5 Winter Weather Safety Strategies for Truck Drivers

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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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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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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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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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4 Leading Truck Violations for Brake Hoses and Tubing

              The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) held its annual national Brake Safety Week this fall. Of the 34,320 trucks CVSA inspected, 13.5% received out of service violations. While brakes are just one element of typical inspections, they are one of the leading causes of accidents. Failing to inspect

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