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When the Wind Blows: 5 Tips for Driving in Windy Conditions

Rain, ice, snow and road debris are just a few of the things we adjust for on the road simply because we can see them. But for truckers, there is an unseen foe awaiting them at any given time: the wind. Wind affects everything it touches from the trees, to your hair, to the fifty […]

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Stay Cool on the Road

Summer presents a new set of challenges and potential hazards for the trucking community. Stay safe on the road with these tips:  1. Check the traffic, check your route, and stay alert through work zones. Summer is a time for traffic. Families are out on road trips and vacations, motorcyclists are out in full force, […]

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The Importance of Keeping Your License Current

If the information on your license is out of date you might be exposing yourself to inconvenient and potentially costly consequences. The most important reason to ensure that the address on your driver’s license is up-to-date is the most obvious: it’s illegal not to do so! In nearly every state in the U.S. you can […]

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CA Senate Labor Committee Passes Bill AB5: Dynamex

What does this mean for employers’ driver workforce? The Bill The California Senate Labor Committee passed Bill AB5 on July 10, 2019. This decision expands a groundbreaking California Supreme Court decision last year known as Dynamex, where the CA Supreme Court adopted a new test for classifying workers that presumes workers are employees. Businesses need to prove […]

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How to Prepare for 4th of July Weekend Traffic

Whether you’re traveling to a family barbecue or cross-country for a long weekend vacation, stay safe on the road with these tips. This week, Americans across the nation will be putting on their patriotic outfits and celebrating Independence Day with friends and family. Unfortunately, along with the revelry comes extra traffic headaches! According to AAA, […]

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Summer Road Hazards: 4 Tips to Stay Safe

As a new season approaches, so does a new set of driving risks. More drivers are hitting the roads and highways to head out for a vacation or just a day away from the house. Many are driving farther distances to take advantage of longer periods of sunlight. Summer also brings out more orange barrels as […]

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2019 International Roadcheck: Focus on Steering & Suspension

Mark Your Calendars! International Roadcheck 2019 is June 4-6, 2019 For more than 30 years, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has conducted International Roadcheck. During this event, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will inspect commercial drivers and their vehicles throughout North America. Over the course of three days the CVSA will inspect roughly seventeen vehicles […]

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Quick Keys to Safe Cranking

Cranking the landing gear is one of the most common ways drivers injure themselves outside of the tractor. Strains and sprains to the shoulders, elbows and wrists often result from improper use of body mechanics when raising and lowering landing gear. Consider the following safe cranking guidelines to ensure proper, low-stress raising and lowering of […]

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How to Share the Road with Motorcyclists

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month With April showers giving way to May flowers, we are all undoubtedly excited for warmer weather and longer days. But we aren’t the only ones! Across the country, motorcyclists everywhere are getting their gear ready and their bikes tuned up for another season of riding. By raising motorists’ awareness, both drivers […]

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Seat Belt Safety Starts With You

Don’t Be a Seat Belt Statistic.  Nearly 27.5 million people still don’t practice seat belt safety. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing a seat belt. Click It Or Ticket. Seat belts have been proven to be one of […]

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