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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, 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, 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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News, Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

Drivewyze Adds Four New Locations for Weigh Station Bypass in Pennsylvania

DALLAS, June 24, 2019 – Drivewyze has continued to expand its industry-leading weigh station bypass service with four new locations in Pennsylvania. The new sites are part of a 12-month pilot program, which will allow data to be gathered to demonstrate the effectiveness of weigh station bypass, while providing bypass opportunities for Drivewyze customers. The…

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News, Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

Thoughts on FMCSA’s ‘Young Driver’ Proposal from Around the Industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sure riled some feathers when it announced a proposal to expand its current three-year pilot program that allows 18-20-year-old drivers with a military CDL to drive interstate. The expansion would allow non-military drivers in the same age group the opportunity to commercially drive interstate. The reaction to this…

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Driver Retention, News, Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

Is the Driver Shortage Real?

Is the Driver Shortage Real? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the driver shortage the trucking industry is facing could all be a myth. Yes, you just read that right. That’s an ‘about face’ from many industry reports saying that the industry is facing a serious driver shortage problem. So, is what we’re reading…

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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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Safety, Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry, Trucking Tech

Living Large on the Road

Live Like a King: Life in a Big Sleeper If you’re wondering what it’s like inside one of those massive, RV-like sleeper units you occasionally pass on the road, they’re exactly what you might imagine. It’s like stepping into a mobile apartment. With most of these specialty sleeper units ranging from 97-180 inches, owners have…

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