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Extreme Driving Conditions: Snow and Ice

Professional truck drivers encounter all types of driving situations every day. They are the captain of their ship and control their vehicle. However, they cannot control the amount of traffic or the weather. 

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Avoiding Right Turn Squeeze Crashes

A right-turn squeeze crash can occur when a truck driver makes a wide right turn and leaves too much space between the truck and the curb. A vehicle behind may mistake this maneuver as the truck simply changing lanes or as soon as the right lane opens up the driver ignores the truck’s turn[...]

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Drugged Driving is Dangerous Driving

Drug-impaired driving is a problem on America’s highways. Like drunk driving, drugged driving is impaired driving, which means it is dangerous and illegal in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. Whether the drug is legally prescribed or illegal, driving while drug-impaired poses a[...]

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Ask the Workers' Compensation Underwriter

Are Written Job Descriptions Really Necessary?

Yes, written job descriptions are essential to managing your workers’ compensation costs. Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system designed to compensate employees for job-related injuries without regard to fault. That makes hiring[...]

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Driver Safety: Proper Lifting

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Ask the Safety Rep: Does the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allow a motor carrier to purge certain documents from the driver's qualification file?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations (FMCSR) require a motor carrier to maintain a driver qualification file for each driver it employs. Part 391.51 specifies which documents must be contained in this file. However, paragraph (d) of the regulation allows a motor carrier to purge specific[...]

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Broaden Your Field of View with Fender-Mounted Mirrors

Lane change crashes pose a clear and present danger to motor carriers. The trucking industry has made commendable efforts to educate the public about avoiding blind spots around large trucks, but because of federal requirements mandating only two rear-vision mirrors on every tractor, it stands[...]

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The FMCSA & E-Logs: Know the Rules and Consequences

FMCSA released the new CVSA inspection bulletin pertaining to Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs). The rules beginning December 18, 2017, are outlined below. 

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Cargo: Don't Break the Seal

One of the most frustrating cargo claims for any motor carrier is the rejection of an entire shipment of product because the trailer arrived without the seal or with a broken seal. Most of the time, the cargo itself is in pristine condition—still in its packaging, shrink-wrapped, and palletized.[...]

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