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Brake Safety Week Set for Aug. 22-28

This year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Aug. 22-28. During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance…

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Tips for Avoiding Glare When Driving

We’ve all been there before: driving home after work and being blinded by the setting sun. You squint, turn the sun visor down and try to peer through the windshield just to get a glimpse of the road. Truth be told, this is more than just a seasonal annoyance, it can be a serious safety…

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The Business Case for Diversity in Trucking

When Ellen Voie established the Women In Trucking Association 15 years ago, representatives of trucking companies she would meet with about hiring practices often would tell her with a note of pride, “We just hire the best person. We don’t care about their gender or their ethnicity or their age.” But fleets that believe that’s…

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SURVEY: Truckers’ views on driver-facing cameras sought by ATRI

The American Transportation Research Institute today launched a survey to better understand truck driver perspectives and issues with driver-facing cameras. ATRI’s driver-facing camera research was a top research priority of its Research Advisory Committee in 2021. A statement from ATRI said previous FMCSA-sponsored research conducted by ATRI documented that truck drivers have very positive opinions…

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Mark your calendar: Brake safety inspection week is Aug. 21-27

You have 75 days to be sure your truck and trailer have their brakes in excellent condition. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance today announced Aug. 21-27 as the dates for this year’s Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake safety inspection, enforcement, and education initiative conducted by law enforcement…

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Happy 4th of July

“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” — Abraham Lincoln

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Memorial Day

Warm wishes to you and your family on Memorial Day. Our deepest gratitude goes to our beloved sons and daughters who gave us a chance to make this world a better place.

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Summer Driving Tips

For many of us, summertime usually means vacations and summer road trips. Now is a good time to review these summer driving safety tips. A little planning and some safety checks might spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown — or worse, a highway crash. Summer Changes Air Conditioning As the temperature…

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Roadcheck 2022 focuses on wheel ends

The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance blitz runs May 17-19. Find out how to avoid the most frequent violations on the road. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set the dates for its 2022 International Roadcheck, the 72-hour blitz of commercial vehicle inspections across North America. From May 17 to May 19, law enforcement…

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Truckers Respond to Plans for Apprenticeship Pilot Program

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A newly released summary of public comments on the federal driver apprenticeship pilot program was mixed, with trucking trade groups generally supporting the program, while many small truckers and independent operators offered a variety of criticisms and suggestions. The three-year pilot, expected to get…

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