Safety

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Safety, Trucking Industry

The Safety Benefits of Weigh Station Bypass

The operational benefits of deploying a fleet-wide weigh station bypass service are often apparent: time savings, fuel and operational cost savings, increased fleet efficiency, improved driver satisfaction. The often overlooked safety benefits of a weigh station bypass service are just as impressive: • Improve driver safety • Protect and leverage safety score • Contribute to…

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Manage CSA Score Title Card

Inspections, Safety, Trucking Industry

Fleets Find Ways to Manage CSA Scores Following Removal From Public View

Removal of the CSA percentile scores and relative comparisons last year by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been a double-edged sword. While the removal was welcome news by those who felt that there were flaws in the program’s methodology, carriers still find that some customers require the information. Plus, insurance companies are interested…

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Safety, Trucking Industry

Spot Rates Get Slight Bump During Roadcheck

In early June, just before the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Roadcheck began on June 7, we provided some suggestions on how you can be better prepared. It’s interesting how some trucking fleets and operators responded in a different way to the 72-hour blitz of exams. Some chose to ‘sit out’ Roadcheck by parking their…

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Police in truck rear view

Inspections, Safety, Trucking Industry

Avoiding the Roadside Walk of Shame – Prepare for Brake Safety Week

When you were a teenager, were you ever pulled over by a police officer as your friends drove by? If so, you can probably appreciate how being declared out-of-service by a roadside inspector can sometimes bring up those same discomforting feelings! If you don’t want to relive your high school trauma (complete with the Mario…

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Safety

U.S. Xpress Drivers Find Safety Pays

Well, U.S. Xpress is certainly getting the attention of the trucking industry by its recent announcement to link increases in the base mileage pay of drivers to their safety records. Starting in March, solo drivers for U.S. Xpress with clean records will get a 13 ½ percent increase in their base mileage pay. U.S. Xpress…

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Safety

The Big Picture

It’s worth noting that since the late ‘70s, when deregulation took place in the U.S. trucking industry, the number of deaths involving large trucks dropped from a high of 1,372 in 1979 to 586 in 2013, according to the latest analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute. While the U.S. population…

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