safety

    Safety Matters

    November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Safety Matters
    We understand that putting trucks on the road that weigh 20 to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle is a big responsibility. In 2017 alone, more than 4,000 people died in truck-related accidents. That’s just one reason why it’s important to choose a dedicated transportation provider that is committed to safety and has the Read More

    Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions

    May 15, 2018 Comments Off on Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions
    Roadcheck is the annual event by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where tens of thousands of inspections are performed on commercial vehicles.?This year’s Roadcheck will take place June 5th – 7th. Additionally, end of month and the Memorial Day holiday will increase pressure on our market. It’s important to recognize what’s coming and how Read More

    The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers

    November 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers
    Beginning December 18, 2017, most U.S. motor carriers will be required to comply with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. While the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance won’t begin placing trucks out of service for violating the regulation until after April 1, 2018, compliance with the regulation is still important for the safety of the motoring public. Read More

    Cargo Theft Prevention: How to Prepare

    November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Cargo Theft Prevention: How to Prepare
    The good news regarding cargo theft – if?there?is?good news about cargo theft – is the 32% drop in the number of reported cases compared to 2016. According to CargoNet, the large decline may be due to investigations successfully completed by law enforcement in 2016. However, at an average cost?of $196,109 per incident in 2017 in Read More

    Winter Weather Driving: Preparing for the Unexpected

    October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Winter Weather Driving: Preparing for the Unexpected
    When winter arrives cold temperature sweep in?and, sooner or later, the unpredictability of winter weather will be felt across the U.S. While the severity of the seasonal weather may vary depending on your location, awareness of proper winter safety protocol?may help?prevent accidents and injuries. Snow and Ice Ice may first build up around the truck, Read More

    Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin

    June 20, 2017 Comments Off on Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin
    When the sun starts peeking through your side windows as you’re driving down the road, do you ever consider the dangers of that sunlight? It may seem strange?– there’s a?thick pane of glass between yourself and the sun…not to mention?nearly 93 million miles between the Earth and the sun. Regardless,?our skin is sensitive to the Read More

    Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key

    June 7, 2017 Comments Off on Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key
    This year, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts?unseasonably high summer?temperatures throughout the United States.?Extreme heat can put vehicles?at risk of experiencing breakdowns, tire issues, and mechanical?failures?– especially if the vehicle?is not properly maintained. In fact, AAA expects to?assist 7 million American drivers this summer. In a recent survey, AAA found that 4 out of 10 Americans are Read More

    Ring in the New Year Safely with these Driving and Parking Tips

    December 28, 2016 Comments Off on Ring in the New Year Safely with these Driving and Parking Tips
    The ringing in of a new year is a time for celebration. It represents a clean slate in many cases. People make resolutions and vow to make changes for the better starting on January 1st. Not surprisingly, December 31st is typically a “last hurrah” of sorts, as?the general public?prepares to say goodbye to past behaviors. Read More

    7 Steps to Improving Shipping and Receiving Locations

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    HOS (hours of service) regulations limit drivers to 14 hours of on-duty time each day.?Most drivers?try to spend as?much of that?time?as possible on the road with a loaded trailer. However, a driver’s service hours are included in time spent?at a shipper’s or receiver’s facility processing paperwork or waiting to be loaded or?unloaded. Especially in light Read More

    National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List

    December 15, 2016 Comments Off on National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List
    Every two years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) creates a list that represents its top ten priorities for the next two years. Designed to draw awareness and create support for the board’s most-needed changes to transportation safety, the Most Wanted List is a great starting point for understanding?improvements that may be implemented in the Read More
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