Post-COVID Trucking Maintenance Trends Affecting Your Fleet

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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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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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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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