about joining our J.G. Haddy team as Southern California’s premiere choice for packaging, warehousing and trucking!

Trucking Safety Regulations and Standards

In light of recent horrific accidents involving large freight trucks, much media attention has been paid to current trucking safety standards. Here at CPS Express, we are committed to the upmost safety standards in an attempt to limit catastrophic accidents on our roads.  Below is an overview of the primary initiatives regulating the current trucking industry and CPS Express’s  compliance therewith:

CSA Safety Score

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicles. It introduces a new enforcement and compliance model that allows FMCSA and its State Partners to contact a larger number of carriers earlier in order to address safety problems before crashes occur.  Through the CSA, the federal government will follow and regulate both carriers and drivers and monitor maintenance, driver fatigue, materials and qualifications. Rolled out in December 2010, the program establishes a new nationwide system for making the roads safer for motor carriers and the public alike!

CPS Express has maintained CSA scores well within industry standards through our entirty.

 

Roadcheck 2014

Roadcheck, now in its 27th year, is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June. Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in every jurisdiction across North America perform the truck and bus inspections.

Out of the entire CPS Express fleet, this year only one CPS Express driver was issued a very minor ticket during the three-day national Roadcheck blitz.  While this year’s inspection results have not yet been released by the CVSA, last year nearly 1 out of every 5 of the 73,023 vehicles inspected were placed out-of-service for an array of violations ranging from seatbelt to brake to cargo securement violations.

 

Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT)

The state of California, by far, has the strictest rules regarding truck safety in the Union.  One of the California-specific regulation procedures required by the California Vehicle Code is the Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT). Primarily, the intent of BIT is to ensure every truck terminal throughout the state is inspected by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on a regular basis, thereby creating a level field for all motor carriers statewide.

If a carrier service demonstrate exemplary safety standards during its BIT inspection, the CHP allows for the company to undergo inspection via bench audits for the following 3 cycles. Due to our commitment to excellence in roadside safety, CPS Express has been reporting via bench audit since 2006 without the CHP’s need to undergo a full-fledged inspection.

 

CARB Compliance

The California Air Resource Board (CARB), in an effort to improve the air quality in the state and reduce emission and air pollution, has begun imposing regulations on on-road heavy duty diesel vehicles including buses and trucks.  The regulations require diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to be upgraded to reduce emissions.

CPS Express is proud to be a CARB Compliant fleet.  While many other trucking companies are struggling to reconcile their fleet with CARB’s restriction on older trucks, CPS Express is proud to have a fleet of newer modeled vehicles for our hauling throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.  While the CARB regulation only requires a 60% compliance rating for 2013, CPS Express boasts compliance rating between 70 and 80% and growing! We are working hard to continue to offer you carrier and transportation services dedicated to the upmost environmental efficiency.

Customer Required Safety Plans

The prosecution of unsafe carrier violation cases has changed in recent years. Now, instead of holding only the carrier liable for the violations, shipping customers may face legal consequences for contracting with unsafe carriers in indifference to roadside safety.  Putting the onus on customers who try to cut-corners on safety in an effort to save money creates a need for shipping customers to contract with safe and responsible fleets like CPS Express.  As a result, CPS Express has secured several new clients dedicated to contracting with a fleet committed to roadside safety.

 

Effect of Safety Regulations on the Trucking Industry

Finding drivers that meet the strict standards imposed by the federal and state governments can prove difficult.  On top of being compliant with legal regulations, CPS Express has an expectation of high-quality professionalism from its drivers—thus, further limiting the candidate pool.  The driver requirements imposed by CPS Express are considered high by industry standards as we are committed to the highest level of excellence in health, safety and customer service.  As such, CPS Express is always looking for top-tier truck drivers to join our team!

Moreover, ensuring that equipment and trucks comply with the newly-imposed regulations can prove costly to carrier services. CARB compliance alone requires that any trucks manufactured before 2007 be taken off the road. It also establishes a need for heavier trucks to be retrofitted with PM filters. Maintenance of these new technologies can be rather expensive as well.  However, CPS Express appreciates the need to ensure the health and safety of our fellow drivers and is committed to serving our customers with the best equipment available on the road today!

