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Thackray Crane Rental Slated to Host 10th Annual Safety Meeting

Here at Thackray Crane Rental, we do much more than provide high-quality cranes, trucking and transportation, warehouse with climate-controlled storage options, and rigging in DE, PA, and NJ. In fact, we are excited to announce that we are slated to host our 10th Annual Safety Meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 6 p.m. This year, our event will take place at the Ironworkers Local 401 Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

We are honored to welcome keynote speaker David D. Teater to present “Distracted Driving – A Traffic Safety Epidemic.” Not only is Mr. Teater a corporate consultant from FocusDriven, but he’s also a nationally recognized traffic safety advocate.

Mr. Teater served as CEO for several private companies, including two decades with an automotive supplier. He became a member of the National Safety Council in 2009 when it called for a national ban on cell phone use while driving. Eventually, with his help, the Council was able to reduce fatalities and injuries due to distracted driving.

Mr. Teater’s presentation will cover such topics as:

  • The threat of vehicle crashes and their effects on business and society
  • The science of driving distracted and how mobile device use while driving impairs the driver’s conduct
  • Common misperceptions about cell phone distractions
  • Why cell phone distraction is the most common cause of distraction
  • Why distraction-caused crashes are underreported as the reason
  • Why corporations should prohibit employee cell phone use while driving
  • Public opinion of cell phone driving bans
  • Potential technological solutions

We are inviting all of our employees, as well as their teenage children who just started driving, or will be driving in the near future. At Thackray Crane Rental, we recognize that accidents caused by distracted driving are happening more and more frequently—and yet, these accidents are entirely avoidable. Therefore, our goal is to encourage parents and their children to speak openly and honestly about the subject and hopefully, prevent distracted driving from occurring.

The company will also review the Department of Transportation’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, which was enacted to improve roadway safety overall. An ELD employs technology to strengthen commercial drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service regulations to prevent fatigue so as to prevent accidents and safe lives. Operations Safety Direcor Mark W. Thackray will also share about the overall safety year in review, to keep employees aware of the latest industry standards.

Thackray Crane Rental is proud to serve as the premier provider of cranes in NJ, PA, and DE. To find out more about our services or Mr. Teater’s presentation, please give us a call at 1-844-99-CRANE. To learn more about FocusDriven, please also feel free to call (616) 296-0870.