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In the Safety Zone™ Newsletter – Vol. 6, Issue 6

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, using 3-points of contact when entering/exiting truck cab, shoulders and injury prevention, and pre- and post-trip inspections. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6, Issue 6 (September 2013)

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, using 3-points of contact when entering/exiting truck cab, shoulders and injury prevention, and pre- and post-trip inspections. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6, Issue 6 (September 2013)

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CVSA Roadcheck 2013 Results

The CVSA has published the results of the 2013 Roadcheck–Here are some quick facts from the three day event: -73,023 inspections were performed -One in Five vehicles inspected were placed out of service -Out of the 47,771 Level 1 inspections conducted (full road-side inspection), 24.1% of inspections were found to have out of service (OOS) […]

The CVSA has published the results of the 2013 Roadcheck–Here are some quick facts from the three day event: -73,023 inspections were performed -One in Five vehicles inspected were placed out of service -Out of the 47,771 Level 1 inspections conducted (full road-side inspection), 24.1% of inspections were found to have out of service (OOS) […]

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 16-22

Along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, TransForce honors and acknowledges the millions of professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), there are over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide – delivering life’s essentials. These professional men and women […]

Along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, TransForce honors and acknowledges the millions of professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), there are over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide – delivering life’s essentials. These professional men and women […]

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CVSA’s Brake Safety Week is September 8-14

This is a week dedicated to enforcement during roadside inspections of brake violations. Drivers need to do proper pre-trips and discuss any maintenance issues (especially brakes) with the appropriate maintenance staff before driving the vehicle. For more information, go to http://www.cvsa.org/programs/op_airbrake.php.

This is a week dedicated to enforcement during roadside inspections of brake violations. Drivers need to do proper pre-trips and discuss any maintenance issues (especially brakes) with the appropriate maintenance staff before driving the vehicle. For more information, go to http://www.cvsa.org/programs/op_airbrake.php.

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Truck driver shortage affecting SC & nation could raise prices

There’s a shortage of truck drivers in South Carolina and nationwide, which means job opportunities, but could also mean higher prices for you. Nationwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the U.S. will need about 330,000 more truck drivers by 2020. Some estimates are even higher. There are several reasons for the shortage. A driver […]

There’s a shortage of truck drivers in South Carolina and nationwide, which means job opportunities, but could also mean higher prices for you. Nationwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the U.S. will need about 330,000 more truck drivers by 2020. Some estimates are even higher. There are several reasons for the shortage. A driver […]

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In the Safety Zone™ Newsletter – Vol. 6, Issue 5

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on the basics of safe material handling, safe use of a pallet jack, DOT drug and alcohol regulations, and winners of our safety quiz and health & fitness ideas. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6, Issue 5 (August 2013)

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on the basics of safe material handling, safe use of a pallet jack, DOT drug and alcohol regulations, and winners of our safety quiz and health & fitness ideas. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6, Issue 5 (August 2013)

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Doubling up on safety technologies

Research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) indicates that fleets can greatly reduce the risk associated with driver drowsiness and fatigue through the use of multiple technologies within the cab. VTTI experts discussed fatigue and drowsiness along with safety system and driver wellness programs during a symposium last week. The event for fleet […]

Research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) indicates that fleets can greatly reduce the risk associated with driver drowsiness and fatigue through the use of multiple technologies within the cab. VTTI experts discussed fatigue and drowsiness along with safety system and driver wellness programs during a symposium last week. The event for fleet […]

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Cargo thieves deploying new tactics, say experts

A range of new cargo theft tactics including identity theft, fictitious pickups and misdirected loads/fraudulent carriers are being deployed to help thieves take better “control” and thus mitigate the risks of the crimes they are trying to commit, according to experts with insurance provider Travelers. Follow link to read full article: Cargo thieves deploying new […]

A range of new cargo theft tactics including identity theft, fictitious pickups and misdirected loads/fraudulent carriers are being deployed to help thieves take better “control” and thus mitigate the risks of the crimes they are trying to commit, according to experts with insurance provider Travelers. Follow link to read full article: Cargo thieves deploying new […]

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Demand for new truck drivers hits high gear

Trucking companies across the country are aggressively pursuing new drivers as the industry struggles with high turnover rates, tighter driving regulations and increased demand to ship cargo. Companies, which ship everything from cars and video games to raw goods and machinery, are spending more money on hiring and advertising. One Metro Detroit company has even […]

Trucking companies across the country are aggressively pursuing new drivers as the industry struggles with high turnover rates, tighter driving regulations and increased demand to ship cargo. Companies, which ship everything from cars and video games to raw goods and machinery, are spending more money on hiring and advertising. One Metro Detroit company has even […]

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Trucker Rests Boost Shipper Costs on Productivity Drop: Freight

New U.S. safety regulations requiring truckers to work shorter shifts may cut productivity, worsen a driver shortage and boost freight costs for the $8.4 trillion in goods hauled each year by American big rigs. That is to be balanced by a decline in deaths and injuries from crashes and savings in health-care costs as the […]

New U.S. safety regulations requiring truckers to work shorter shifts may cut productivity, worsen a driver shortage and boost freight costs for the $8.4 trillion in goods hauled each year by American big rigs. That is to be balanced by a decline in deaths and injuries from crashes and savings in health-care costs as the […]

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