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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

5 Myths About Flatbed Hauling

Ask any driver and they’ll tell you flatbed driving is one of the most challenging types of truck driving thanks to the heavy and unique-shaped loads that drivers must secure and haul. However, at Thunder Funding, we want you to know that many of the things you hear about flatbed hauling are actually myths, or they have another side to the truth that you may not have considered. Flatbed trucking can be extremely rewarding, and the skills it requires are in constant demand. Here are our top 5 myths about flatbed trucking -- and the real truth behind them. 

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Topics: Trucking Safety Best Practices, Flatbed Hauling

The Future Of Driver Fatigue Detection Enforcement

Effective and affordable safety technologies have quickly become a requirement in the trucking industry. Auto-adjusting truck systems, aftermarket additions like e-logs (if the federal regulatory bodies get their way, that is), and medical requirements in the form of acceptable driver blood pressure levels are just a few of the systems that have become industry mainstays.

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Topics: Trucking Safety Best Practices, Fatigue Enforcement, Big Data

Fleet Owners Turn To Data To Improve Recruitment and Retention

Do you live more than 25 miles from your fleet’s terminal? Are you a fresh-out-of-driving-school graduate? Are you married?

If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, it could be a strike against you for certain fleets considering your application. Trucking and safety analysts are now taking a much closer look at driver behaviors, personality traits, demographics, and other factors that correlate with high turnover and potential safety risks.

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Topics: Trucking Safety Best Practices, Big Data, Driver Recruitment Best Practices

Driving on the Fourth of July

It’s no secret that holidays can make the road the last place you want to be, especially on the 4th of July. Drunk drivers can make your work more dangerous and stressful than ever, and millions of people flood the highways leading up to the holiday trying to make it to cottages, camps, and beach houses.

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Topics: Trucking Safety Best Practices