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Avoid Distracted Driving

Distractions are everywhere and in every facet of life. Be it visually, audibly, mentally, and even emotionally, distractions are a key factor in most crashes. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some form of distraction was the cause of 10% of crashes[...]

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Jackknife: A Driver's Story

I remember this incident because it happened the day before my daughter’s 16th birthday. After shuttling trailers at our Memphis drop yard, I was dispatched on a load to my home terminal in Greensboro, North Carolina. I got underway but by mid-afternoon the weather started to turn. At this[...]

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Back to Basics

 

Injuries to the lower, mid, or upper back typically involve some form of ligament sprain, muscle strain, vertebrae-related disk injury, and/or nerve damage. Each can result in back pain that can lead to lost work time and absenteeism which, in turn, negatively impacts the company’s bottom[...]

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Motor Carriers and OSHA Compliance

A motor carrier specializing in transportation and logistics recently took on new business that required them to perform an unloading procedure dictated by the customer. This unloading procedure had been in place for years and was actually developed for the customer by its previous hauler. In[...]

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Distracted Driving Affects Us All

Picture this: A truck driver, cruising down the road, eating a fast-food sandwich in one hand while grabbing fries out of the bag with the other, singing along with the radio as he admires the scenery driving through the mountains of Colorado. Deciding it is too warm in the cab, he changes the[...]

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Implementing a Post-Crash Investigation Process

Root-cause analysis can certainly be effective at determining the true underlying causes of accidents, but it often consumes more resources than small organizations are able to muster. When a crash occurs, it is often initially unclear as to why it happened. There are usually different accounts[...]

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FMCSA Unified Registration System Implementation Delayed

According to the FMCSA website, the implementation date of the final stage of the Unified Registration System (URS) will be extended beyond the original January 14, 2017 deadline that was announced last fall. An announcement on the FMCSA website states: “The additional time is needed to securely[...]

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Plan A Sober Ride This Holiday Season: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Holiday Partiers Should Plan for a Sober Ride.

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Selecting the Right Electronic Logging Device

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.[...]

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