Case Study: Hero Logistics
Salvo™ Loading Bay Safety
Hero Logistics creates a safe, secure, and worry-free loading bay environment with Salvo
Hero Logistics started in 2006 at the Toyota plant in San Antonio, Texas, USA as a freight shipping and trucking company. Since then, Hero Logistics has expanded into warehousing and now operates out of numerous facilities across the United States.
Challenge: Hero Logistics were looking to eliminate the risk of unscheduled drive-aways at the loading bay with a cost effective, safe, and semi-permanent solution that met their facility’s needs.
Solution: Working with Salvo, Hero Logistics implemented a safety solution that safeguard against
unscheduled drive-aways at their loading bay and kept personnel safe while meeting facility requirements.
Results: Hero Logistics created a safe working
g environment at the loading bay for facility personal and eliminated the risk of human error at the loading bay.
“Most places have something in place to safeguard against
unscheduled drive-aways, but the Salvo Loading
Bay Safety System is the best solution I have
seen in action.”
Manager, Hero Logistics
Laredo, Texas, USA
How a loading bay safety system created a safe, secure, and worry-free loading bay environment
In May 2014, Pierre Balson, at the time in the role of US Salvo Sales Manager, received a phone call from Hero Logistics. They were just beginning the search for a loading bay safety system to implement at their San Antonio, Texas location.
Hero Logistics were looking for a loading bay safety system that met the unique needs of their facility. They were on the search for a cost-effective solution that safeguard against unscheduled drive-aways from their loading bays, while still allowing for the warehouse doors to be open during Texas’s hot summer days. In addition, Hero Logistics leased their warehouse at the time and needed a loading bay safety solution that was semi-permanent and could be moved with them if they were to move locations.
Pierre recalled, “After Hero Logistics told me about the challenges they were facing at the loading bay, I knew the Salvo Loading Bay Safety System was the perfect fit. It met all of the needs Hero Logistics was looking to meet at their facility – low cost, safe, semi-permanent and could allow for the loading bay doors to remain open while still protecting employees from the fall from height risk.”
Following a site visit to the facility, Hero Logistics placed their first order for the Salvo Loading Bay Safety System. After a few months of using the system, Pierre received word that Hero Logistics was very pleased with the solution and that the system’s success would be shared with other sites within the region. The solution was keeping Hero Logistics personnel safe and eliminating unscheduled drive-aways at the loading bay.
Today, the Salvo Loading Bay Safety System is installed at several Hero Logistics locations, including the facility in Laredo, Texas.
When Ron Ford joined the Laredo, Texas location of Hero Logistics in the role of Manager, loading bay safety fell into his list of responsibilities. Ron was pleased to see that Hero Logistics prioritised safety and that a loading bay safety system was already installed at the 10 bays he was now responsible for.
“The thing I like the most about the Salvo Loading Bay Safety System is that we do not have to worry about a trailer or truck taking off early,” says Ron. “Knowing the trailers air brakes are locked out before the door can be used is a great comfort.”
With years of experience and seeing his fair share of near misses at the loading bays in previous roles, Ron understands the importance of safety and the dangers of the loading bay environment.
Ron stated, “Most places have something in place to safeguard against unscheduled drive-aways, but the Salvo Loading Bay Safety System is the best solution I have seen in action.”
Together, Hero Logistics and Salvo Loading Bay Safety Solutions have created a safe, secure, and worry-free loading bay environment that has eliminated unscheduled drive-aways and the risk of human error at the loading bay.
For more information about Salvo Loading Bay Safety Systems, contact us at [email protected].