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Safety is not a driving habit that happens without careful planning and training. Fleet managers need to establish safety as a core company value and develop a plan to ensure the safest drivers possible. Safety starts long before the driver gets behind the wheel as well. Adhering to rigorous standards during the hiring process provides […]

Most commercial drivers today are well aware that distracted driving can lead to a traffic accident, which can cause higher insurance costs as well as vehicle repair, replacement, bodily injury and even death. But many commercial operators forget the potential of high collateral costs that can be associated with distracted driving, such as fines, penalties […]

Fleet safety is a major concern for motor carriers of all sizes. Whether your business operates one vehicle or 10,000, safety issues affect insurance costs, workplace morale, productivity, and your bottom line. Because of this, it is not surprising that the internet is inundated with articles dedicated to quick tips for improving safety. Unfortunately, reducing […]

Warmer weather means safer driving conditions. Truck drivers will no longer have to concern themselves with wintery driving conditions and making sure their tires are up to the challenge of traversing snow and ice. However, this does not mean tire maintenance is no longer a priority. Salt and winter grime buildup take their toll on […]

How much do fleet executives really know about the daily realities their drivers’ experience? Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) facilitated a panel discussion at its 2016 Fall Symposium. The Symposium was held in Scottsdale, Arizona in November. The panel discussion was led by two long-term leaders in the industry – Danny Smith, representative for Truckload Carriers […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently cited news sources reporting over 1,500 explosions in the past several years caused by Electronic Smoking Devices. These include e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems. Exposure of sensitive, flammable, or combustible materials to these devices can (and has) caused severe injury to large numbers […]

The recent kickoff of the International Roadcheck program started in early June. This year’s theme includes Level 1 tire inspections. If you are an independent carrier, you may be wondering what states conduct the most stringent inspections and if you and your vehicle are at risk of receive a maintenance violation. Looking at last year’s […]

Commercial vehicle safety and enforcement issues often deal with fatigue measurement and management. One company is developing a new system that may revolutionize traditional measures for analyzing and combating driver fatigue. The new software would be installed on a smartphone or tablet. Drivers would take a psychomotor vigilance task test throughout the day. The results […]

Summer is a time of warm weather, family get togethers and vacations. It is also a time of holidays, with Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends offering everyone time off from work. Not everyone takes time off during these holidays, however, including thieves. Cargo theft firms have announced that theft is on […]

Winter creates challenging conditions for transportation professionals in many parts of the country. Whether facing snowdrifts, torrentials rains, ice patches, or even just shortened days, the likelihood of an accident increases. Fleet safety should always be a high priority, but this is especially true in winter. There are a number of steps your team can […]