What Fleets Need to Know About CVSA’s 2022 International Roadcheck

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What Fleets Need to Know About CVSA’s 2022 International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts a 72-hour commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspection every year. The goal is to inspect vehicles, enforce regulatory compliance, and educate commercial drivers about driver and vehicle safety. The International Roadcheck is the largest program of its kind. Enforcement officials inspected over 40,000 CMVs during the 2021 roadcheck. CVSA

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How to Manage Inattentional Blindness in Your Fleet

Trucking and safety experts agree that distracted driving is one of the most risky behaviors for professional truck drivers. Distracted driving causes avoidable accidents, injuries, and deaths. Even people outside of the vehicles aren’t safe, as one out of every five deaths caused by distracted driving isn’t someone behind the wheel. They are pedestrians, cyclists,

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What New and Evolving Challenges Are Fleets Facing in the Wake of COVID?

The pandemic forced fleets to reconsider their existing safety practices as they encountered new and evolving challenges. For instance, drivers may opt to ride solo rather than as a duo. Even if drivers travel alone, they still have to perform enhanced sanitization for shared fleet vehicles. Here are several evolving issues affecting fleets: Safety training.

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5 Winter Weather Safety Strategies for Truck Drivers

With the holidays in full swing, fleets have several safety concerns to manage while their drivers are on the roads. Increased holiday traffic, extended service lives for commercial vehicles, and wintry weather conditions increase truck drivers’ risk until spring. Truck drivers need to take extra precautions to optimize safety during the winter months. Here are

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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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How Is Pandemic Idling Complicating Truck Maintenance?

Many trucking companies saw a dramatic downswing in maintenance costs for CY-2020 compared to the previous year. Stay-at-home orders halted all non-essential drivers, which left many commercial vehicles sitting unused for long stretches of time. However, underutilized vehicles are creating new maintenance headaches for fleets. New Problems for Idle Trucks The most common issues for

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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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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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