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USE OF 3RD PARTY LOGISITCS AND CONTRACT CARRIERS

I am interested in doing a ?yes/no? response benchmark study with the NETS membership regarding their use of Third Party Logistics (3PL) or Contract carriers. I would like to follow-up with some respondents who answer ?yes? for clarification.
– Do you use 3PLs to move your product?
If yes,
– Do you have minimum performance standards 3PLs must adhere to (e.g. driver qualification, vehicle conditions, etc.)?
– Do you collect any performance data (e.g. fuel consumption, distance traveled, crashes, injuries, etc.)
– Do you collect performance data for ALL 3PLs you use?
– Do you have a defined ?Scope? for 3PLs; meaning some 3PLs are ?in-scope? for standards and reporting whereas others are not considered ?in-scope? and therefore exempt from the standards and reporting requirements?
– May I contact you for follow-up clarification?

USE OF 3RD PARTY LOGISITCS AND CONTRACT CARRIERS

Do you use 3PLs to move your product? YES
If yes,
– Do you have minimum performance standards 3PLs must adhere to (e.g. driver qualification, vehicle conditions, etc.)? YES
– Do you collect any performance data (e.g. fuel consumption, distance traveled, crashes, injuries, etc.) YES
– Do you collect performance data for ALL 3PLs you use? NO
– Do you have a defined ?Scope? for 3PLs; meaning some 3PLs are ?in-scope? for standards and reporting whereas others are not considered ?in-scope? and therefore exempt from the standards and reporting requirements? YES
– May I contact you for follow-up clarification? YES

1-800 HOW AM I DRIVING

Ecolab has several divisions in the US that have a ?1-800 How Am I Driving? telephone number prominently displayed at the rear of their company logoed fleet vehicles.

Ecolab would like to receive feedback to the following questions from other NETS members that either currently use or have used a similar program in the recent past:

Have NETS members seen any performance improvements as a result of implementing the ?1-800 How Am I Driving ? program (e.g. driver behavior changes; reduction in vehicle incidents; reduction in violations; etc.)?

When ?1-800 How Am I Driving? calls are received from the public, what process do NETS members use to inform and change the driver behavior? Are the drivers disciplined?

NETS members who had the ?1-800 How Am I Driving ? program but now no longer use the program: Please provide reasons for terminating the program.

DRIVING Policy FOLLOWING A LONG FLIGHT

We do not have policy or employee guidance on that particular topic. We have general training on fatigued driving in our defensive driving courses.

DRIVING Policy FOLLOWING A LONG FLIGHT

I’m including an excerpt from a global guidance document (which we are issuing in 2012) addressing fatigue that relates to the question posed. We don’t have a global policy on this matter; however, standards at the op co may be developed and enforced at the local level.

JET LAGJet lag is a condition that travelers may experience when flying across time zones. Extremely long flights (i.e., international travel) or flights with multiple segments can leave the traveler exhausted upon arrival, and may be a factor in road fatalities. Instead of renting and driving a vehicle, strongly consider taking a shuttle or other form of transportation to your hotel or other destination, or if you are coming home late, arrange for someone to pick you up at the airport or if necessary, stay the night in a hotel. Don’t take unnecessary risks.

DRIVING Policy FOLLOWING A LONG FLIGHT

At Chevron we don’t currently have a Corporate or companywide policy that prohibits driving after a long haul flight. However, several of the operating companies within Chevron have rules or recommendations that do address certain practices when it comes to long haul flights and or driving outside the US. Below is an excerpt from one of the operating companies, and as far as enforcement goes they are just recommendations but if someone was to get in an accident after one of the below events took place it would be hard for them to explain why.
? Avoid driving outside of your home country, if possible.
? Avoid driving a vehicle after an international flight. Arrange to pick up your vehicle at the hotel or on the following day if you must drive.
? Avoid driving on company business after 16 hours of continuous work.
? Avoid driving after an overnight flight.

DRIVING Policy FOLLOWING A LONG FLIGHT

BP requires a journey risk management plan that would include consideration of fatigue following a long flight. There are no strict limitations, but the guidance we provide regarding driving following a flight is as follows:
? If you have been flying ????
? You should not drive yourselffrom the airport unless you can complete the road journey within 16 hours of the time you got up
? This is particularly important when you have
? Flown for 8 hours or more
? Are experiencing the effects of jet lag as a result of crossing 4 or more time zones
? If you cannot reach your destination within 16 hours of the time you got up
? Arrange for someone else to drive youor take a taxi or public transport, or
? Put off your journeyuntil you have had a night’s rest

DRIVING Policy FOLLOWING A LONG FLIGHT

Arrivals between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. are considered late night and for safety reasons staff are allowed to use an approved chauffeured car / sedan service or pre-booked taxi service from the airport to home, hotel or office.

It is part of our global travel policy, so applies to all employees. However, it is not mandatory they use a taxi, sedan is allowed and encouraged.

DRIVING Policy FOLLOWING A LONG FLIGHT

The answer is “no” for both US and International travel. We do provide travel guidance and highly recommend that employees use other forms of transportation following a long flight.

DRIVING Policy FOLLOWING A LONG FLIGHT

Do you have a written, communicated policy which stops employees driving following a long haul flight? If so, is this policy enforced?(Answers with a global and US split would be appreciated).

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Thank you for your interest in NETS’ comprehensive STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® road safety benchmarking program. The benchmark survey is conducted annually and the fee is $1490 per year. However, your NSC membership reduces your cost by 10% to $1340.*

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