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Do your part to eliminate the spotted lanternfly

While “spotted lanternfly” may have a harmless sounding name like firefly or lady bug, don’t be fooled. The spotted lanternfly is invasive and a destructive little bug that specializes in terrorizing crops and trees. Originally from southwest Asia, the spotted lanternfly found its way to the state of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since imposed…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Slow and Steady – The Key to Traversing Down Steep Grade

Losing the ability to slow your speed, especially down steep grade, is one of the most unnerving things a driver can experience on the road. It’s one of those ‘“It’ll never happen to me” scenarios, but if your brakes give out, and there is no way to slow down, all you can do is hope…

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Inspections, Safety, Trucking Industry

Prepare for Brake Safety Week

Brake Safety week is here – and takes place from September 15-21. Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FMCSA, conducts a week-long inspection campaign focused on brakes. And for good reason. During its annual Roadcheck event (a 72-hour safety inspection blitz), out-of-adjustment brakes and brake system…

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News, Trucking Industry

Until Further Notice – The Maximum Truck Speed Bill Continues to Hit Delays

A bill that would set a maximum speed limit for commercial trucks by using speed-limiting devices has once again been put on hold. In June, U.S. senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act of 2019 that would require all new and existing commercial trucks…

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Product Update: Mountain Corridor Notifications

We’re excited to announce a new product update to our Drivewyze Safety Notifications service! If you haven’t heard of the Drivewyze Safety Notifications yet, you can learn more about it here. It’s a free add-on service available to for paid Drivewyze PreClear subscribers, that alerts drivers about upcoming high-risk areas on the road. Watch the…

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Inspections, Safety, Truck Drivers

Do it Yourself Truck Scales – There When you Need Them

‘You gotta be kidding me’ is probably the politest response a driver will have if they find out they check in overweight at a weigh station. While the bulk of the trucks that have a “weight problem” are work trucks hauling product like gravel and logs, that doesn’t mean general freight always passes through with…

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News, Safety

Drivewyze Adds New Mountain Corridor Safety Notifications Service

GOLDEN, Colo., August 16, 2019 – Drivewyze, a leader in connected truck solutions and provider of PreClear weigh station bypass service, has added to its Drivewyze Safety Notifications service with the launching of mountain corridor safety alerts. The new service, free to current Drivewyze customers, was announced in conjunction with a Colorado Department of Transportation’s…

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News, Safety, Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry, Trucking Tech

Announcing: Drivewyze Safety Notifications

If you’ve been driving long enough you’ve seen it: A truck that has rolled over on an overpass, or a truck that has struck a low bridge. It happens more than you might think. In 2017, an FMCSA study indicated there were: 14,000 truck rollover crashes, which lead to 170 fatalities over a year’s period…

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News, Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

Canada Unveils its Plan to Implement ELDs

It’s been a long-time coming – commercial motor vehicle operators and bus drivers will soon be required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada. On June 13, 2019, Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau made the mandate official, unveiling the details of the plan. The transition from maintaining a paper logbook in Canada to…

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