“THE INSIDER” QUARTERLY REPORT
“When the trees their summer splendor
Change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow,
And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year.”
Charlotte L. Riser
What a summer this has been. We had new equipment arrive with the addition of T-20, T-21 and TK-15. This is a sure sign our country’s economy is improving and J&S Transport’s business is growing! We have taken on additional business from Alliance, Drake, Global LLC, One Energy and Energy North. To continue providing the service our customers expect, we also brought on additional drivers: Rollace Beech, Sergio Lemus, Anthony Cartolano and George Braid. Please welcome them to the J&S Transport Team!
J&S Transport has gone to paperless Hours of Service Logs! We can all agree how much easier it is now to keep track of your on-duty hours. It took a little bit of growing pains to implement the system however, is working nicely. Or driver, Dave Harrison went through a Level II Roadside Inspection showing the State Trooper his “E-Logs”. Dave passed the inspection with flying colors ultimately improving our safety score. Our thanks to Dave who demonstrated our program works!
Do you know the “No-Zone?
No-Zones are danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur. Some of those No-Zones are actual blind spots where your car “disappears” from the view of the truck or bus driver. No-Zones are danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur. Some of those No-Zones are actual blind spots where your car “disappears” from the view of the truck or bus driver.
Don’t “hang out” on either side of trucks or buses! They have big blind spots on both sides. If you can’t see the driver’s face in his side view mirror, he/she can’t see you. If that driver needs to change lanes for any reason, you could be in big trouble!
Avoid Tailgating! Unlike cars, trucks and buses have huge No-Zones directly behind them. The truck driver cannot see your car back there and you can’t see what’s going on ahead of the truck or bus. If that vehicle stops suddenly, you have no place to go!
Pass Safely! Do not cut-in front of the commercial motor vehicle too soon after passing.
Trucks and buses need nearly twice the time and room to stop as cars. Look for the whole front of the truck in your rear-view mirror before pulling in front, and then don’t slow down!
BACKING UP NO-ZONE
Pay Closer Attention! Never cross behind a truck that is backing up! Truck drivers do not have a rear-view mirror and may not see you cutting in behind them!
WIDE RIGHT TURN NO-ZONE
Avoid the squeeze play! Truck and bus drivers need to swing wide to the left in order to safely make a turn. They can’t see cars squeezing-in between them and the curb. Watch for their turn indicators giving them the room to turn.
Safe Trick or Treating Tips
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following safety tips:
• Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
• Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
• Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
• Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
• Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others to see you.
• Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove before bedtime.
• Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks when you can.
• Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
• Only walk on sidewalks or the far edge of the road facing traffic.
• Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision and falls.
• Eat only factory wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers
• Enter homes only if you are with a trusted adult & visit well lit houses.
• Never walk near lit candles. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Roasted Cauliflower with Cheddar Cheese Sauce
• 1 large head cauliflower (about 1 pound total)
• 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
• 2 cups whole milk
• 10 ounces Cheddar cheese or similar, grated (about 1 1/4 cup)
• Special equipment:12- by 8-inch baking dish
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°F. Arrange a steamer rack over a large pot of boiling water.
Remove the green outer leaves from the cauliflower, place it on the steamer rack, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool. Once the cauliflower is cool enough to handle, use your hands to gently break the florets from the thick central stalk—try to break the cauliflower into large florets rather than small pieces. Arrange the florets, in one layer, in a 12- by 8-inch baking dish and set aside.
In a large heavy saucepan over moderate heat, melt the butter. Reduce the heat to low, add the flour and salt, and whisk until both are incorporated and the mixture turns golden brown, about 2 minutes. Raise the heat to moderate and add the milk, whisking constantly, until a smooth sauce forms (the sauce should be thick and glossy, but still runny), about 5 minutes. (If the sauce is too thick, gradually whisk in additional milk until the desired consistency is achieved.) Add 1 cup of the grated cheese and whisk until melted, about 1 minute. Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower, making sure to cover all the florets. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and season with pepper, then bake until the cauliflower is golden brown and the cheese sauce is bubbling, about 30 minutes.
Per serving (8 servings)
• Calories259 Carbohydrates9 g (3%)
• Fat20 g (30%) Protein12 g (25%)
• Saturated Fat12 g (61%) Sodium301 mg (13%)
• Polyunsaturated Fat1 g Fiber1 g (5%)
• Monounsaturated Fat5 g Cholesterol59 mg (20%)