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safety tips for truck drivers
Driving in the middle of a bad storm is dangerous for all motorists – from those steering sedans to those navigating SUVs. But it’s especially treacherous for truckers. Think about it: Truckers are maneuvering up to 80,000 pounds of steel and rubber through rainstorms, high winds, tornadoes, and blizzards. That means safety tips for truck drivers are super important. There are general safety precautions all truckers should take even if the weather is clear and sunny. In the event of extreme weather, however, truckers have another set of guidelines they should follow.
July 21, 2020
Safety Culture Scores
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) safety compliance and enforcement program has been controversial pretty much from the get-go. It officially began in 2010 to give the FMCSA a better way to identify carriers that need additional compliance reviews…
January 10, 2019
International Registration Plan IRP
Are your trucks going to be on the road September 11-17, 2016? Could your brakes pass inspection? Don’t find out the hard way! Make sure you’re prepared for the CVSA Brake Safety Week. To get ready for the inspection and…
August 29, 2016
Reefer Truck Safety Tips
How to Keep Your Refrigerated Truck Clean and Safe Summertime means juicy fruit, cold ice cream, and refreshing lemonade. We need reefer trucks to deliver it all. Refrigerated trucks, or “reefer trucks” help deliver fresh produce and other perishable freight to…
June 13, 2016
New Entrant Safety Audit
A Guide to Your First Year in Trucking There are a lot of requirements to get your operating authority and start a trucking company. We’ve put together a series of short videos and a free white paper to explain some…
June 7, 2016
New Entrant Safety
A Guide to Your First Year in Trucking Safety regulations play a large part in how a trucking company has to operate. This week, we’re looking at the biggest safety regulations in trucking, CSA scores and what every trucking company…
May 17, 2016
DOT New Entrant Safety Audit
  If you’ve started a trucking company, you must schedule a DOT New Entrant Safety Audit within the first year. In this post, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the audit, so you’ll pass and get permanent…
February 16, 2016
Best Safety Practices for Hazmat Carriers
Imagine a world without sodium, propane, ammunition, fireworks or fuel. All of these things fall into the hazardous materials category. Our world can’t run without them, but hazardous materials can be difficult to transport and carry a lot of risk….
January 25, 2016
Brake Safety week
Get ready truckers! Brake Safety Week is September 6-12! During this week, CVSA-certified motor vehicle safety inspectors across North America will be checking brake systems on trucks and buses. To avoid being placed out of service, it’s important to be…
August 20, 2015
DOT New Entrant Safety Audit
Leon Feazell, a safety consultant with Tejas Safety Advantage, recently shared his knowledge with owner-operators in the trucking industry on “How to Prepare for a Safety Audit” at the 2014 Great American Trucking Show.  Employed for 23 years at the…
October 17, 2014