Safety

Driver Retention, Safety

Rolling Strong Helps Truckers Take the Road to a Healthier Lifestyle

There’s no denying that for a professional driver, the demands of the job can create challenges when it comes to making good decisions regarding food, fitness and sleep. And while there is generally a strong cultural and corporate awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, the tools available simply haven’t been adapted to fit…

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Inspections, Safety

Secrets Behind the Weigh Station [WEBINAR]

You might be surprised at how the modern weigh station works, and the role technology plays in evaluating your trucks. Thermal cameras scan for bad brakes, automated license plate readers run checks against state and federal databases, and behind it all, law enforcement personnel in the station manage these complex systems to improve road safety….

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Safety, Trucking Industry

6 Tips for the Annual CVSA Roadcheck

Before Preparing Your Truck for Summer, Let’s See What Ole’ Man Winter Has Done Note: The following is a two-part series on getting your trucks ready for summer. This first part offers some ideas about what to look for when checking what Ole’ Man Winter has done to your truck. It may be especially relevant…

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Safety

NHTSA Fatality Report Shows More Work to be Done

Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its report on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2016. The report from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System shows some disappointingly large increases in the number of fatalities across the board in all vehicle types including large trucks, passenger cars, light trucks…

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Safety, Trucking Industry

More Cargo Thieves are Getting Caught – Some Red Handed

CargoNet recently reported an 8 percent drop in cargo theft in the United States and Canada in the third quarter with the total loss value dropping nearly 17 percent when compared with the same period a year ago. CargoNet, a national database established by ISO and the National Insurance Crime Bureau, keeps track of cargo…

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How to Survive Spelled in Road

Safety, Trucking Industry

8 Tips to Survive International Roadcheck

As it has occurred every year for the past 29 years, thousands of commercial vehicle inspectors all across the United States and Canada will conduct a blitz of commercial vehicle inspections starting June 6 and continuing through June 8.

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Safety, Trucking Industry, Trucking Tech

Pennsylvania Turnpike Joins Drivewyze Driver Safety Notifications Program

PA Turnpike Comission Adds Notifications as Program Becomes More Widely Available DALLAS, April 27, 2017 – Drivers of trucks equipped with Drivewyze Connected Truck services will begin to receive in-cab safety notifications when approaching 26 curves and ramps on the Pennsylvania Turnpike where advisory speeds are less than the posted speed. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission…

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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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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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