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A recent study by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence has cited three peak periods for truck crashes. The study used real-world crash and electronic logging data provided by motor carriers to assess crash rates and exp......Read Full Article opens in new tab


As 2020 closed, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a proposed rule amending federal safety regulations to specifically add rear impact guards as a required item on the list of annual inspections for motor carriers and roadside ......Read Full Article opens in new tab


On November 24, ATRI (American Transportation Research Institute) released its annual study on the operational costs of trucking companies, which found the average cost per mile dropped by 9.3% in 2019. At first blush this is very good industry ne......Read Full Article opens in new tab


Recently, motor carriers were thrown into a turmoil when one of the FMCSA recommended Process Agents closed their doors. Overnight, operating authorities were revoked, and many managers were left wondering what happened. While it was an easy fix t......Read Full Article opens in new tab


There have been significant changes to the hours-of-service rules that would increase truck drivers’ flexibility while on duty. Among these are five key changes on how drivers could use the 30-minute rest break rule and the ability to split the 10......Read Full Article opens in new tab


CSA (Compliance, Safety and Accountability), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration compliance monitoring program, has been in operation for several years now. An event that has potential for a significant impact on your CSA scores is sc......Read Full Article opens in new tab


A primary function of a professional driver is to prevent accidents. Managing the speed of the vehicle to control the safe space around the vehicle is how this is accomplished. A safe attitude as well as being focused and alert to the ever-changin......Read Full Article opens in new tab


As a professional driver, defensive driving is a topic that is common in most safety programs. There are commercial programs available for purchase. Many motor carriers even write their own, both of which are great. A different approach to defens......Read Full Article opens in new tab


Warm weather means construction zones will start “popping” up all over the nation. As our roads and bridges age, they need repair and replacement, creating the need for workers to re-direct traffic as they do their work.A primary concern in cons......Read Full Article opens in new tab


Professional Drivers know first-hand how difficult winter driving is. Spring weather is a welcome change in seasons, but brings some unique challenges.Let’s examine some of those challenges to help keep your drivers’ safety focus and awareness st......Read Full Article opens in new tab