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Can You Come up With a Better Safety Slogan for DOT Highway Signs?

Photo: Tennessee DOT

January 5, 2015

Some state safety agencies, realizing the same old tired safety warnings just make drivers' eyes glaze over, have been turning to some more creative wording for their safety campaigns. Deborah Lockridge has more in her "On the Road" blog.

Tags: Safety, Tennessee

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 10:57 AM | » Comments(3)

Chicago Truck Crash Triggers Scrutiny of Logbooks, Coercion

July 29, 2014

A Chicago-area truck crash that killed four has led to local attention to federal hours-of-service rules, the mandatory electronic logs proposal, and federal efforts to address coercion of drivers to break the law. Deborah Lockridge has more in her On the Road blog.

Tags: Accidents, Safety, Hours of Service, Illinois, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

The Dangerous Byproduct of the Energy Boom

And we're not talking about flaming water faucets.

Special fracking sand is just one of the items transported by truck into and out of the shale fields.

May 6, 2014

Fracking may be a boom opportunity for trucking fleets carrying water, sand, chemicals and other supplies to the oil and natural gas fields, but all those trucks cause problems on area roads.

Tags: Accidents, Safety, Image, Fracking

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Why is the DOT Taking so Long to Move on Hair Testing for Drugs?

Schneider National is one of a number of major fleets who have discovered many drug users are not caught by DOT-mandated urine testing.

May 15, 2013

The American Trucking Associations used the National Transportation Safety Board's stricter impaired-driving regulations as an opportunity to again push for the DOT to move forward on a process to allow motor carriers to collect hair samples for DOT-required drug testing in lieu of the currently mandated urine testing process.

Tags: Drivers, Safety, Safety and Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(13)

Highways Are No Slaughterhouse

Comparisons of trucking to a slaughterhouse are unwarranted.

May 8, 2013

Slaughtered. The dictionary on my computer defines it as "kill (people or animals) in a cruel or violent way, typically in large numbers : innocent civilians are being slaughtered." The use of this word by the "Truck Safety Coalition" in the context of truck accidents is irresponsible and reprehensible.

Tags: Safety, Truck Weights, CRASH

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Distracted Driving: Daydreaming Worse than Cell Phones

April 10, 2013

April is Distracted Driving Month, and research by Erie Insurance shows that daydreaming, or being "lost in thought," is far worse than cell phone use when it comes to distracted-driving crashes, Deborah Lockridge reports in her "All That's Trucking Blog."

Tags: Safety, Insurance, Distracted Driving

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Next on the Distracted-Driving Hit List: Google Glass?

April 5, 2013

I'm wondering, has Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seen this video showing how the new Google Glass product is supposed to work? Because I'm pretty sure he might have something to say about Google Glass and distracted driving.

Tags: Regulations, Safety, Distracted Driving, West Virginia

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Popular Mechanics Tells Readers 'How to Avoid Getting Squashed by a Semi'

February 6, 2013

Popular Mechanics magazine, which takes on topics ranging from "Ab Machines That Work" to "How to Make Beer," now adds sharing the road with trucks to its repertoire.

Tags: Safety, In the Media, Sharing the Road

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)



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