5 Dangers Distracted Truck Drivers Pose for Fleets

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5 Dangers Distracted Truck Drivers Pose for Fleets

Distracted driving is a problem for all fleets. Trucking companies have to remain vigilant for risky drivers, conduct regular safety training, and ensure their managers have the tools they need to enforce distracted driving policies. Technology helps to curb the effects of distracted driving, but lane keeping and automatic emergency braking are Band-Aids to a

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How to Defend Your Fleet Against Staged Accidents

Staged accidents are one of many ways fraudsters try to scam fleets and their insurance companies. These individuals manipulate vehicles to ensure an accident happens and then file fraudulent insurance claims or lawsuits. Commercial vehicles are prime targets as they can produce a lucrative payout. Fraudsters running this kind of scam use a variety of

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6 Truck Driver Assistance Technologies That Save Lives

              Many newer model trucks come equipped with certain driver assistance technology, such as lane departure warnings. The goal of these systems is to reduce accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the road. Given that human error causes many crashes, driver assistance technology helps address this issue. Lane departure warnings.

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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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CVSA 2021 Operation Safe Driver Week: July 11-17

This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 11-17. Law enforcement will be paying particular attention to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors. Data suggests that traffic stops and interactions with law enforcement help reduce problematic driving behaviors. This year there will be special emphasis on

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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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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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