Safety & Compliance

Volvo crash-tests its European and American trucks to meet the Swedish Road Board impact tests, which it says are more stringent than the Euro and SAE tests used by other truck builders. (Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks)

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Building Safer Trucks

A driver grabs an exit and heads into the curve of the ramp too fast. He steers hard to try to make the sharpening turn, but his trailer can't follow. Its rear begins flipping and the motion quickly continues forward, pulling over the tractor

 An estimated 25% of new trucks have stability control systems, such as the one Bendix offers.

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The Feds' Safety Wish List

Topping the list of federal initiatives on truck safety technology is a proposal due any time from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require stability control systems on heavy-duty tractors

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Two Fleets Divulge Keys to Award-Winning Safety Programs

Rocha Transportation and Bison Transport, winners of the 2012 Truckload Carriers Association's National Fleet Safety Award, admit that maintaining a high level of safety is hard work

Once you have used analytical tools to identify performance improvement areas, focus your time and efforts on those drivers who need the most help.

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How to be Proactive 
With CSA

There are two types of carrier reactions when it comes to navigating the new Compliance, Safety, Accountability program launched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, better known simply as CSA

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Pro-Tread Says Clients Average 30 Points Lower in CSA BASIC Scores

A study by Instructional Technologies Inc., provider of Pro-Tread online safety training, showed that Pro-Tread clients' CSA BASIC scores averaged 30 point less than average industry CSA scores.

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The New Hours Rule: Did FMCSA Find A Sweet Spot?

Almost no one is happy about the new hours of service rule. Maybe that means the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made the moves that will lead to stability, at long last. Or maybe not.

UPS Driver Ron Sowder recently celebrated 50 Years of accident-free driving for UPS.

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UPS Driver Ron 'Big Dog' Sowder Reaches 50 Years Accident Free

Ron "Big Dog" Sowder has a good reason for his nickname: He's driven 50 years and 4 million miles without a single accident

The scenario was part of a Schneider National exercise for hazardous materials responders, but in real life, many carriers keep a current Emergency Guidebook in their trucks to comply with hazmat regulations.

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The Purpose of the Emergency Response Guidebook

Many shippers and transporters of hazardous materials are familiar with the small orange Emergency Response Guidebook. Most associate the ERG with compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR), using it to provide emergency response information for a hazardous materials shipment. Yet that is not why the ERG was created

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QES Webinar Emphasizes EOBRs for Management, Compliance

Before adopting electronic logs in 2010, Kinard Trucking and Logistics, a 175-truck fleet in York, Pa., was seeing a 25% rate of log violations fleetwide. The violation rate dropped to 15% within the first year and is now about 1%

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Monitoring Driver Behavior can Improve Safety and Reduce Costs

Driver monitoring has evolved tremendously in recent years. Some carriers still rely on reports from a 1-800 "how's my driving" number to find out when a driver is driving poorly, but many more are putting technology to wor

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