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Safety Companies Offer Advice Ahead of Roadcheck 2017

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck around the corner, several trucking safety brands are offering free training and advice to help fleets prepare for inspections.

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DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

Inflation pressure should be checked with a reliable gauge at least weekly, and every time a trailer comes out of a drop yard. Photo from Michelin.

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Keep up the Pressure

Under-inflation is the leading cause of blowouts while contributing to poor fuel economy and premature wear. This is the second in a special five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

Stay on top of tire inflation and most of your roadside failures will disappear. Photo from Goodyear.

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Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we figured a few timely reminders wouldn't hurt. This is part one in a five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

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ATA Reminds Drivers to Stay Safe for Memorial Day

American Trucking Associations and its Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits throughout the holiday weekend.

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Memorial Day Brings Rise in Cargo Theft, Reminds CargoNet

CargoNet has issued its annual reminder that cargo theft activity often increases around Memorial Day weekend and is once again offering common sense tips to avoid becoming a victim.

Photo of Ford Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls Pickups, SUVs for Seat Back Weld

The recall involves 2,195 2017-model year Ford F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs and Super Duty pickups in the U.S.

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Feds Sue Fiat-Chrysler Over Diesels

The federal government has sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for using illegal engine-control software in its diesel vehicles so that they would perform differently during emissions testing than under normal driving conditions.

Proper attention to load securement is important not only to pass roadside inspections, but even more importantly, to protect the safety of others on the highway. Photo:  Linda Stelter / The Birmingham News

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Getting Ready for This Year's Roadcheck

Cargo securement is a special focus of this year’s 72-hour inspection blitz. Do your drivers know how to avoid citations — and keep the cargo where it belongs?

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Private Fleet Awards $1.8M to its Safest Drivers

Gemini Motor Transport, the fuel hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, has awarded $1.8 million in bonuses to 78 of its safest drivers.

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