Chicago Based Logistic Company Safety is our Priority | Freight Management and Shipping for Commercial

Safety is our #1 priority at TEK Logistics.

Our commercial trucking fleet is made of newer vehicles that are well maintained by our team of in-house mechanics.  We go beyond the commercial trucking companies requirements and require our drivers to routinely inspect their vehicles by performing a 25 point safety check to verify all equipment is good working order prior to departing from every location.  If any faults are found the driver must conduct all necessary repairs before the truck can be placed on the road. The inspections include the engine and all parts necessary to make the truck run. Required inspections also include safety items such as mirrors, lights, brakes, reflectors, and windshields.

SERVICES Commercial Freight Shipping AdobeStock 229022957Our drivers are required (by company policy) to adhere to all local, State and Federal commercial driving laws. Whereas, all drivers of semi-trailers, buses, vehicles that carry hazardous waste, and any vehicle defined as commercial are required to possess a commercial driver’s license. Our commercial drivers need to pass a physical examination and a special test to prove they have the ability to operate these larger vehicles.

Drunk driving and drug policy. For most drivers, if the operator’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or more, there is a presumption that they were driving under the influence. The standard for drivers with a commercial driver’s license is higher. Commercial drivers are presumed intoxicated if their BAC is .04 or higher. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY at TEK Logistics. Deferal Law allows Employers are allowed to conduct random sobriety tests to determine the driver’s condition. Therefore, we randomly test our drivers to ensure compliance.

Hours of operation: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety both "PROPERTY-CARRYING DRIVERS"  & "PASSENGER-CARRYING DRIVERS". Our drivers adhere to the 11-Hour Driving Limit May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.  For 14-Hour Limit May not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period. Drivers who reach these limits must stop driving/working for 10 continuous hours before they can drive again. Our drivers are require to  take a 30-minute break when they have driven for a period of 8 cumulative hours without at least a 30-minute interruption. The break may be satisfied by any non-driving period of 30 consecutive minutes (i.e., on-duty not driving, off-duty, sleeper berth, or any combination of these taken consecutively).

Weight limits. TEK Logistics LTD requires our driver to adhere to all local, State and Federal laws and regulations related to the gross vehicle weight of trucks and vehicle height restrictions. The weight limits are meant to protect the roads, prevent accidents, and protect the cargo from spilling.