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  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day in the U.S. 9 people die and over 1,000 people are injured in accidents involving distracted drivers. While distracted driving is dangerous for any driver, the consequences for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are amplified due to increased vehicle weights, load dynamics […]

  There are very specific regulations set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding truck drivers as it relates to high blood pressure (hypertension) and medical certification. If a driver is diagnosed with hypertension they may be disqualified from driving. Hypertension is defined as a systolic (higher number) reading of 160 or above and a diastolic […]

  For many on-the-road truck drivers trying to lose weight, a sweet tooth can be a force that overpowers the best of intentions. Believe it or not, it is possible to satisfy a craving for sweets without going overboard or tossing your weight loss goals out the door. If you find it hard to resist the […]

  Underride crashes, likely some of the most fatal accidents of all types on today’s highways, are when a vehicle collides with a semi-truck and gets lodged underneath. Two mothers who have lost daughters to truck underride collisions are working to raise awareness about this issue.   Truck underrides are the bars on the back […]

  Healthy living when you’re an over-the-road truck driver – is it even possible? The answer is, Yes! There are many drivers that have dedicated themselves to getting in shape while on the road. The best strategy for getting healthy is to find a specific diet and exercise plan that works for you. It can […]

  It can be so tempting to eat fast foods when your workplace is on the road. Fast foods satisfy that instant gratification need that we all feel when we get super-hungry. Most fast foods are junk foods. Junk foods are of little nutritional value and often high in fat, sugar, salt and calories. Prolonged […]

Owner operators need to transition from winter tire maintenance to summer tire inspection. Though winter conditions are more dangerous when it comes to driving, and truck tire performance is critical, summer tire inspection is still a must. Winter takes a toll on truck tires, as salt and grime buildup adversely impact tire performance during the […]

Did someone say there are not enough jobs available in the America? Well there appears to be plenty of job openings when it comes to truck drivers. The driver shortage is acute with some industry experts estimating that we’ll need to add 100,000 truckers per year for the next decade, just to keep pace with […]

  The future holds many changes in the world of trucking. The scope of issues that the trucking industry will face – beyond the usual ups and downs of day-to-day business – is mind-boggling, to say the least. Here are some of the developments in the industry that are already taking shape. ·  In the next […]

  Many truck drivers and fleet operators are not clear about how their commercial vehicle insurer calculates the premiums it assesses. Most U.S. insurers follow the commercial vehicle rating procedures established by the Insurance Services Office (ISO.) Here is a summary of these ratings and how they apply to a commercial vehicle. 1.    Rating Territory […]

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