2020 Third Quarter Safety Initiative Winner
Randall Smith Trucking Company, Inc. Winner of AgriTrust of Georgia Quarterly Safety Initiative for 3rd Quarter.
Bogart, Georgia – October 29, 2020 - Truck drivers are the backbone of America’s workforce. Without these workers, America’s industries would have a bigger traffic jam than Atlanta during rush hour as truckers handle about 70% of all goods in the United States. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vital importance of the transportation industry has been highlighted and their role has increased.
In the early 1990’s, Randall Smith decided he had been driving for other companies long enough. With the support of his family, Randall followed through with his dream and started his own trucking company. He bought some trucks, hired a few drivers, worked hard, and prayed harder to ensure his company would be as successful as possible. With his wife Sue Smith by his side, Randall Smith Trucking Company has developed into a quality trucking company servicing the Douglas area.
Since 2009, fatalities involving large trucks have increased 52%. In fact, truck driving is considered the most dangerous occupation with a 28.3 fatality rate per 100,000 full-time employees. Knowing this, it is extremely important to have a sound safety attitude in the trucking business. At Randall Smith Trucking Company, they have a simple and effective safety strategy; Stay focused. Randall and Sue help their employees stay focused by holding regular safety meetings and ensuring that the company works together to help each other. Having this safety attitude is just one of the reasons why Randall Smith Trucking Company has been selected as the AgriTrust of Georgia 3rd Quarter Safety Initiative Winner and earned a check for $2,000.00.
AgriTrust of Georgia is a group self-insured workers’ compensation fund that provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage for the agricultural industry in the state of Georgia.