Bennett has many Driver Friendly Programs we call “A+ Advantages” designed to support and engage our Owner Operators and Contractors.
Being a “stickler” for something may be perceived as a negative thing, but when it comes to Bennett DriveAway driver Donna Stumme, being a safety stickler could be the difference between life and death. Bennett DriveAway is a division of Bennett that supplies drivers to transport light or heavy duty rolling stock to any point in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a wide range of vehicles for manufacturers, municipalities, dealers and fleets. As one can imagine, anything can happen out on the road, but we have peace of mind knowing we have drivers like Donna taking precautionary safety measures no matter how challenging.
Donna has been driving for 17 years, and three of those have been with Bennett. Her experience also includes HAZMAT driving in the last couple of months. She grew up a farm girl, and now lives in Iowa. Though she is small, at 5 foot and a half, she sure is mighty. Donna was previously in customer service before driving, and views pre-trip inspections as an important part of customer services. She has an outstanding safety record and a reputation for being a stickler with pre-trip inspections.
“What Bennett has taught me has helped me pass inspections.”
Donna has a unique approach to driving and safety: “How I approach safety is that everything can be a liability,” she says. “As a driver, you want to get there a day earlier and work harder, but something as simple as a pre-trip check could not only avoid accidents, but could also keep you out of jail. It makes me feel better when my head hits the pillow. I’ve had officers tell me ‘we need you out here teaching drivers when we conduct road side inspections’.”
Donna credits her success to Bennett. “I appreciate how Bennett continues to educate drivers on DOT expectations,” she says. “They keep us informed on what we need to be aware of out on the road. What Bennett has taught me has helped me pass inspections. Bennett is part of my success.”