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Differences in Federal and State Driving Records

October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Differences in Federal and State Driving Records
As a driver, you know the importance of operating your truck safely. Understanding the data and reports that impact your safety records can be the biggest challenge to improving your driving. Use the table below to learn about the basics of each safety report and what each measures: *Traffic citations and convictions are public records in most states Read More

Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers

September 28, 2016 Comments Off on Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers
Truck drivers face numerous safety risks while on the road. Drivers behind the wheel of a cargo tanker truck are especially at risk for truck rollovers. Vehicle design, load effects, highway conditions and driver error can all cause a rollover. Watch this video from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to learn how to Read More

How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster

September 27, 2016 Comments Off on How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster
As a driver, you are trained to deal with emergencies on the road. What about a family emergency? Is your family equipped with the tools to navigate through the unexpected while you are away? Make sure your family prepares to deal with emergencies using these tips: Have an emergency fund. Money may not solve all your problems, but it makes Read More

Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking
Today is National Falls Prevention Day and slips, trips and falls have the highest occurrence rate of all workplace safety incidents. This can affect you as a driver. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of all injuries to commercial truck drivers result from slips, trips or falls and often from getting into or Read More

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It makes sense that an entire month would be dedicated to education about cholesterol, because very few people understand what cholesterol is and how it affects health. Professional truck drivers are particularly at risk. According to the 2014 National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury conducted by the Read More

Find Your Next Load With Online Load Board Basics

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Find Your Next Load With Online Load Board Basics
Have you ever wished you could find a truly free online load board? One that actually had loads available? Here’s one to try. The J.B. Hunt online load board allows carriers who are J.B. Hunt carriers to search for one-way and round-trip loads based on their origin and desired destination. Drivers and dispatchers can see Read More

Effect of Fuel Prices on Shipping Costs

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Effect of Fuel Prices on Shipping Costs
The two main driving forces behind the logistics industry are people and fuel. No matter the transportation mode (road, rail, air, etc.), freight remains stationary without capable hands at the wheel and fuel in the tank. Unfortunately, fuel costs are one of the most volatile aspects in the shipping industry; prices change overnight – sometimes Read More

Six On-The-Road Apps for Drivers

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Six On-The-Road Apps for Drivers
It can be difficult to decide which apps to download to your device. Especially for truck drivers, finding the right app can be very helpful to your job. Apps range from those that offer reviews and services of truck stops to radar apps that alert truckers to bad weather along their routes. These apps and all those Read More

How To Avoid Cargo Theft

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on How To Avoid Cargo Theft
The good news regarding cargo theft in 2015, (if there is good news about cargo theft), is the 6% drop in theft volume and 21% drop in the average value per incident according to FreightWatch International. Unfortunately, that’s where the good news stops. At $184,101, the average value per incident of cargo theft still poses a serious risk to carriers, particularly Read More

Building a Company Culture around Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Building a Company Culture around Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)
Implementing a safety culture is a goal of every commercial carrier. At the core of any safety plan should be the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration’s (FCMSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) initiative. Originally rolled out by FCMSA in December 2010, the CSA is the standard for safety practices in the trucking industry. In order Read More