Safety Tips for Fleets to Prevent Drowsy Driving

trucking safety Archives - Interstate

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


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


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


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


5 Ways Fleets Can Make the Most of Telematics During COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the trucking industry to pivot and respond quickly to several challenges. Getting drivers back on the road and keeping them safe and healthy during the pandemic became top priorities, and many fleets turned to telematics data to help. Fleets can use their telematics solutions to combat COVID-19 difficulties in the following ways:


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