safety

Winter Weather Driving: Preparing for the Unexpected

October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Winter Weather Driving: Preparing for the Unexpected
Winter is coming.  It’s not a teaser for the next season of Game of Thrones – temperatures are dropping and, sooner or later, the unpredictability of winter weather will be felt across the U.S. While the severity of the seasonal weather may vary depending on your location, awareness of proper winter safety protocol may help prevent accidents Read More

Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin

June 20, 2017 Comments Off on Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin
When the sun starts peeking through your side windows as you’re driving down the road, do you ever consider the dangers of that sunlight? It may seem strange – there’s a thick pane of glass between yourself and the sun…not to mention nearly 93 million miles between the Earth and the sun. Regardless, our skin is sensitive to the Read More

Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key
This year, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts unseasonably high summer temperatures throughout the United States. Extreme heat can put vehicles at risk of experiencing breakdowns, tire issues, and mechanical failures – especially if the vehicle is not properly maintained. In fact, AAA expects to assist 7 million American drivers this summer. In a recent survey, AAA found that 4 out of 10 Americans are Read More

Ring in the New Year Safely with these Driving and Parking Tips

December 28, 2016 Comments Off on Ring in the New Year Safely with these Driving and Parking Tips
The ringing in of a new year is a time for celebration. It represents a clean slate in many cases. People make resolutions and vow to make changes for the better starting on January 1st. Not surprisingly, December 31st is typically a “last hurrah” of sorts, as the general public prepares to say goodbye to past behaviors. Read More

7 Steps to Creating Driver-friendly Shipping and Receiving Locations

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HOS (hours of service) regulations limit drivers to 14 hours of on-duty time each day. Most drivers try to spend as much of that time as possible on the road with a loaded trailer. However, a driver’s service hours include time spent at a shipper or receiver facility processing paperwork or waiting to be loaded or unloaded. Shippers and receivers can do Read More

National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List
Every two years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) creates a list that represents its top ten priorities for the next two years. Designed to draw awareness and create support for the board’s most-needed changes to transportation safety, the Most Wanted List is a great starting point for understanding improvements that may be implemented in the Read More

Staying Safe in a Storm: How to React When You’re On the Road

December 6, 2016 Comments Off on Staying Safe in a Storm: How to React When You’re On the Road
Carriers experience all types of weather on the road, including dangerous storms. An important reminder: The driver is the most important cargo 100% of the time. If caught in a storm, park in a safe, legal location and wait it out until it’s safe to get back on the road. Never stop in traffic or Read More

Getting Tires in Top Shape for Winter Weather Trucking

December 5, 2016 Comments Off on Getting Tires in Top Shape for Winter Weather Trucking
As winter approaches, it’s essential to inspect truck and trailer tires to make sure they’re in good shape. Not only can properly maintained tires help keep drivers and other commuters safe on the road, but a blowout or flat in winter weather puts drivers at risk for extended delays and time outside in harsh, cold Read More

16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation

November 22, 2016 Comments Off on 16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation
Everyone has heard the phrase “That’s a red flag.” It usually means one thing: Avoid at all costs! Red flags in the trucking industry include sixteen CSA violations. While all violations should be avoided, these severe violations each carry a full 10 points assigned to the offending driver’s personal commercial driving record and the related carrier’s SMS data. Current Read More

Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations
Maintaining safe tires is integral to your safety and the safety of others on the road. Throughout the year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) performs roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Drivers and freight carrier companies must stay up to date on CSA regulations so vehicles pass inspections and keep moving. Below is a summary of the CSA regulations your truck Read More