According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) commercial motor carriers currently using paper logs will be required to use ELDs by December 18, 2017. Motor carriers currently using automated on-board records, or AOBRs, have an additional two years to meet the ELD mandate.[...]
In the trucking industry, stopping along a busy highway due to an emergency may be necessary. Unfortunately, not everyone recognizes how dangerous this can be for the truck driver and motoring public. Due to the severe risk this poses, management should encourage drivers not to stop along the[...]
Tractortrailers have a high center of gravity that makes them vulnerable to strong crosswinds. While in motion, this can possibly lead to one of two “Critical Crashes”: lane change or loss of control. A lane change crash can occur if the high winds push the unit out of its lane and into an[...]
In financial markets, Margin of Safety is a principle in which an investor purchases securities when the market price is significantly below the estimated intrinsic value. The difference between the market price and the estimated intrinsic value is the margin of safety. To ensure a proper margin[...]
Cargo theft continues to plague the transportation industry. It may seem that cargo theft is a victimless crime, but in actuality it affects all of us because manufacturers price their goods to include a theft component.
While there are several estimates of how much is taken in cargo thefts[...]
Sugary drinks are not an alternative to water and are a significant contributing factor in weight gain. A 24 oz. Mountain Dew contains 330 calories and 87 grams (approximately 22 teaspoons) of sugar. Consider that some drivers might drink 2-3 of these or other soda drinks per day. This adds up[...]
Truck driving does not typically lend itself to a healthy lifestyle. Spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food, and rarely exercising could eventually jeopardize a trucker’s job if he/she can’t pass the Department of Transportation’s required physical exam. Drivers[...]
In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) final rule. Most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to complete paper logs to document record of duty status (RODS) will be required to use ELDs beginning[...]
The deadly results of a high-speed crash involving a large truck versus a small car can often be related to one or more drivers using a cell phone. The last thing a driver should want to be faced with in an accident is contributing causes from the use of a cell phone.