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Preventing Cargo Theft Over the Holidays

Preventing Cargo Theft Over the Holidays

Motor carriers should be mindful of the increased risk of theft as the holidays approach. December is a busy shopping month, and to prepare for it, warehouses and trailers are filling up with valuable inventory. These make for target-rich environments to would-be thieves, so here are some loss prevention tips that can help motor carriers and drivers decrease their exposure.  […]

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

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

Holiday Partiers Should Plan for a Sober Ride. • The holiday season is a time full of parties and festivities, but that also means more buzzed and drunk drivers are on the roadways. • With the excitement of holiday celebrations, party-goers might find themselves “buzzed” after having just a drink or two—and without a sober […]

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Reduce Crashes: Driver-Related Root Causes of Crashes

Reduce Crashes: Driver-Related Root Causes of Crashes

One of the trucking industry’s constant missions is the reduction of crashes. In order to reduce crashes, safety professionals work to try to understand why they occur. With any crash there can be a variety of contributory root causes, including equipment-related issues, environmental conditions, other motorists’ actions, etc. However, there is one common denominator with all crashes and that is the involved driver. There are estimates that over 90 percent of root causes of crashes can be traced back to some element of the involved driver. […]

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Preventing Work Zone Crashes

Preventing Work Zone Crashes

With the increase in the volume of traffic, vehicle miles traveled, and deteriorating infrastructure, road construction is a year-round occurrence. According to the Federal Highway Administration there were 514 fatalities in work zone crashes in 2010*. There are three hazardous areas of each work zone to be aware of: Before the work zone. You will […]

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Top 10 Critical Issues Facing the Trucking Industry

Top 10 Critical Issues Facing the Trucking Industry

ATRI unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry at ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibition in October. For the third year in a row, the industry ranked the Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules as its top industry concern.  For the past two years, major HOS impacts on supply chains were […]

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