Deer In The Headlights

The geese are flying overhead and the leaves are turning. That can only mean one thing for trucking professionals – more wildlife on the road. The two times a year when wildlife collision risk is highest are: from May to June and from October to January. So get ready for one of the busiest times … Read More

Commentary: Off-Peak Deliveries Can Make a Difference

September 2017, – Editorial by John G. Smith Suppose they had a rush hour and nobody came. As strange as the concept sounds, this essentially describes the ultimate goal of off-peak deliveries – the route planning strategy that schedules shipments at times when there is less traffic on the road. There are significant savings to … Read More

Getting SAFE Just Got Easier

If you work in or around the forest industry you are probably aware of the SAFE Companies certification.  SAFE requires companies to meet a pre-qualification to an established safety standard before they can work in the forest sector.  This is good news for safety in the forest industry. But it can be challenging for many … Read More

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Automotive Fleet Magazine August 16, 2017 Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Researchers also found that all forms of distraction produce certain physical reactions in drivers — such as perspiration or accelerated … Read More

Using Video to Determine Truck Accident Liability

Video could help exonerate carriers and their drivers when they aren’t at fault. Fleet Owner | Aug 01, 2017 Inattention, excessive speed, failure to yield, and unsafe lane changes are among the top causes of truck collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For fleet managers, preventing collisions caused by their own … Read More

Safeguarding Your Investment

You are your own boss. You own your rig and bid for contracts, you do the driving, paperwork, taxes … As you wear all the hats at your small business, what are you doing to stay safe? If you get hurt, so does your business. You would be amazed at the people who think they … Read More

Prepare for Brake Safety Day by Doing This

On September 7, 2017 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting Brake inspections. The following excerpts were taken from the CVSA’s website. On Brake Safety Day, inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle … Read More

National Trucking Week – Have you Thanked a Driver Lately?

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the country’s national trucking group, in conjunction with the provincial trucking associations, launched National Trucking Week many years ago. It begins on the first Sunday in September and runs to the following Saturday (September 3 – 9, 2017). The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to recognize the important contributions … Read More

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