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Permian Road Safety Luncheon Series returning to Carlsbad on May 16

Permian Road Safety Luncheon Series returning to Carlsbad on May 16

The Permian Road Safety Coalition (PRSC) will hold its second Road Safety Luncheon Series of the year at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center in Carlsbad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16.

PRSC Road Safety Luncheons are always free to attend and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Prior registration is strongly encouraged and can be done here.

The Midland-based PRSC leads a collaborative effort with oil and natural gas operators, oil field service and transportation companies, non-governmental and governmental organizations to improve road safety and reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths in the Permian Basin. Learn more about the organization here.

The PRSC’s May 16 Luncheon will feature guest presenters who will share ongoing efforts at increasing safety on local roads.

Atlas Energy, for example, will announce the company’s new “Dune Express Conveyor System,” a project will increase road safety by reducing the number of daily truckloads of sand in the Permian.

Bobby St. John of SIMCO will discuss his company’s transportation services in support of the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Southeast New Mexico.

Michael Smelker, assistant district engineer for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, will update attendees about ongoing and upcoming road infrastructure improvements across Southeast New Mexico. Understanding road construction schedules is a very important topic for PRSC-supporting companies.

And Tony Garcia, DOT compliance manager for ProPetro Services, Inc., will deliver an important and timely presentation, “Enhancing Driver Qualifications.” He will cover CDL issues, pre-employment screening, and the importance of daily driver monitoring among other topics. Garcia is also a recipient of a 2022 PRSC Road Safety Champion Award, which recognized his work in developing an award-winning safety culture at ProPetro Services.

Prior to the luncheon and beginning at 10 a.m. MDT, the New Mexico State Police will conduct a mock commercial vehicle inspection. NMSP Commercial Inspection Division members will demonstrate to drivers and other observers the most common issues identified during regular patrol inspections of commercial fleets driving the roads of Southeast New Mexico.

Learn more about the PRSC at its website here, and follow its Facebook page for updates.