The oil and natural gas industry is renowned for its safety protocols at the well site. And when it comes to safety on highways and roads they’re just as stringent. Every employee that drives a vehicle undergoes safety training that exceeds standard over-the-road driving requirements.

Specialized programs ensure safe practices for transporting equipment and hazardous materials. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a federal regulatory agency, sets policies allowing companies across the nation to safely and securely move their products. Permits to drive the materials, signage on trucks and other safety programs are set by FMCSA to ensure the safety of motor vehicles on the road and citizens in towns in which they operate.

New technologies like fleet tracking “in-cab monitoring systems,” GPS tracking and no tolerance device policies are all in place to minimize potential safety hazards while on the road. Oil and natural gas companies strictly enforce these policies to ensure their drivers are following all safety measures reducing potential risk factors across the roadways.

These rigorous courses and safety protocols instill a deep responsibility to safeguard residents in communities and towns where oil and natural gas are produced. Drivers are more mindful and cautious while doing their part to deliver the resources to fuel our nation.

For more information on the industry’s commitment to safety, visit OERB.com/Safety.

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