Safety & Compliance

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3 Things Drivers Need to do in Workers’ Comp Claims

Falls from loading docks or trailers, back sprains from throwing tarps, slips on icy truck steps -- truck driver injuries can lead to workers' comp claims. Make sure your drivers know these key areas of responsibility that are in their hands.

Truck-Lite's senior vice president and chief technology officer, Brad Van Riper, supervises the headlamp changeover between the test runs at the company's Falconer, N.Y., assembly plant.

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QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen

A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

Even if it doesn't appear to be a serious accident, the driver should get photos at the scene.

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Safety & Compliance: Preparing For a Crash

Drivers and others at your company need to know what to do in the aftermath of a serious accident.

Photo: DriveWise

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Safety & Compliance: Using a Simulator in Your Safety Program

Although driving simulators have been around for a long time, the current technology is more sophisticated, takes up less space and more affordable.

Deciding what you want to get out of a simulator program is the first step. Photo: Virage Simulation

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7 Ways to Get the Most Out of A Driver Simulator Program

Driving simulators today are more sophisticated, take up less space and are more affordable. How do you make sure you're choosing the right one for your company and getting the most you can out of it?

Photo via user Veronica 538/ Wikipedia Commons.

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4 Workers’ Comp Tools Every Trucking Company Should be Using

Using the right tools can prevent a vast majority of workers’ comp legal nightmares. By using four strategic tools at the disposal of every trucking company, you can eliminate most major legal issues associated with workers’ comp claims.

Front-axle brakes designed to meet reduced stopping distance rules may not run hot enough under normal driving conditions.

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What’s Going on with my Brakes?

When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

Photo: J.J. Keller

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Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?

Out-of-adjustment brakes and other brake system violations make up almost half of the out-of-service roadside inspection violations on commercial vehicles.

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Commentary: Safety and Compliance — Everyone’s Problem

From drivers to dispatchers to upper management, safety and compliance is everyone's responsibility, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her August Editorial.

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Electronic Logs Mandate: Outrage & Applause

The electronic logging device mandate has sparked a variety of responses with some questioning and others embracing the change.

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