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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

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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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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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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Inspections, Newsletter, Safety, Truck Drivers, Trucking Etiquette, Trucking Industry

International Roadcheck 2019

Do you have the right look? Roadcheck 2019 is June 4 – 6, be sure to have the look the officers want to see. Tidy and clean is a sign of an organized driver at roadside inspections. Know more of what officers are looking for in part four of Fleetowner.com’s article of Roadcheck International 2019…

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