It is the first time a transport company has decided on an alcohol barrier that eliminates drunken drivers from work. The logistics giant DSV implemented it in one of its Swedish branches.
At the Jönköping branch, DSV has installed a special barrier for drivers to pass through before they start their journey. Truckers must first undergo a breath alcohol test in order to set off. If the test shows that the driver is under the influence of alcohol, he will not be able to pass through the gate. If further tests also show the presence of alcohol in the organism, authorities will be notified, says the DSV in an official announcement.
“With the introduction of the alcohol barrier we send an important signal not only to the truck drivers but also to other DSV staff, our customers and the general public that we take our responsibility for safety seriously,” says David Möller, Deputy Managing Director of DSV Road AB, Sweden.
The alcohol barrier at Jönköping facility is not only the first one at a DSV facility, but it is also thought to be the first installed at a company in the transport industry. Next in line for installation of an alcohol barrier is DSV’s Landskrona terminal.
Several Swedish ports are also testing a solution similar to the DSV’s barrier for drivers coming in and out.