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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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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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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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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5 Tips to Keep Your Fleet Safe This Winter

With the autumn well underway, truck drivers can expect to see snow and other wintry weather conditions soon. Safe winter driving can challenge new and veteran drivers alike. Fleets need to train and prepare all their drivers to ensure they reach their destinations safely. Even seasoned drivers can find themselves in trouble under adverse weather

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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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