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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 […]

After completing a six-month review, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure released a report on DOT’s drug and alcohol testing program. The results are concerning. The study focused on drug use across every method of transportation—opioid use in particular. After evaluating the facts, the report concluded the program has significant shortcomings and offered suggestions […]

Knowing the roads is a significant part of a commercial driver’s job. This knowledge can help drivers decide which detour to take to avoid traffic or bad weather. It can also help save their lives. For example, Interstate 4 in Florida is the most lethal highway in the country. It racked up 1.25 deaths per […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues imminent hazard out-of-service orders to drivers and companies that commit egregious and/or numerous safety violations. FMCSA issues these orders to protect the motoring public from harm. Despite clear safety regulations, trucking companies and drivers continue to commit a multitude of infractions. FMCSA Uncovers the Truth About Driver’s […]

A driver’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score plays a significant role in his or her ability to find and keep trucking jobs. If that driver has a history of traffic violations or a less than optimal CSA score, he or she will have a hard time finding quality employment. What is a CSA Score? The […]

Now truck drivers can manage their alertness, anywhere, anytime with the invention of the SmartCap. The SmartCap looks like a baseball cap, but the technology under the cap measures brainwaves that calculate the level of fatigue of the its wearer. The SmartCap will notify truck drivers when they are getting tired, helping them stay awake […]

The National Private Truck Council released its annual Benchmarking Survey Report in September. The report highlights the current state of the trucking fleet sector, including advancements and achievements in the industry during the previous year. This year’s report was conducted between January – April 2017. The 2017 report reflects the resiliency, flexibility and commitment of […]

In late September, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced over $70 million in grants to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. The U.S. DOT agency will divide these grants amongst states and education institutions. These grants are part of FMCSA’s ongoing efforts to reduce CMV accidents and injuries. The transportation agency believes these […]

Autumn has arrived. From brilliant and distracting foliage to precipitation and fog, driving conditions will only get worse for the next five to six months. Preparing and refining safety best practices in anticipation of the fall and winter trucking seasons is crucial to protecting your team and your reputation. Now is the time for fleets […]

A new study recently released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that commercial trucks were involved in over 400,000 crashes that resulted in over 4,000 deaths and 116,000 injuries in 2015. This represents a 4 percent increase over the previous year. However, adding automated safety technologies has the potential to prevent more than […]