King of the Road: How Advanced Disposal Practices Safe Driving


Advanced Disposal strives to be an industry leader in promoting safe driving practices in all the communities we serve.   We train and equip our collection crew supervisors with the knowledge and tools they need to keep track of how our CDL drivers are performing and to ensure the safest driving practices possible for everyone’s protection on the road.  Here are just a few ways Advanced Disposal is reinforcing safe driving procedures among employees.

Once a driver is hired at Advanced Disposal, a rigorous training program begins that starts with two and a half days of classroom training followed by ten days of on-the-road training with a qualified lead driver. After training, only properly trained, qualified, and authorized Advanced Disposal employees are allowed to drive a company vehicle. The Smith System, a professional driver training process, is used to train drivers regarding ”Space Cushion Driving” which helps avoid collisions.  Drivers are also trained on OSHA topics and must be qualified per DOT.  Along with training, drivers must also have clean driving records, the ability to meet DOT medical standards, and are drug free. Each driver receives a monthly observation from supervisors to verify driving habits are consistent with company standards as well as monthly training to keep drivers up to date on new practices and requirements.  … read more