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Keep up the Pressure

Inflation pressure should be checked with a reliable gauge at least weekly, and every time a...

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.

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Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

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

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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Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

Stability control and collision mitigation systems depend on a fully functioning brake system...

With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly maintained foundation brakes or inadequate friction material.

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Using Habits to Create a Culture of Safety

Using Habits to Create a Culture of Safety

In order to effectively run a safe and profitable fleet, it is critical to create a culture of safety within your company. While this advice sounds simple, the implementation can be daunting and may sometimes seem nearly impossible.

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Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

“Cargo theft hasn’t necessarily gotten worse lately, but there is more sophistication on the criminal side than 20 years ago when it was strictly a crime of opportunity,” says Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress. But there is much motor carriers can do to help protect customers’ goods and their own assets and employees from heists.

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Is Your Fleet Ready for the New Food Transport Rules?

The regulation applies to shippers, receivers, loaders, and carriers involved in the...

The deadline has passed to begin complying with the Food and Drug Administration’s new regulations on the safe transport of food. The regulations apply to vehicles, operations, driver training, and records. Is your fleet ready for the new rules?

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MATS Attendees Talk Trucking Issues [Video]

MATS Attendees Talk Trucking Issues [Video]

We asked attendees to the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, about what issues were on their mind and what they'd most like to see change in the industry. This On the Spot video highlights their responses.

Got Questions

Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

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Got Questions? Sleeper Cab Power Experts

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

http://hdtruck.xantrex.com/?utm_source=HDT&utm_medium=gotquestions&utm_campaign=onhwy

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Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

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Ancra Launches Line of Safety Gear

Ancra Launches Line of Safety Gear

Ancra International has launched a new line of safety equipment featuring wearables, flags, banners, and reflectors to compliment the company’s existing safety products.

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Commentary: See the Light…and Everything Else

Rolf Lockwood

North American headlight standards are inherently dangerous because they don’t allow brightness levels to match the speeds we travel, says executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood. It’s just too easy to “over-drive” your lights.