6 Topics to Include in Your Next Driver Safety Meeting

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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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What Fleets Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation

Many within the trucking industry have advocated for commercial drivers to be among the first groups to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The CDC worked with the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) to establish several vaccination phases. The two organizations determined the vaccination groups by balancing the loss of life and preserving societal functions. The CDC

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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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Top 3 Dangers of Low-Tech Tire Maintenance

            Major temperature changes wreak havoc on tires. For every 10 degrees the temperature drops, there’s a correlating decrease of 2-3 psi in truck tires. Improperly inflated tires can reduce fuel efficiency, affect truck performance, or even lead to a costly and dangerous blowout. Preventing expensive inefficiencies and accidents due

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Trucking Regulations and Inspections

              The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued several exemptions as part of its emergency declaration in response to COVID-19. Many of those exemptions received several extensions well beyond their original expiration date because of COVID-19’s continuing status as a national emergency. However, not every exemption remained in

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FMCSA Expands Coronavirus HOS Exemptions

On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expanded existing exemptions to further aid emergency relief efforts as the nation grapples with supply shortages. Fleets and commercial vehicles providing direct assistance in emergency relief support efforts benefit from the expanded exemptions. Examples of emergency relief support include: Delivering medical tools and supplies to

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FMCSA Issues National Emergency Declaration for HOS Relief

The DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a national emergency declaration to provide HOS relief (hours-of-service regulatory relief) to commercial vehicle drivers who are transporting emergency relief in response to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). FMCSA’s declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting

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