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Safety, Trucking Industry

Increasing Insurance Rates Continues to be a Top Concern for Fleets

Nobody likes paying for insurance. It’s something you pay a good chunk of money for, only to hope you never have to claim anything. It’s a never-ending cycle. And if you do claim something on your policy, you might be paying a higher premium the next time you renew your policy. So, when your insurance…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Low bridges claim plenty of victims

Got an extra $7.4 million? That’s what a jury awarded Ronnie and Sandra Claxton after a flatbed hauler, carrying an oversize load, hit a low bridge sending metal debris through the windshield of the Claxton’s car. Collisions involving low bridges are more common than one may think. Do a quick Google search, and you’ll find…

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News, Safety, Trucking Industry, Uncategorised

COVID-19 Update: As States Open / Close Rest Areas, Drivewyze Expands Rest Area Notifications To Meet Need

DALLAS, April 16, 2020 – While the evolving COVID-19 impact on state’s rest area operations has created confusion over which sites remain open for truckers, the need for drivers to find safe parking hasn’t subsided. “Not knowing where drivers will find available parking at the end of each day continues to be a challenge and…

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News, Safety, Truck Drivers

Drivewyze Adds Ohio Rest Area Notifications

Working in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Drivewyze team has begun adding temporary open / closed Rest Area Notifications to the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, to help drivers plan ahead and find safe places to park during the COVID-19 crisis. This follows the addition of similar notifications for Pennsylvania and Florida rest areas. Finding safe places to park within mandated Hours of Service rules is a daily…

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News, Safety, Truck Drivers

Drivewyze Adds Florida Rest Area Notifications

Working in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Drivewyze team has added temporary open/closed Rest Area notifications to the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, to help drivers plan ahead and find safe places to park during the COVID-19 crisis. This follows the addition of similar notifications for Pennsylvania rest areas, which were added the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service last week. Finding safe…

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News, Safety

Stay Compliant with Chain Laws this Winter Season

Now that winter is in full swing, truckers all across North America are faced with the inevitable truth, chain up season is here. With winter storms becoming more widespread throughout the states, let’s take a look at the chain laws in the U.S. that are beyond “when chains are required, put them on.”   California…

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News, Safety

Canadian Chain Laws

Contrary to chain laws in some states, most Canadian provinces have “easy-going” policies when it comes to regulating the use of tire chains. Most provinces encourage the use of chains in tough driving conditions, although they typically aren’t required. There are a few exceptions, so take a look at how chains are regulated throughout the…

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News, Safety

The New FMCSA Clearinghouse is Right Around the Corner: Are you Ready?

It’s been a long time coming, but the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) new Clearinghouse will go into effect starting January 6. In case you need a refresh about what this Clearinghouse is all about, here’s what it means. The purpose of the new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is to…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

CVSA Hands Out Plenty of Speeding Citations During Operation Safe Driver Week

With millions more passenger vehicles on the roadways than commercial vehicles, it’s no surprise that passenger-vehicle drivers accounted for far more citations during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Operation Safe Driver Week this past summer. Still, when you take a look at the stats, it’s pretty interesting how skewed the numbers are. Of the more…

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