Terry Kuehl, T.L. KUEHL
"On March 9th of 2018 T.L. KUEHL went through a compliance review with the FMCSA that resulted in an UNSATISFACTORY rating. I started to review what that actually meant, and I realized that either I had to bring my safety rating back up or close my company.
I started searching the internet to find someone to help me with this as I knew I could not do this by myself. I WAS ABLE TO FIND Shawn Alexander who is with roemer insurance company. I called Shawn and explained to him what had happened and what I need, he agreed to look at the paperwork to see what we could do to solve this problem. After a few days Shawn called me back and he said he could help, we made an appointment to meet at my offic3e later in the week.
When Shawn came to my office and went over the different options that we had and what the cost would be. He took all of my files home with him that day and returned a few weeks later to inspect all of my trucks and give us a report on what we needed to fix to bring them compliant. A week or two later Shawn returned to my office and brought over all of my files back, they were completely different and very professional looking. He put in certain plans and policies that we still adhere to this day. He also brought everything I needed to send off to the FMCSA to request a conditional rating.
I sent everything to the FMCSA and within 2 weeks we were granted a conditional rating which allowed us to run and keep the company moving forward. We continued with the policies that Shawn had put in place and continued in the maintenance schedule that he recommended. Shawn also came to visit me from time to time to make sure everything was as it should be.
In December of 2018 we applied for a satisfactory rating. Because of the policies and procedures that Shawn recommended and we followed, we were granted a SATISFACTORY rating on March 4th of 2019.
So it took us just under a year to get our satisfactory rating back with the help of Shawn Alexander I can tell you that there is no way we would ever have been able to handle all of this on our own, and I really did appreciate the personal service that Shawn provided to us. Every question I had was answered, every time I called if he wasn’t available, he would call back and every concern we had was dealt with in a very timely and professional manner. I will continue to use Shawn to keep me compliant because for me it is worth the money because I can not tell you how much money we lost having to run under an unconditional or a conditional rating. Now that we are back Satisfactory our business is moving forward and doing very well. It is all thanks to Shawn and all of the hard work and knowledge that he brought to the table."
Logan Graber, Boyd Operating, Inc., Washington, Indiana
“I was very skeptical about letting our insurance company send their safety guy down to talk at our summer company picnic. We’ve done that in the past and the drivers were bored and didn’t get anything out of it. Shawn actually patted them on the back in the categories they deserved it in and explained what they needed to do better in.
Shawn was realistic and applied the CSA data in a way that was relevant to the drivers. IT really seemed to make them stop and think about how one individual can affect the whole group. Shawn was able to keep their attention very well. I would highly recommend Shawn to anyone."
“Thank you so much for working with our company to improve our rating. It was done in a timely manner and we are now up to compliance. We greatly appreciate you."
Ken Rushing, Johnstone Supply, Eastern MI and Toledo Group.
"Earlier this year our company expanded from Eastern Michigan into Ohio. Shortly after that happened, we were notified by the DOT that we were required to have an audit of our trucks and records. Of course we were not given much notice before the inspection so the management team agreed that we needed a consultant in this field. In my search I came across a website for S.A. Safety Services, LLC in Indiana and started to review the information, experience and what they offered as a consulting company.
It appeared that this was what we were looking for so I contacted S.A. Safety Services, LLC and talked to Shawn Alexander. Shawn was very knowledgeable and very familiar with DOT Inspections even for a small fleet like ours. I set up a meeting with Shawn and our management team at our location in Orion Michigan the following week. Shawn brought with him a lot of helpful information and guided our team through the process of what we needed to have available and in what order to have our files set up.
Shawn also guided our team when writing work instructions and check sheets. When it came time for our audit we felt like we had been through one already with Shawn’s training. Our team did a great job with the audit because they were trained by an expert in the field. I recommend Shawn Alexander as a very knowledgeable and professional consultant in the trucking industry."
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Shawn Alexander, President of S.A. Safety Services prides himself on his ability to work with clients and make effective plans regarding safety compliance.
Above are a few testimonials about what his clients said about their services.