FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Pat Donovan

May 24, 2013 -  By

Accidents are no accident. That’s according to Pat Donovan of Risk Prevention Consultants. As both a seasoned landscape contractor and retired New York/New Jersey Port Authority police officer, Donovan understands both sides of “the ticket” when it comes to safety violations for trucks and trailers as well as personal protection equipment (PPE).

One thing he’s learned and one of his many insights last night was that it’s better to be safe than sorry. According to Donovan, if you properly maintain your trucks and equipment and your employees present a professional image along with proper maintenance documentation, you will greatly reduce your chances of receiving a moving violation.

However, if you’re driving with four guys in a three-seater or have residential plates on a commercial vehicle, then you better watch out. Add a bad attitude and it’s a one-way trip to the impound lot for you.

Show: Do You Know Why I Pulled You Over?
Guest: Pat Donovan, Risk Prevention Consultants, Edison, N.J.
Date: May 22, 2013

Editor’s note: As part of a partnership between Landscape Management and FD2B Talk Radio, we post an “Insight of the Night” every Thursday from the previous night’s radio show. FD2B Talk Radio is a Green Industry radio show that broadcasts live every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern. Its host and founder is LM columnist Jody Shilan, who’s also the editor and founder of     

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Jody Shilan is a landscape design/build sales consultant, editor of and former executive director of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association. Reach him at 201-783-2844 or

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