Commitment to Safety

Safety is the number one priority of Samuel J. Lansberry Inc.  No activity is more important.  Our culture of safety begins with our President and permeates the entire organization.  The sections below describe each component of our culture of safety.



Our culture of safety begins by hiring only the best drivers available.  In reviewing applications for potential driver hires, we request a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for three years.  This advises us of any accidents, suspensions, speeding violations or any other citation or violation that would disqualify the driver.  Examples of prohibited activity include:

  • DUI within last 5 years;
  • any license suspension in the last 5 years;
  • 2 moving violations in the last three years; and
  • 2 chargeable accidents

We do criminal background checks on each and every employee and also use the PSP system (Pre-employment Screening System) that gives us a clear history of an applicant’s roadside vehicle inspections.



Lansberry Trucking ensures that the safest people are operating our equipment.  As a result, we have a state of the art, dedicated training facility that seats up to 15 drivers for our training programs.  Training programs currently conducted include:

  • Mine Safety and Health Administration Training – This training is provided to our triaxle and end-dump drivers and covers all aspects of mine safety.
  • PEC Safeland Training – This training is provided to all our frac sand drivers and covers all aspects of well-site safety.  Training is provided by an in-house PEC Safeland Trainer.  Over 90% of our drivers are certified in this training.
  • Hazardous Materials Training – This training is provided to all HAZMAT drivers annually in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.
  • Smith System Driver Improvement Course – This training is provided to all new drivers within six months of employment.  This training involves both classroom and field (driving) training and trains drivers how to be more aware, use less fuel, save brakes and be more relaxed behind the wheel.  Training is provided by an in house Smith System Trainer.  Currently, 43% of our drivers have been trained with this course.  It is our intent to have 100% trained in this course in the near future.
  • Fall Safety Protection Training – This training is conducted annually and is given to our pneumatic tank drivers that are required to be on top of their trailers.
  • Respirator Fit/Use Training – This training is conducted as required to train drivers on the proper fit and use of respirators.
  • Other Training – Any specific driver training required by a customer (Shell, etc.) that is required by a drilling company is done.

We also provide training to our mechanics.  Recently, we welcomed a Pennsylvania State Trooper and D.O.T. Roadside Inspection Officer to perform a Mock D.O.T. Roadside Inspection for our mechanics.  This highly informative meeting provided our mechanics with valuable insight into the D.O.T. roadside inspection process.



Lansberry Trucking has a minimum of four safety meetings a year.  Pertinent topics are always chosen, such as what to do in case of an accident, pre- and post-trip inspections, changes in D.O.T. rules as well as the proper storing and use of a fire extinguisher.

Lansberry Trucking has an annual safety breakfast for the drivers.  Invited guest speakers cover topics important to our drivers including CSA regulations, FMCSA regulations, driver health and wellness and driver retirement planning.  Safety awards are distributed to drivers that meet or exceed our stringent safety requirements.  In addition, drivers receive awards for accident-free miles.


The Driver of the Year Award started in 2010.  Through an objective process that maintains strict requirements including, zero moving violations, zero log book violations and attendance we arrive at the winner of the award.  Drivers who meet these strict standards qualify for a safety award.  The highest scoring driver among these receives the Driver of the Year.

Safety Meeting 6-15-13 101Samuel J. Lansberry - Owner

Robert Perks – Driver of the Year 2012






Samuel J. Lansberry – Owner

Joe Mann – Driver of the Year 2011









Louis Radzyminiski – Safety Director

Joe Mann – Driver of the Year 2011








Adam Lansberry – Operations Manager

Terry Crissman – Driver of the Year 2010

Samuel J. Lansberry – Owner










Lansberry Trucking, in conjunction with Woodland Equipment and Supply and Armstrong Terminal Inc. formed an Employee Safety Committee three years ago.  It follows guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  The committee meets monthly and discusses all aspects of safety throughout the organization.  Such topics may include garage clutter, fall protection, respirator use and worker’s compensation issues.  In addition, employees are encouraged to observe on-site conditions and bring any area of concern to the committee’s attention.  Situations are investigated and solutions are developed to reduce or eliminate the safety hazard.  This committee works for the safety of all employees.  The committee must complete an annual safety meeting to be renewed by the state.

Safety is our top priority and our culture of safety helps us achieve our goal to have the safest drivers and equipment on the road.  We realize our customers have many choices and we hope our safety initiatives make Lansberry Trucking our customer’s first choice for dry-bulk transportation.