Dupré Shares Commercial Vehicle Safety Experience with Fire First Responders
Dupré Logistics, a trucking and logistics provider operating throughout the United States, is partnering with local fire emergency responders to prevent rollovers of water transporting fire trucks, known in the industry as a water tanker. With a DVD produced through National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) association, Dupré’s local Field Safety Representatives are sharing training and expertise in preventing deadly commercial vehicle rollovers.
“Our safety program is not just about our drivers, we strive to impact the communities in which we operate,” said Al LaCombe, Dupré Logistics Director of Safety and Training. He continued, “This program allows us to create relationships in our community while providing a service and expertise to prevent harm to the first responders who put their lives on the line every day.”
Fire water tankers often transport hundreds of gallons of water in time-sensitive emergency situations. The NTTC reports that water tanker drivers have been killed or injured as a result of these rollovers due in part to lack of training for many firefighters many of which are volunteers. Dupré’s employees are distributing the NTTC’s Cargo Tank Rollover Prevention video and sharing safety principles that commercial tank truck drivers use every day to haul both dangerous and nontoxic liquids.
“We feel that sharing our safety expertise is the least we can do for our first responders,” said Dupré Logistics CEO Reggie Dupré. “Not only can we provide safety resources for our local fire departments we can establish relationships in the communities in which we operate,” Dupré continued.
About Dupre Logistics: Dupré Logistics, LLC is a team of professionals who design and deliver safe, diversified solutions and services for quality-focused clients committed to increasing their competitive advantage. Dupré has more than 1,300 team members and is headquartered in Lafayette, La.