Safety & Compliance

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3 Steps to a Better Culture: Improve CSA Compliance by Valuing Your Drivers

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

Smartphones are one way drivers could learn about available truck parking spaces.

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High-Tech Solutions Could Address Truck Parking Problem

Nearly 100 people participated in a webinar last month on the truck parking shortage and innovative ways this problem can be addressed. The webinar was put on by the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition. Several studies dating back to the 1990s have found that there is an inadequate supply of truck parking, especially along key freight corridor

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Carriers Need to get 'Ducks in a Row' on Hazmat for CSA 3.0

In the coming days, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will unveil version 3.0 of its Safety Measurement System under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, and the changes will mean increased scrutiny of hazmat compliance, even for companies not considered hazmat carriers

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Using the Safety Management Cycle

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement model has been fine-tuned on multiple occasions since the program's inception by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Building a Culture of Safety

In 1986, the Chernobyl-4 nuclear reactor exploded, spewing molten core fragments and radiation. It killed more than 30 people and contaminated 400 square miles around the Ukrainian plant. A "poor safety culture" was identified as a major factor. That was one of the first uses of the term

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Upcoming Changes for Commercial Driver's License Holders

Regulations for commercial vehicle drivers are changing, in particular with regards to medical cards

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Using a Safety Program to Get the Best Rates in a Hard Market

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.

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Don't Ignore Your Brakes

There's nothing like a smack up side the head with a two-by-four to get your attention. That's what the Federal Motor Carrier Administration is doing to fleet maintenance with its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program

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Brake Safety Tips for Brake Safety Week

To prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week Sept. 9-15, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems recommends making sure you're familiar with CVSA inspection requirements and procedures

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Upcoming Changes for CDL Holders Already Causing Some Problems

Regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers are changing in regard to medical cards. The rules remain the same as to which drivers need a federal medical certificate (Fed Med card) while operating a commercial vehicle, but drivers will now have to provide an up-to-date copy of this card to the DMV when they obtain it

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