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Safe Driving Tips During the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, virtually everyone in North America will be able to experience a solar eclipse as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. Excitement for this event has been building for months, as the last time most Americans experienced a full solar eclipse was 1979.

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Are You Ready? The Time Is Now - ELD Mandate Breakdown

The mandate for installing and using electronic logging devices (ELDs) in commercial vehicles became a reality on December 16, 2015. Unless your company is currently using automated on-board recording devices (AOBRD), it is important to begin or finalize the process soon. This is meant to be a[...]

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Time to Discuss Summer Driving Hazards

Back in 1934, George Gershwin sang about “summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” That is what summer is meant to be. Warm weather, enjoying the outdoors, and hitting the open road for a well-deserved summer vacation are what we live for, but there is nothing easy about the roads today, especially[...]

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CVSA Announces Brake Safety Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is drumming up awareness for its Brake Safety Day on Thursday, September 7, 2017. During this enforcement and compliance campaign, law enforcement agencies across Mexico, the United States, and Canada will conduct inspections on buses and large trucks to[...]

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Back To School Time Already?!

Yes, school is back in session and that means school zone safety.

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Real-Time Industry Apps Alleviate Driver Parking Woes

For many over-the-road drivers, finding an available place to stop or rest for the night after an 11 to 14-hour shift can be cumbersome. In their study, titled "Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry,” the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that the lack of “available,[...]

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Communication Techniques to Prevent Driver Distraction

Driver distraction is a major concern for motor carriers because it is a common factor associated with serious losses. Vehicle crashes are the obvious exposure, but whenever a driver gets pulled over for a distraction-related violation, that constitutes a business interruption. This in turn can[...]

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How Drivers Can Prevent Lane-Change Crashes

What is the easiest way a professional truck driver can prevent a lane-change crash? Stay in one lane, right? Well, we know that is not always possible. Eventually, a lane change is necessary, but a crash can still be prevented by taking some simpleprecautions. First, plan your trip ahead of[...]

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How to Calculate Proper Following Distance

A key factor in rear-end crashes is improper following distance. In order to determine how much following distance is required to bring a tractor-trailer to a complete stop, drivers first need to know how much stopping distance their vehicle requires. A tractor-trailer driving 65 mph travels at[...]

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Tailgating: One of the Deadliest Sins on the Road

For most drivers, it is very irritating when someone drives close behind them. If the tailgater is pulling a fully loaded 18-wheeler, it not only causes anger, it can also be downright terrifying. Many motorists who have been tailgated by a truck driver spend the next several days cursing the[...]

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