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Winter road hazards are more obvious than summertime threats. Ice on the roads and blinding snowstorms are easier to identify than the dangers that affect drivers during the summertime. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlighted the lethality of summertime driving when they released their 2016 data regarding all motor vehicle deaths. Starting in […]

Up until recently, fleets didn’t have to give personal conveyance much of their attention. Personal conveyance only applies for when drivers operate commercial vehicles while off duty for personal use. This type of driving doesn’t count toward the driver’s total hours of service (HOS). However, when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) passed the […]

A recent survey by Littler Mendelson, a law firm focusing on employment labor and benefits laws, set out to examine how government regulations and societal issues affected employers in 2017. Trucking companies took a hard look at the results to identify areas that could use improvement. The biggest issues trucking companies pulled from the report […]

Fleets enforce safety procedures to try to prevent accidents. However, despite best efforts, crashes do happen and fleets need to know how to manage the aftermath. Taking swift action is vital to damage control and can help fleet managers identify what caused the accident as well as implement new policies to prevent similar crashes in […]

Ecommerce disrupted the retail industry, taking down several merchandise giants in its wake. Now, it’s transforming how customers approach returns as well. Prior to the proliferation of ecommerce, the days after Christmas and other major holidays meant long lines at department stores. As ecommerce companies improve their returns process, consumers are relying on transportation and […]

In a refreshing turn of events, an attempted cyberattack ended in failure rather than the all-to-common breach of sensitive data. This time, the target was the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. In late April, FMCSA was able to confirm there was zero exposure of personal data during the […]

Anheuser-Busch has been making big moves in the trucking tech industry. In a matter of months, the beer-producing giant ordered 40 of Tesla’s electric semi-trucks followed by another order of upwards of 800 Nikola hydrogen-electric semis. Anheuser-Busch plans to introduce the new semis into its main fleet at the start of 2020 with hopes to […]

Operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) can be risky if drivers don’t exercise caution. Year after year, truck driving lands a spot on Time’s top 10 dangerous jobs list. However, drivers can prevent most trucking accidents by taking the proper precautions. The following recommendations can help keep drivers safe on the road as well as […]

The statistics regarding drowsy driving are alarming. After a decade of tracking the statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted that highway fatalities caused by drowsy driving remain largely unchanged. Despite awareness campaigns, people still get behind the wheel when they are tired. According to the CDC, 1 in 25 adults reported falling […]

Earning a commercial driver’s license (CDL) opens up new career trajectories within the transportation industry, but applicants don’t have to stop there. By taking the time to study for a few more tests, commercial drivers can earn trucking certifications that increase their earning potential significantly. Individuals interested in ramping up their resume and boosting their […]