safety

The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers

November 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers
Beginning December 18, 2017, most U.S. motor carriers will be required to comply with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. While the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance won’t begin placing trucks out of service for violating the regulation until after April 1, 2018, compliance with the regulation is still important for the safety of the motoring public. Read More

Cargo Theft Prevention: How to Prepare

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Cargo Theft Prevention: How to Prepare
The good news regarding cargo theft in 2016, (if there is good news about cargo theft), is the 7.7% drop in the number of reported cases compared to 2015. However, the value of these thefts rose 13.3% since 2015, according to CargoNet. At an average cost of $207,000 per incident in 2016, cargo theft poses a serious risk to carriers, particularly Read More

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