Major Truck Recalls Over the Last 2 Months

Andrew, Author at Interstate

Major Truck Recalls Over the Last 2 Months

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued several commercial vehicle recalls over the past two months after receiving safety reports from manufacturers. The affected vehicles may experience steering failure due to missing parts or mechanical failures. Missing Parts Causing Steering Failure R.H. Sheppard, a Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems subsidiary, filed a safety recall report

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What Are the 4 Vehicle Categories that Require a CDL to Operate?

Many people erroneously assume that the only people who need commercial driver licenses (CDLs) are those who drive large buses or tractor-trailers. Businesses need to familiarize themselves with the nuances of CDL requirements to avoid costly fines. Frequently, the weight of the vehicle dictates whether the driver needs a CDL. However, several other vehicle categories

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5 COVID Trends Influencing Fleet Services in 2022

Some of COVID’s effects on trucking are obvious, such as quarantining, masking, and social distancing. However, emerging trends highlight the unanticipated changes affecting how fleets operate. The following are several ways COVID continues to alter fleet services: Vehicle shortages. Supply chain shortages are making it difficult for fleets to replace vehicles. Microchip shortages are at

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4 Strategies to Prevent Fleet Fuel Theft

As diesel prices remain high, the elevated risk of fuel theft persists. Fuel is one of the largest operating costs for fleets, and trucking companies can’t afford to lose money to stolen diesel. Fuel theft can take several forms. Thieves may target unattended commercial vehicles, or employees may make unauthorized fuel purchases for personal use.

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6 Persistent Safety Trends That Increase Trucking Risks

The pandemic had an initial stalling effect on truck fatalities from 2019 to 2020. Fewer people were driving, and many remained indoors due to shelter-in-place requirements. However, as the pandemic drudged on, e-commerce activity increased exponentially. Truck drivers had to keep up with customer expectations and deliver emergency relief supplies while adhering to their hours

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3 CDLs That Require Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)

The FMCSA completed the last step of its initiative to implement new training standards for entry-level truck drivers seeking a CDL. FMCSA designed the Training Provider Registry to improve roadway safety, an online database of registered instructors that meet federal training requirements. The database also includes a compilation of all entry-level truck drivers who have

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How to Calculate Trucking Telematics ROI

Trucking companies can use telematics to improve several areas of fleet management. Telematics can help reduce fuel costs, lower insurance rates, improve safety, and manage maintenance proactively. Trucking companies need to document their returns to understand what they’re getting out of their investment. The following are several steps to understanding the true value of telematics

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What Truckers Need to Know About New Distracted Driving Laws

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of collisions in the trucking industry. Most people think of distracted driving as talking on the phone, texting, eating, and drinking. While these qualify as distractions, other seemingly benign behaviors can divert a truck driver’s attention from the road. Using a GPS, chatting with passengers, adjusting

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How to Protect Your Fleet from New COVID Trends

The pandemic changed how trucking companies conduct business. Some of these changes are obvious, such as wearing masks, social distancing, and enhanced cleaning protocols. However, COVID has influenced the trucking industry in several unanticipated ways. Here are the COVID-driven trends affecting fleet operations: Vehicle Shortages and Increased Repair Costs All industries are feeling the sting

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What Fleets Need to Know About CVSA’s 2022 International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts a 72-hour commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspection every year. The goal is to inspect vehicles, enforce regulatory compliance, and educate commercial drivers about driver and vehicle safety. The International Roadcheck is the largest program of its kind. Enforcement officials inspected over 40,000 CMVs during the 2021 roadcheck. CVSA

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