PLH GROUP NEWS
PLH Group Drivers Deliver
Date: September 13, 2021
From linemen and engineers to accountants and electricians, PLH Group’s collaborative energy solutions involve a multitude of experts to successfully complete jobs with quality and safety, on-time and within budget. This includes the need for skilled drivers to transport equipment and supplies to PLH Group project sites throughout the country.
Heavy haul driving isn’t for everyone. It requires dedication, precision, and specialized training to safely navigate the complexities of roadways to safely deliver loads. We recognize the commitment of this skilled workforce during the 2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, running from September 12-18.
There are over 3.5 million truck drivers throughout the United States who travel 421 billion miles to deliver over 10 billion tons of freight every year. Truck drivers work in all conditions, including harsh winter weather, the COVID-19 global pandemic, and post-natural disasters.
Drivers navigate busy freeways and rural dirt paths, and must always watch for the unexpected, including deer crossings. Despite these obstacles, drivers work every day because they know our nation relies on their services. The energy focused construction electric power and pipeline services provided by PLH Group and its entities would not be possible without heavy haul drivers.
Ways to Thank a Driver:
- Post a thank-you sign in your window.
- Be a friend while driving and give truck drivers space on the road.
- Buy a driver a meal at a truck stop.
- Leave delivery drivers water or a treat on your doorstep.
- Simply say “Thank you”.
PLH Group and its business units employ some of the safest drivers on the road. Before getting behind the wheel, these employees must first be authorized by OSHA. Drivers complete a three-day new hire orientation. During that time, they are also trained in Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, defensive driving, and fatigue management.
In addition to their driving expertise, PLH Group’s drivers are also active leaders against human trafficking. As part of their new hire orientation, PLH Group drivers are trained to identify and respond to human trafficking suspicions. The Truckers Against Trafficking initiative is a global fight against human trafficking that begins with industries that have the strongest pulse on the nation’s highway systems — which includes trucking professionals.
The safe, dedicated drivers advancing the electric power and pipeline industry by providing PLH Group and its business units reliable transportation services deserve recognition and appreciation year-round. Without their services, PLH Group’s comprehensive energy construction services would be impossible. Choose a way to #ThankADriver this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.