Motor Carriers and the COVID Vaccine Mandate

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Motor Carriers and the COVID Vaccine Mandate

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated guidelines regarding President Biden’s COVID-19 mandate for businesses. The directive requires all private sector businesses with 100 employees or more to establish vaccination requirements by January 4, 2022 or require weekly COVID testing for unvaccinated employees. OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) provides details on how companies

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FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Exemptions in the Wake of Delta

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced an extension of the COVID-19 emergency exemptions for truck drivers in light of the Delta variant. FMCSA first issued the exemptions in March of 2020 following the declaration of the pandemic as a national emergency. The exemptions underwent several edits and modifications to keep pace with the shifting

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Post-COVID Trucking Maintenance Trends Affecting Your Fleet

The trucking industry experienced a notable decrease in maintenance costs during 2020. COVID forced many people to work from home and side-lined most fleets that didn’t qualify as essential in the early months of the pandemic. As COVID restrictions ease and the economy recovers, trucking companies need to be aware of the following maintenance trends:

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5 Data Trends Transforming Trucking Fleets

Connected fleets, intelligent fleets, and data-driven fleets are buzzwords that underscore the transformative effect of technology on the modern trucking industry. Fleets have been able to harness data to improve safety, efficiency, and more. With connected vehicles and burgeoning technology, the trucking industry is poised to make an evolutionary leap. The following are some of

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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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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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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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