February 23, 2011
Gershow Recycling Hosts NYS DOT Truck Driver
Safety Training Program
Presented by Suffolk County Police Department Motor Safety Carrier Unit
Pictured: Charles Keeling (left), Safety Director, Gershow Recycling, and Bill Treubig (center), Officer, Suffolk County Police Department Motor Carrier Safety Section, listen to Rob Capozzi (right), Officer, SCPD Motor Carrier Safety Section, address truck drivers at a New York State Department of Transportation driver safety training program on January 26 at Gershow's facility in Medford.
On January 26, Gershow Recycling hosted a New York State Department of Transportation truck driver safety program at its Medford facility. The program was presented by the Suffolk County Police Department Motor Carrier Safety Unit, which provided this program as an outreach service to companies in Suffolk County. All commercially licensed drivers for Gershow, as well as drivers for other companies and independent drivers, attended the hour-long program.
Officers Bill Treubig and Rob Capozzi of the SCPD Motor Carrier Safety Section discussed the federal and state laws that all truck drivers must follow. Such topics included seat belt safety, stopping at roadside inspection checkpoints, vehicle maintenance and traffic safety. Officers Treubig and Capozzi advised the drivers to get plenty of rest before going out on the road, observe the rules of the road and not to use cell phones or other electronic devices when driving.
This is the first time that Gershow has hosted the program. Gershow is looking to host the program at least once a year.