Kelpe Contracting, Inc.
Uncompromising Quality and Professionalism
A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small-Business                                                                    

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has implemented changes regarding the medical certification (DOT physical) and how the status is tracked.  Please visit these websites to learn about the new requirement and what applies to you.

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/cdl/cdl-general-info.aspx

http://www.modot.org/mcs/CDLMED/SWF/CDL%20Med%20SWF%2008022013.htm

http://dor.mo.gov/drivers/commercial/

Kelpe Contracting, Inc.  became a participating member of the SITE/OSHA Partnership in July of 2012. 

Safety is a way of life at Kelpe Contracting.  We are committed to providing a safe working enviroment for all employees and a safe jobsite that eliminates hazardous exposures to fellow contractors and the general public.  Our employees receive extensive safety training and education to remain informed of current regulations and aware of potential jobsite hazards.  Every month we have a company wide safety meeting to discuss current safety concerns or provide refresher training.  Our crews hold weekly toolbox talks to bring attention to specific jobsite conditions.  Nearly all of our employees have been through the OSHA 10 hour class and First Aid/CPR training.  Our experience modifier is currently at 0.84 and has been as low as 0.67. 

We are always concerned about safety; for our employees, for the other contractors we work with, and for the general public who encounters our work.  If you have a safety concern regarding our work, please let us know about it.  Send an email to our safety director and tell him about the issue.  Please remember to leave your contact information so he may address your concern or ask further questions.

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QuickTakes 09/15/2017


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QuickTakes 09/01/2017


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Federal Ban Texting for Commercial Truck Drivers

On Jan. 26, 2010, the Department of Transportation issued guidance on 49 CFR Part 390, forbidding texting by drivers of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. This includes vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 lbs. or gross combination weight rating over 10,000 lbs., vehicles designed to transport 16 or more persons (including the driver), or vehicles that require hazardous materials placards regardless of vehicle size. The prohibition is effective immediately and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the department to combat distracted driving. The action is the result of the department's interpretation of standing rules. The latest research continues to show that driver distraction is a major contributor to motor vehicle accidents. Research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's Naturalist Driver Studies show that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

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