December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing
I hate rules, but there’s one I like, namely the ban on cell-phone use while driving. It’s a long way from universal state to state, but New York has just gotten very tough indeed on truck-driver use of cellular tools, and that’s fine by me.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, HOS, Safety
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Don Jerrell, Associate VP, HNI
The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene has a major impact on the outcome of any claims that may follow.
Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, HNI
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
CSA may be an enforcement tool for the FMCA, but you also can use CSA as a catalyst to create transparency and accountability in your organization.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, CSA, HNI
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Thomas Bray, Editor, J.J. Keller & Associates
If you decide to get your own DOT number and strike out on your own, one regulatory requirement you will need to be aware of is the “new-entrant safety audit.” What do you need to know to get over this hurdle?
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, J.J. Keller, Owner-Operators
By Truckinginfo Staff
Stertil-Koni recently announced what its research has shown to be seven key steps that fleets and transit authorities should observe prior to lifting heavy-duty work vehicles in commercial maintenance facilities.
Tags: Maintenance, Safety, In the Shop, Shop Tools, Stertil-Koni
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Bob Rose, Contributor
In December, the FMCSA made good on its commitment to Congress to install refinements to the CSA initiative by implementing 11 changes to the Safety Measurement System. J.J. Keller's Bob Rose has more details.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, J.J. Keller, compliance, CSA, Hazmat
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues.
These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.
Tags: Topics & Trends, CSA, FMCSA, Safety, compliance
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Oliver B. Patton
Imagine: A truck driver gets a signal on his dash, warning him that a car ahead that he cannot see has slammed on the brakes. Or that he's going too fast for the curve ahead/
Tags: Equipment & Technology, Safety, smart highways
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By John Hill, Contributor
In my 38 years of involvement with highway safety, and even more recently as a safety consultant, I have observed a unique situation distinctive to safe and compliant companies: They value their employees by creating a safety culture
Tags: compliance, Safety, Drivers, CSA
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Contributed HNi
With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.
Tags: Topics & Trends, Safety, Insurance
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