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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 […]

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), 23 percent, or almost 1 in 4 commercial trucks that received the Level I inspection, were taken out of service during this year’s International Roadcheck. Of the nearly 41,000 inspections that were conducted, about 33,000 occurred in the U.S. The remaining 7,713 were conducted in Canada. The […]

In March of last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) joined together to issue a pre-ruling regarding individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many in the transportation industry regarded the maneuver as the first step for an eventual list of requirements for those dealing with OSA. As of […]

Every year truck drivers are hurt by loose freight that falls from trailers that hasn’t been secured. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), shifting cargo is one of the events that cause the 500,000 accidents involving a commercial motor carrier every year. A driver can be seriously hurt when opening the doors of the […]

When it comes to commercial truck driving, safety is key. The purpose of the Hours of Service regulations are to keep everyone on the road safe and compliant. Chances are, you, or someone you know, has experienced fatigue while behind the wheel. Fatigue can lead to bad decisions and, potentially, serious, if not deadly, crashes. […]

Commercial motor vehicles are prone to run into overhead obstructions. Most professional drivers have had at least one incident where overhead obstructions were an issue. Here are 6 tips to help professional truck drivers avoid destructive situations related to height, overhead clearances and obstructions. Avoid trees and buildings Overhanging tree branches and building soffit areas […]

There is no one size fits all approach to improving a fleet’s fuel efficiency. Fuel saving measures that work well for one fleet may produce middling results for another. The same holds true for software designed to help improve your fleet’s miles per gallon (MPG). There are numerous methods OEMs can utilize to improve fuel […]