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Inspections, Safety, Trucking Industry

The State of CSA Safety Score Reporting

For the last few years, the FMCSA has been studying a possible change in the way they measure motor carrier safety by developing and evaluating a new model based on the Item Response Theory (IRT). The idea is an IRT-backed scoring system would be a significant upgrade compared to the current CSA safety measurement system…

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Safety, Trucking Industry, Uncategorised

Operation Safe Driver Week Results: Speeding Remains Top Driver Violation

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently revealed the results of this past summer’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Back in April, the CVSA announced speeding would be the main focus of this years’ event, but even with the heads up, speeding remained the top violation. Let’s take a look at the numbers. Over the course…

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Safety, Trucking Industry

Speed Limiters: How to Minimize the Possible Impacts of a Mandate

By Sara Steele, Drivewyze Product Manager & Director, Compliance     The jury is still out on whether legislation requiring commercial vehicles to be equipped with and use speed limiting technology will become a reality.   It’s been talked about for years, but if recent developments are any indication, popularity for such a mandate appears to be growing among legislators. Earlier this year, The Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act was introduced in the U.S….

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Safety

Spotlight on Speed: How to Reduce Speeding Incidents & Enhance Your Fleet’s Safety

In their announcement for the 2021 Operation Safe Driver week, the CVSA reported last year saw an uptick in the number of traffic fatalities with an increase of 24% compared to the previous year despite the number of miles driven dropping by 13%. And driver-related behavior is now responsible for roughly 87% of all fatalities…

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Events & Promotions, Inspections, Safety, Trucking Industry

Former CVSA President, Mark Savage Shares His Insights on CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week

As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver Week approaches, it’s time to think driver safety. To provide some insight about what this event, and the CVSA is all about, plus what to expect on the road during the safety event, we caught up with Mark Savage, former CVSA president. Mark most recently served as a CVSA board member up until his retirement from a 26-year…

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Safety, Uncategorised

Hurricane Season is Here: Don’t Be Caught Off Guard  

If you’ve been in the industry long enough, odds are at some point, your operations have been disrupted by challenges created by hurricanes or other natural disasters.   Like clockwork, between June and November, it isn’t a matter of if a hurricane will make landfall somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico or East Coast, rather when/where and what the severity of the storm will be. As ocean temperatures rise throughout the summer, hurricane…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Tips for the Winter Driving Season

It’s everyone’s least favorite driving season…winter. No one enjoys getting out of the warm confines of their cab to chain up during snowy conditions. Or, the delays winter driving conditions can cause. But, it’s part of the business most drivers have to deal with. Last year, we offered up some tips on what drivers can do to stay safe out on the road during…

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Safety, Trucking Tech

Drivewyze Safety+: Proactive Driver Alerts Welcome in a New Era in Safety

In a world where technology is ever changing, Drivewyze is making the job of driving a little bit easier, a little bit safer, and a little less stressful.  And it’s giving fleet and safety managers vital information to help drivers on all fronts.  It’s called Drivewyze Safety+ — the industry’s first proactive driver safety management platform. Unlike dash cams and telematics–based safety systems, which report on driver behavior after the fact, Drivewyze Safety+ helps prevent the…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Truck Stops: Tips to Safeguard “Your” Home-Away from Home

For as long as trucks have been on the road, truck stops have been around to serve truckers and keep freight moving. They truly are the melting pot of the road, as drivers from all walks of life come in for fuel, a meal or to load up on essential goods. And of course, many…

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