FMCSA Adds 12 Violations to SMS, Updates SMS Website

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) added 12 violations to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to give large truck and bus companies a more complete picture of their safety performance. This update aligns with recent changes to FMCSA’s roadside inspection collection software and builds on efforts to continuously improve the consistency of data in… Read more »

5 Simple Steps to Roadway Safety During Wet Weather

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  They say April showers bring May flowers, whatever the case, Spring’s beautiful flowers are often proceeded by wet weather. Wet weather can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. Below are 5 simple steps to roadway safety during wet weather. Every year, an average of 5,748,000 vehicle crashes occur in the U.S., according to data… Read more »

Commercial Vehicle Safety. It’s What We’re Thinking About.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus… Read more »

“Keep the Shiny Side Up and the Muddy Side Down”

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“Keep the shiny side up and the muddy side down,” is an old trucker saying that means in dry or sloppy weather, drivers kept trucks upright and on or near the roadway. It doesn’t mean a truck never got away from me. That happened in the wee hours of a late winter morning, when heavy snow and… Read more »

Distracted Driving: A Growing Issue

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We all know that hand-held mobile devices can be the biggest cause of driver distraction. But, did you know that there are many other things going on in the cab that can also distract truckers from keeping their eyes on the road? In this post we will take a look at the growing issue of… Read more »

Top Tips for Choosing a Truck Driver Staffing Firm

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Companies in the market for a reliable firm to manage their truck driver staffing are looking for a way to save money and hassle. One thing they aren’t looking for is extra headaches because they chose an inferior staffing company. With their reputation on the line every time a truck bearing their name is on… Read more »

How to Train Your CDL Drivers to Stay Awake on the Road

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Accidents caused by drowsy commercial truck drivers can range from costly to tragic, and the worst part is: They are all preventable. While drowsy driving becomes much, much more dangerous when winter weather settles in, there’s never a bad time to train your drivers on a few ways to stay alert out on the road…. Read more »