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Do all of your drivers carry the proper paperwork? Is all equipment in your fleet in good condition? Have inspections and certificates been issues in the required timeframe? In this recorded webinar, we’ll cover the most common and avoidable causes for inspection occurrence and failure, including: • Brake Hose Issues • Brake Adjustment Issues • […]

It’s easy to underestimate the hazards involved when refueling a diesel truck or other piece of equipment. Personal injury or property damage can occur during fueling operations. Careless refueling can cause burns, fires or explosions. Diesel is a hazardous substance that has the potential for leaks and spills. It is important to exercise environmental precautions […]

Carriers that specialize in shipping hazardous materials (HM) are likely familiar with the rules and regulations. However, fleets that transport HM on intermittent occasions may forget what qualifies as HM as well as what rules they need to follow. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the following freight qualifies as HM: Radioactive […]

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released its main research priorities for 2018. The areas of research cover a range of issues affecting the industry including urban planning, problems with CDL testing, the affect autonomous vehicles will have on the industry, and more. ATRI pinpointed the following six research priorities for the current year: […]

Drivers that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) have a lot to juggle. They need to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), comply with shifting safety regulations and technology, and ensure their medical certification is up to date. Of the above, the medical certification should be the easiest to manage. After all, it should be one […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all truck drivers to perform a pre- and post-trip inspection. The purpose is to ensure that the driver’s truck is in good working condition, which improves roadway and driver safety. While all drivers should be familiar with the process, reviewing the steps involved from time to time […]

Negligent hiring and retention claims have steadily increased over the last decade, corresponding to a variety of factors including frequent regulatory changes. Many carriers do not fully understand the challenges associated with negligent hiring. If your organization doesn’t understand it, how can you be sure to avoid it? Negligent hiring is a claim made by […]

Commercial truck driving remains one of the most dangerous occupations despite increased safety efforts. However, not all roads and highways pose the same threat level. Drivers who make themselves aware of which roads are the most dangerous can take extra precautions to avoid them or increase their vigilance if they must drive on them. Based […]

Given enough offenses, commercial drivers can lose their license for texting while driving. However, local law enforcement often has a hard time proving if a driver was texting, particularly if it contributed to a crash. It is a simple and quick matter for drivers to delete their texts or browser history, leaving officers uncertain. Because […]

Despite best efforts, lawsuits arise in every industry – certainly trucking is no exception. Many lawsuits related to accidents target the driver, but employers are also at risk. If culpable in the incident, legal action will often follow. These are a few of the many reasons trucking companies may find themselves in court: Hiring drivers […]