8 Things Your Fleet Needs to Know About Operation Safe Driver Week

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8 Things Your Fleet Needs to Know About Operation Safe Driver Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week from July 11-17, 2021. The one-week enforcement and educational event is part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver program, and this year’s event will focus on speeding. The event highlights unsafe driving behaviors in an attempt to reduce the number of highway

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3 Critical Facts About Fatal Work Zone Crashes Involving Large Trucks

The Bureau of Labor Statistics examined safety trends across all industries and identified trucking and construction among the most dangerous. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also noted troubling trends when these two industries occupy the same space. Work zones are particularly dangerous for drivers and construction workers alike. The FMCSA is urging drivers

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2021 Safety Trends for Fleets

The top priorities for most fleets are driver safety and containing costs. The pandemic has caused some tactical shifts in executing these priorities, as follows: Contactless driver training. Fleets had to pivot regarding safety training as social distancing became the norm. It’s no longer possible to gather dozens of drivers for in-person safety training. Fleets

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5 Things Your Fleet Needs to Know About Canada’s ArriveCAN App

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Canadian government released a mandate requiring all drivers to use their ArriveCAN app before entering the country. This order includes commercial truck drivers, so fleets making cross-border deliveries need to familiarize themselves with the new entry processes. The Canadian Trucking Association (CTA) put together several training packages to

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Truckers Can Help End Human Trafficking

Most professional truck drivers obey the law and have a code of ethics. But it’s important not to overlook the darker side of the transportation industry. Slavery and human trafficking continue to exist. There are over 40 million slaves today across the globe. The number of victims in the US alone is estimated in the

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6 Topics to Include in Your Next Driver Safety Meeting

Your drivers know they have to monitor numerous risk factors while on the road, from other motorists and unexpected roadwork to inclement weather and beyond. Even seasoned drivers can find themselves in sticky situations, which is why all commercial drivers can benefit from safety training. Fleets should focus safety meetings on the most pressing safety

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5 Ways Fleets Can Make the Most of Telematics During COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the trucking industry to pivot and respond quickly to several challenges. Getting drivers back on the road and keeping them safe and healthy during the pandemic became top priorities, and many fleets turned to telematics data to help. Fleets can use their telematics solutions to combat COVID-19 difficulties in the following ways:

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How COVID-19 Amplifies Risk for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers have played a critical role in helping the world survive the pandemic. With drivers delivering emergency response supplies, many experienced an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. Fleets have implemented new sanitation protocols to keep their drivers healthy, but COVID-19 has far-reaching effects on roadway safety. With many people still working from home,

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December 2020: Driver Shortages, Fuel Cells, FMCSA Proposal, CDL Extensions End

Every month in 2020 has brought the transportation industry significant change and December seems determined to end the year in that spirit. Driver shortages continue as we enter 2021, with ongoing demand but a significantly reduced workforce. Several factors contribute to this, from traditional issues of job conditions to more recent challenges due to the

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