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In the last year, work-related truck driver fatalities rose to their highest level since 2008, according to a recent report from the Department of Labor. About 725 heavy vehicle or tractor-trailer drivers died on the job last year, accounting for well over half of the 1,289 fatalities in the “transportation/material moving” classification. Occupations in that group […]

Every day in the US over 1,000 people are injured and nine people are killed by distracted drivers. These drivers are behind the wheel of personal vehicles, company cars and tractor-trailers. Do you know what your employees are doing when they are behind the wheel of your business vehicles? Most People Don’t Know They Are […]

If current trends continue, the nation’s trucking industry could face a shortage of 174,500 drivers by 2024, a situation that would cause “severe supply chain disruptions,” warns the American Trucking Associations in a new report. The result would be “significant shipping delays, higher inventory carrying costs, and perhaps shortages at stores.” By next year, the […]

Nearly three out of ten commercial drivers suffer mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – and most don’t even know it. That’s one reason this respiratory disorder poses such a vexing problem for commercial carriers. Thinking the daytime sleepiness they’re experiencing is normal, many drivers have no idea they have a medical condition that […]

Although fleets will have two years to equip their vehicles with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues its final rule on the devices October 30, businesses should start planning now to implement a solution well before the deadline. As many as 3.1 million trucks and 3.4 million drivers […]

You may have heard of a Safety Climate. This new term has become popular as a way to reduce injuries in manufacturing and other industries. Commercial trucking businesses can adapt this popular trend as a way to improve the safety of the drivers in your fleet. What is a Safety Climate? A Safety Climate is […]

New drivers need to learn how to drive safely and become valuable employees at your organization. Current employees need to know that your company appreciates them and they are an important part of the organization. By creating a mentorship program for your commercial fleet, your company can instill proper driving habits in your new employees […]

Cargo theft costs American businesses at least $30 billion annually, according to the FBI. Carriers and retailers alike are reluctant to fully report theft because they fear damaging their brand, losing clients, or raising their insurance rates. “Freight at rest is freight at risk” may be a truism of the business, but it’s nevertheless an […]

With the stringent regulations regarding hours of service and the recent driver shortage, small commercial fleet owners are hard pressed to remain competitive. If your company is trying to win more long haul delivery contracts, you may want to consider a team approach. Meet Delivery Requirements A fleet that utilizes driving teams can meet delivery requirements […]

The federal government, insurance carriers, and even transportation companies have praised onboard video systems as a way to reduce the risk of collision. However, the costs can be prohibitive and many drivers fear that companies will use the cameras as a way to spy on employees. Can the benefits of installing video monitoring equipment outweigh […]

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