Texas’ Oldest Oilfield Trucking Company

Hauling since 1895

safety overview


Leading the Oilfield Trucking Industry in Safety

At W.M. Dewey, safety is at the core of everything we do. Our team is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, cargo, and customers.

W.M. Dewey owns its own fleet, hires and trains the best drivers, and has one of the best safety records in the industry, with the highest US DOT safety rating and numerous safety awards, including the 2013 Grand Trophy for Fleet Safety from the Texas Trucking Association (TXTA).

Company-Owned Fleet

W.M. Dewey’s fleet of  late-model trucks and flatbed trailers are entirely company-owned, enabling us to oversee ongoing and preventative maintenance. Our rigorous standards also help to prevent over-the-road service failures due to breakdowns.

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safety Measurement System

W.M. Dewey’s company-owned fleet undergoes preventative maintenance, as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) maintenance inspections. W.M. Dewey has the highest safety rating as measured by the DOT Safety Management System (SMS), a rank which is determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through an evaluation of violations which fall within seven categories:

  • Unsafe Driving: operation of a vehicle in a careless manner, including speeding, reckless driving, improper lane change, inattention
  • Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance: violations of the regulations pertaining to records of duty status related to HOS requirements and driver fatigue
  • Driver Fitness: operation of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by drivers who are unfit to operate a CMV due to a lack of training, experience, or medical qualifications
  • Controlled Substances and Alcohol: operation of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by drivers who are impaired due to alcohol, illegal drugs, and the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications
  • Vehicle Maintenance: operating an out-of-service vehicle or operating a vehicle with inoperative brakes, lights, and/or other mechanical defects, and failure to make required repairs
  • Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance: failing to mark, label, or placard in accordance with the regulations, and not properly securing a package containing HM
  • Crash Indicator: histories or patterns of high crash involvement, such as frequency and severity

Experienced Drivers

Our proven safety record, and reputation as one of the most safety-conscious oilfield transportation companies within the industry, is a direct result of our employee hiring process. W.M. Dewey enforces rigorous safety requirements related to drivers, only employing drivers with previous trucking experience. Additionally, all potential and current employees are subject to routine alcohol and drug testing. Employees undergo extensive orientation, including classroom seminars and field training, as well as ongoing safety training and quarterly safety meetings, to ensure that they are knowledgeable regarding the industry safety procedures and requirements.

W.M. Dewey employees are also part of an ongoing Safety Bonus Program, which offers rewards and incentives for safe driving, including:

  • Annual Safety Bonus
  • Safety Prizes
  • $50 Gift Card for Clean DOT Inspection
  • Pay Incentive for Clean Trucks

To learn more about our safety program and driver benefits, view our career opportunities.

W.M. Dewey: Safety in Oilfield Pipe Hauling

Safety is an integral party of W.M. Dewey’s company culture. From our employee hiring policies to our company-owned fleet, DOT rating and numerous safety awards, safety is part of everything we do.

Contact us today to learn more about how our proven safety record can benefit you.


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