Safety Overview

Safety Policy
It is the policy of AAA Cooper Transportation® to maintain a safe work environment throughout our system. The primary goal of our program is to prevent accidents, incidents, illnesses, and injuries and to fulfill our moral obligation to protect the general public. By doing so, the employees of the company and the general public will be best served.

Unsafe acts or working conditions create unnecessary hazards to the health and well being of our people, our customers, and to the good name of the company. AAA Cooper Transportation® therefore commits itself and its resources to these ends:

  • Provide safe and healthful working conditions.
  • Maintain all company equipment and facilities in good and safe order.
  • Correct any and all conditions that could lead to an accident or injury.
  • Provide on going safety training to all employees.
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local laws or regulations related to safety.

To these ends, I commit all of the resources of AAA Cooper Transportation®, including the best efforts of all our family members.

Reid Dove
President and CEO

Safety Rating

SATISFACTORY. As a result of our efforts, we consistently maintain a satisfactory safety rating from the U.S. Department of Transportation; their highest ranking. Our commitment to safety assures you of the best possible service.


Safety is a core value at >AAA Cooper Transportation®. Our excellent safety record attests to that fact. Our employees are courteous and well trained. Our equipment is modern and well maintained. Thousands of hours of safety, maintenance, and operational training per year ensure uninterrupted, error-free service. It all starts with a comprehensive orientation program for our employees that addresses the following issues:

  • Turning
  • City driving
  • Following distance
  • Changing lanes
  • Speed management
  • Intersections
  • Stopping on shoulders
  • Driving light or empty loads
  • Controlling fatigue
  • Controlling stress
  • Back injuries
  • History and goals of the company
  • Motor vehicle accident procedure
  • Dock safety
  • Skid control and recovery
  • Entrance and exit ramps
  • Forklift safety and certification
  • Forklift freight handling guidelines
  • Proper freight handling techniques
Ongoing training includes:
  • Professional Driver Course
  • Pick Up and Delivery
  • Loading and Stacking
  • Customer Service
  • OSHA Lockout/Tagout
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Security Awareness
  • Trailer loading
  • Customer Specific Training

Excluded Hazardous Materials

AAA Cooper Transportation® provides transportation services for all classes of hazardous material with the exception of:

  • 1.1,1.2, 1.3, and 1.5 Explosives
  • Nitrocellulose
  • 2.3 Poison Gas Zone A
  • 2.3 Poison Gas Zone B in bulk packaging
  • 6.1 Poison Inhalation Hazard Zone A
  • Radioactive Yellow III materials
  • Shipments requiring a Waste Manifest
  •    Hazardous Materials Lookup

Hazardous Materials training

We are in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations that apply to hazardous materials transportation. This includes training for all employees involved in the transportation process. Training is provided to sales personnel, line haul and P and D drivers, dockworkers, OS'D clerks, billing clerks, Service Center supervision staff, and Service Center management personnel. The training provided meets the training requirements as specified in 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H-Training. This includes:

  • General awareness/familiarization training
  • Function-specific training
  • Safety training
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Modal-specific training
  • Testing on this material

We are also a current member of CHEMTREC.