This week’s safety post comes from Petro-Canada and is a helpful reminder to keep up with your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and service appointments.
“This year, make it a goal to stay on top of your car’s maintenance schedule and service appointments. Regular service improves fuel efficiency, helps you stay safe and maintains your vehicle’s value. How often do you get your car serviced?”
One easy choice that can help everyone breathe easier is supporting clean-burning biodiesel. Rather than depending heavily on foreign petroleum supplies, domestic energy combats trade deficits, fuel supply disruptions and unexpected price changes. Biodiesel provides energy security and enhanced engine operation and safety factors.
According to the US EPA, pure biodiesel reduces lifecycle carbon dioxide by 57-86 percent. Not only does biodiesel reduce carbon emissions but can also provide health benefits.
Bailey Arnold, senior manager of clean air initiatives with the ALA explains that “pure biodiesel was found to be non-toxic and biodegradable, posing no threat to human health.”
The Village of Carol Stream, Ill., converted its municipal fleet of 44 vehicles to clean-burning B20 in 2019, partly because of the health and environmental advantages of biodiesel.
Village leaders worked with the B20 Club, ALA and Pete Probst of Indigenous Energy to clean and prepare their fuel tanks, incorporate B20 into new fueling infrastructure and equip village vehicles to run on high blends.
“Through this transition to B20, we will prevent the release of almost 25 tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is the same as planting 374 trees,” says Sam Barghi, public works management analyst for the Village of Carol Stream, a Chicago suburb of 40,000 in DuPage County. “It is important to us to be good stewards of the environment while not be impacting service levels for our residents in a negative way. It’s also important to provide a cleaner and safer work environment for our employees who work in and around these vehicles all day.”
To find out more about biodiesel call 1-800-266-3782.
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Rear-end crashes are extremely common in work zones. Maintain a safe distance from large trucks and other vehicles. Avoid tailgating to add a margin of safety and room to stop unexpectedly. Make sure to give trucks and buses plenty of space to merge during lane changes and avoid lingering in blind spots.
Responsibilities and Duties Act in accordance with the company’s code of ethics and mission statement. Able and willing to respond to emergencies, urgent or unusual situations (spill/mix cleanups, fires, accidents, urgent customer demands, weekend, holiday, and overnight assignments). Remains calm in demanding situations. Personally well-groomed and uniformed. Knowledgeable, friendly and courteous to customers and suppliers. Maintains a good working relationship with all drivers, dispatchers, and management. Takes good care of company trucks and equipment. Turns all required paperwork and documentation in timely, legibly, and accurately.
The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is on the “RISE” with intentions to keep this momentum rising in the next decade to meet the National Biodiesel Board’s Vision of six billion gallons by 2030.
National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell Rehagen stated: “I have no doubt that we can reach our goals. I believe in our nation’s farmers, I believe in our industry, and I believe in our trade association to lead us as we RISE to new heights in 2021.”
Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel and renewable diesel are better, cleaner fuels that are available now for use in existing diesel engines without modification. NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel and renewable diesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors.
Do you know that the stopping distance on a wet road is twice the normal stopping distance? And on icy roads, it’s almost 10 times! So, leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the large truck in front of you so that you have enough space to move out of harm’s way in case of unpredictable situations. It’s always good to put extra space between yourself and other drivers you might meet during the winter months.
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