First Move Forward Policy
BA Work Truck

In an effort to eliminate or reduce backing accidents, we have implemented a First Move Forward Policy company-wide. Through this policy BA Blacktop seeks to reduce the losses that occur from motor vehicle and equipment backing accidents, including employee injuries, lost work and restricted days, equipment damage, loss of good will, lawsuits and insurance costs. The First Move Forward Policy states that whenever a company vehicle is parked, it should be parked in a manner that upon re-starting the vehicle, "Drive" is the first gear used, not "Reverse". In the event backing is unavoidable, employees are required to use a spotter while backing, especially when towing a trailer.