6 Persistent Safety Trends That Increase Trucking Risks

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6 Persistent Safety Trends That Increase Trucking Risks

The pandemic had an initial stalling effect on truck fatalities from 2019 to 2020. Fewer people were driving, and many remained indoors due to shelter-in-place requirements. However, as the pandemic drudged on, e-commerce activity increased exponentially. Truck drivers had to keep up with customer expectations and deliver emergency relief supplies while adhering to their hours

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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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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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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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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 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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