Driver Safety

This Is What Happens When Trucking Companies Ignore the FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues out-of-service notices to drivers and trucking companies that commit egregious or numerous safety violations. However, not every company takes the message to heart and tries to flout the transportation agency’s orders. Ekam Truck Line, LLC, a Georgia-based trucking company, attempted just such a maneuver after the […]

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Leveraging Fleet Telematics to Reduce Trucking Accidents and Boost Safety

Trucking accidents cost the transportation industry billions each year. While the cost of fatal crashes has remained about the same over the years, statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) show the overall cost of all large truck and bus accidents has increased each year.
Using Telematics to Reduce Trucking Accidents
Before recent technological […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on Leveraging Fleet Telematics to Reduce Trucking Accidents and Boost Safety|

How to Minimize the Likelihood of Hazardous Driving Through Job Oversight

Fleet managers can only do so much to prevent dangerous driving. While they can hold training, outline rules in a company handbook, and establish clear disciplinary procedures, this is not always enough. Fleet managers cannot be in the vehicle with all of their drivers at all times. When drivers violate too many rules or […]

By |April 10th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training|Comments Off on How to Minimize the Likelihood of Hazardous Driving Through Job Oversight|

What You Need to Know About Seat Belt Safety

Tackling seat belt usage among commercial drivers is a long-term goal for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Their plan of attack has included providing encouragement, issuing stern warnings, and enforcing mandates. While the numbers fall short of the 100% compliance goal, the data is encouraging. In 2007, a meager 65% of commercial drivers […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Seat Belt Safety|

What You Need to Know About Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is a multi-billion dollar problem for the trucking industry. However, as technology and safety equipment improve so to do would-be thieves. They continue to hone their skills to adapt to increased security. While cargo theft will likely never stop, it is much easier to prevent theft than it is to get stolen […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Cargo Theft|

Four Critical Maintenance Practices for Trucking Professionals

Preventative maintenance is key to getting the most life out of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). While some drivers and fleets put off maintenance to save a few dollars in the short term, the long-term costs of delaying will add up faster. For example, engine oil can last for up to 50,000 miles in […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Driver Safety, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on Four Critical Maintenance Practices for Trucking Professionals|

How Familiar Are Your Drivers with the Seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories?

Safety is not just a goal for the transportation industry; it is a measure of success and sustainability. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) measures how safe carriers and drivers are with the Safety Measurement System (SMS) as part of their Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative. The program helps identify unsafe drivers and […]

By |March 12th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on How Familiar Are Your Drivers with the Seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories?|

5 Critical Steps to Keep Cargo Safe

Commercial drivers strive to deliver their cargo on time and in pristine condition, but damage can happen to the best of drivers. Fleets struggling with frequent damaged freight claims can take several steps to mitigate the problem. With persistence, meticulousness, and a solid routine, fleets can minimize claims related to damaged cargo.
How to Reduce […]

By |March 5th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on 5 Critical Steps to Keep Cargo Safe|

Combating Distracted Driving

Sometimes businesses need commercial vehicles even when they are not in the transportation industry. Plumbers, electricians, and HVAC specialists all may require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to transport their equipment from customer to customer. However, when driving is a secondary function of an individual’s job, they may focus less on their performance behind […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on Combating Distracted Driving|

Managing 3 Startling Trends in Trucking

The trucking industry is undergoing a massive shift in operation standards. One of the more controversial examples is the polarizing electronic logging device mandate. However, the industry is far from relaxing into a new normal. Significant and surprising trends are set to disrupt an already unsettled field. The following are some of the most […]

By |February 5th, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on Managing 3 Startling Trends in Trucking|