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ATA Issues HOS Preparation and Training Tips Documents

As the July 1, 2013 deadline is quickly approaching, motor carriers and drivers should already be evaluating their current routing schedules to ensure compliance with the new Hours of Service (HOS) changes.  The American Trucking Association (ATA) has published an HOS Preparation and Training Tips document to help motor carriers and drivers prepare for the […]

As the July 1, 2013 deadline is quickly approaching, motor carriers and drivers should already be evaluating their current routing schedules to ensure compliance with the new Hours of Service (HOS) changes.  The American Trucking Association (ATA) has published an HOS Preparation and Training Tips document to help motor carriers and drivers prepare for the […]

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New research: Voice-to-text as dangerous as manual texting

Texting drivers may believe they’re being more careful when they use the voice-to-text method, but new research findings suggest that those applications offer no real safety advantage over manual texting. The study was sponsored by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center and conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). SWUTC is a part of […]

Texting drivers may believe they’re being more careful when they use the voice-to-text method, but new research findings suggest that those applications offer no real safety advantage over manual texting. The study was sponsored by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center and conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). SWUTC is a part of […]

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Are you ready for the 34-Hour Restart Rule Changes??

July 1 is quickly approaching, and with that date comes the changes in the hours of service rules. The biggest impact to the industry will be the new requirements of the 34 hour restart. Drivers who work a 5-day work week will likely not be affected, but drivers who have used the restart in the […]

July 1 is quickly approaching, and with that date comes the changes in the hours of service rules. The biggest impact to the industry will be the new requirements of the 34 hour restart. Drivers who work a 5-day work week will likely not be affected, but drivers who have used the restart in the […]

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In the Safety Zone™ Newsletter – Vol. 6, Issue 2

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, what truck drivers need to know about distracted driving, and sleep apnea’s risk factors and symptoms. https://www.transforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/TFISafetyNewsletter0413final.pdf

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, what truck drivers need to know about distracted driving, and sleep apnea’s risk factors and symptoms. https://www.transforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/TFISafetyNewsletter0413final.pdf

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Are you using the “right” GPS?

GPS units have become more and more popular in the recent years and can be a great tool in aiding us drivers on a daily basis finding destinations we may not be familiar with. However, GPS units can oftentimes lead Truck Drivers into “tricky” situations that ultimately lead to a large commercial vehicle traveling down […]

GPS units have become more and more popular in the recent years and can be a great tool in aiding us drivers on a daily basis finding destinations we may not be familiar with. However, GPS units can oftentimes lead Truck Drivers into “tricky” situations that ultimately lead to a large commercial vehicle traveling down […]

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Reinforce to Drivers the Dangers of Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Did you know your brain can miss seeing up to 50% of your driving environment when you talk on a cell phone? And, that according to research, drivers talking on cell phones had slower reaction times than drivers with a .08 blood alcohol content. April is Distracted Driving Awareness […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Did you know your brain can miss seeing up to 50% of your driving environment when you talk on a cell phone? And, that according to research, drivers talking on cell phones had slower reaction times than drivers with a .08 blood alcohol content. April is Distracted Driving Awareness […]

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In the Safety Zone™ Newsletter – Vol. 6, Issue 1

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on how drivers can maintain a healthier lifestyle on the road, how to prevent knee injuries, and hours of service changes in effect July 1, 2013.  https://www.transforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/TFISafetyNewsletter0313.pdf

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on how drivers can maintain a healthier lifestyle on the road, how to prevent knee injuries, and hours of service changes in effect July 1, 2013.  https://www.transforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/TFISafetyNewsletter0313.pdf

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

When drivers are not paying attention they don’t have a chance to react and suddenly they are in an oncoming lane of traffic or they have hit a tree—these crashes are usually very severe. There are even distracted driving statistics about commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that […]

When drivers are not paying attention they don’t have a chance to react and suddenly they are in an oncoming lane of traffic or they have hit a tree—these crashes are usually very severe. There are even distracted driving statistics about commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that […]

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Medical Card Self-Certification Reminder!!

Do you have a CDL? Do you operate in Interstate Commerce? Then this applies to you…. The FMCSA is enacting new Medical Certification Requirements for all CDL holders. This process which began in January of 2012 requires when you apply for a CDL, renew a CDL, apply for a higher class of CDL, apply for […]

Do you have a CDL? Do you operate in Interstate Commerce? Then this applies to you…. The FMCSA is enacting new Medical Certification Requirements for all CDL holders. This process which began in January of 2012 requires when you apply for a CDL, renew a CDL, apply for a higher class of CDL, apply for […]

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Hours of Service Changes: July 1, 2013

The American Trucking Association (ATA) has announced earlier this week that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied ATA’s request to postpone the July 1, 2013 compliance date for the hours of service changes. Effective July 1, 2013: all drivers and motor carriers must be in compliance with two new rules that may […]

The American Trucking Association (ATA) has announced earlier this week that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied ATA’s request to postpone the July 1, 2013 compliance date for the hours of service changes. Effective July 1, 2013: all drivers and motor carriers must be in compliance with two new rules that may […]

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