 

CPS Express Is Honored By The California Trucking Association Safety Banquet For The 10th Year In A Row!

 

At this year’s annual California Trucking Association Safety Banquet, CPS Express was once again awarded the prestigious honor of being named one of California’s safest fleets.  This marks the 10th year in a row that the CPS Express team has achieved this momentous goal!  We at CPS Express are grateful that our peers recognize a decade of commitment to the upmost roadside safety standards!

The purpose of the California Trucking Association’s Fleet Safety Contest is to recognize companies that reduce accidents by designing and running a top-notch safety program. An independent panel of judges chosen from government agencies (including members of the California Trucking Association in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol, the Federal Department of Transportation and peer groups within the trucking industry) review the self-audit results.  The panel looks at how the company organizes its safety programs, as well as training, driver supervision, preventive maintenance, and the overall record of accident reduction.  A field audit is then performed by CTA safety staff to insure the accuracy of all winning entries. Winners must meet eligibility requirements in regards to safety record, federal and state compliance, accident record and overall safety program. The top candidates are then pitted against each other, matching each carrier’s records with the final results determined by an onsite audit.

Winning this award once is a tremendous accomplishment – winning ten years in a row is a top honor in the trucking industry.  CPS Express  is a carrier dedicated to highest level of roadway safety and a member of the J.G. Haddy Company family that recognizes health and safety as a top priority. As such, CPS Express vows to continue its truck load, large LTL hauling and Just In Time services with the vision of not only meeting but exceeding expectations in care and safety.  In fact, we’re already working on winning an 11th time!

CPS Express Receives Another Top Safety Rating

BP Lubricants USA is a leading lubricants business committed to technology that stimulates innovation while helping to protect the environment. The company’s dedication to health and safety has led to its development of BP’s Driving Safety Standards (DSS). These “above and beyond” standards were developed because BP recognizes that operating a motor vehicle is one of the biggest risks we face in our daily lives. The BP driving standard sets stringent rules for all of those within BP’s employ and recommends that they are followed during all BP-contractor driving activities.

BP Lubricants USA is among the many forward-thinking companies that CPS Express boasts as its freight and line-haul clientele.   As a contract carrier for BP, CPS Express is committed to furthering its goals by meeting its DSS guidelines. Through our company’s hard work and dedication, we have successfully met all of BP’s Driving Safety Standards. CPS Express was honored and delighted to receive recognition from BP for all 7 years that the program has been in effect including a commemorative plaque for our office in Southern California.

CPS Express is grateful to work alongside companies whose commitments to safety rival our own. We are a carrier dedicated to highest level of roadway safety and a member of the J.G. Haddy Company family that recognizes health and safety as a top priority. As such, CPS Express vows to continue its truck load, large LTL hauling and Just In Time services with the vision of not only meeting but exceeding expectations in care and safety.

CPS Rates Above Average in CARB Compliance

The California Air Resource Board (CARB), in an effort to improve the air quality in the state and reduce emission and air pollution, has begun imposing regulations on on-road heavy duty diesel vehicles including buses and trucks The regulations require diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to be upgraded to reduce emissions. Heavier trucks must be retrofitted with PM filters beginning January 1, 2012, and older trucks must be replaced starting January 1, 2015. By January 1, 2023, nearly all trucks and buses will need to have 2010 model year engines or equivalent.

The regulation applies to nearly all privately and federally-owned diesel fueled trucks and buses and to privately and publicly owned school buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds.  Small fleets with 3 or fewer diesel trucks can delay compliance for heavier trucks by reporting and there are a number of extensions for low-mileage construction trucks, early particulate matter filter retrofits, adding cleaner vehicles, and other situations.  Privately and publicly owned school buses have different requirements.

CPS Express is proud to be a CARB Compliant fleet.  While many other trucking companies are struggling to reconcile their fleet with CARB’s restriction on older trucks, CPS Express is proud to have a fleet of newer modeled vehicles for our LTL hauling throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.  While the CARB regulation only requires a 60% compliance rating for 2013, CPS Express boasts compliance rating between 70 and 80% and growing! We are working hard to continue to offer you carrier and transportation services dedicated to the upmost environmental efficiency. 

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