safety

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

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

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

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

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Building a 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

Commercial Passenger Seatbelt Law Takes Effect August 8

August 2, 2016 Comments Off on Commercial Passenger Seatbelt Law Takes Effect August 8
On August 8, a new law will go into effect requiring passengers in commercial trucks to wear seat belts. Previously, only the driver was required to wear a seatbelt. This change comes after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics revealed that 37 unbuckled passengers in commercial trucks died in crashes in 2014. One-third were ejected from the truck Read More