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The Top Causes Of Truck Crashes and What You Can Do To Prevent Them

In 2007 the FMCSA conducted a Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS). Over the course of 33 months, the FMCSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analyzed 963 cases from 120,000 fatal and injury crashes involving 141,000 trucks.

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Topics: Safe Driving

Things To Consider When Shopping For Commercial Vehicle Auto Insurance

Besides cost, there are a number of different factors to consider when comparing commercial auto insurance providers. It’s important to interview a variety of insurers so that you can adequately determine which provider best fits your needs. Here are some things to consider while shopping:

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Topics: Safe Driving

The Basics Of Defensive Driving

 

If you’ve been in the trucking business for as long as we have, we’re sure you’ve also heard your fair share of success stories...and, sad stories. More times than we care to count have we been driving home only to hear a grim news report over the radio telling listeners about an overturned trailer blocking the highway with its load spilled everywhere and the driver being raced to the hospital for unknown injuries. It’s reports like this that remind the industry of the importance of ongoing driver training for even the most seasoned and experienced of drivers.

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Topics: Safe Driving

Top 5 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Get Pulled Over

Besides following too closely, speeding, and using a handheld device, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 scenarios where truck drivers get pulled over. While not every violation results in a citation, truck drivers who commit these behaviors are at high risk for getting pulled over and receiving violation warnings, which will likely be evaluated in the FMCSA’s safety systems. 

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Topics: Truck Driver Training, Safe Driving

The DOT’s 10 Most Dangerous Highways For Truckers

You would think with the holidays over and the road volume finally back to normal that the roads would be safer and smoother. Not quite. Freezing temperatures, sleet, snow, ice, heavy fogs, and decreased daylight make driving even more challenging and dangerous. And, with the New Year, comes new resolutions for fleet owners and operators to out health and safety first.

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Topics: Safe Driving

Fleet Owners Making Safe Driving A Priority

Just this past October, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the FMCA’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week raised awareness for both drivers and fleet owners around all things to do with driver safety. The goal of the week was simple: To “help improve the behavior of all drivers operating in an unsafe manner through educational and traffic enforcement strategies to address individual’s exhibiting high-risk driving behaviors.”

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Topics: Trucking Safety Best Practices, Safe Driving