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SAFETY ON THE SPOT: HEADLIGHTS

Headlights have two purposes—to help you see where you’re going; to help everyone else, in a vehicle or on foot, to see you. Using headlights at night is obvious, but when else should they be on? If your vehicle is not equipped with daytime running lights, here are a few other occasions when the extra…

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The Vehicle Safety Technology Paradox: Don’t Forget, You’re the One in Control

If advanced-driver-assist system (ADAS) technologies are installed on all vehicles, it can potentially prevent more than 2.7 million crashes, 1.1 million injuries and nearly 9,500 deaths each year according to a report by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. However, it also warns that many drivers are unaware of the current safety limitations. The AAA Foundation…

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Happy Thanksgiving

We’re thankful for all of our customers/and our Drivers! Thank you for being a part of our journey this year.

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A Walk-Around of TuSimple’s Self-Driving Truck [Video]

TuSimple is a global autonomous truck developer that says it will have a true driverless truck, able to travel depot to depot without a driver, available to order come 2023. Chief Product Officer Chuck Price gives HDT’s Deborah Lockridge a quick walk-around of TuSimple’s sixth-generation autonomous vehicle technology at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and…

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CDL drug and alcohol clearinghouse database expected to tighten driver supply

After nearly two decades, the federal government is finally close to establishing the first national database of drug and alcohol-impaired truck drivers. The database is expected to improve highway and heavy truck safety but at the expense of perhaps a few thousand drivers who fail random drug and alcohol testing but still manage to evade…

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Roadcheck focuses on brakes Sept. 15-21

You’ve got about 90 days to get the brakes of your truck and trailer in good shape, especially all the hoses and tubing. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-21. At that time enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. Vehicles with…

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Safe Commercial Truck Parking

In many states it can be difficult for a truck driver to find safe parking. Whether you are a local or OTR driver there should always be a safe location to Park. It has become even more difficult for truckers to find parking due a corresponding growth of an increase of passenger vehicles and truck…

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Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day is the day that’s set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country, and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. GOD BLESS AMERICA. #military #veterans #memorialday #gratitude #freedom

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What Drugs Will Disqualify You from Operating a CMV?

One question that comes up frequently on the blog is about the use of medications by CDL drivers – and whether a particular drug will disqualify a driver from getting behind the wheel. In some cases, the answer is a definitive no – there are drugs (both legal and illegal) that drivers are prohibited from…

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DOT mulling HOS changes, split-sleep exemption alterations

The Department of Transportation (DOT), reacting to more than 5,200 comments filed on potential changes to truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) and other regulations, is moving in that direction. The Department of Transportation (DOT), reacting to more than 5,200 comments filed on potential changes to truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) and other regulations, is moving in that…

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Share The Road – May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

National Ride to Work Day – June 17, 2019 Motorcycle crashes involving another motor vehicle continue to account for nearly half of all motorcyclist fatalities in the United States.  Motorcyclists are inherently at more risk than motor vehicles because they lack many of the same safety features of automobiles.  From a statistical perspective, motorcyclists are…

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Ludlow brings veterans’ sacrifice to center stage

Joshua D. Desforges VFW Post 3236 of Ludlow Commander Paul Chrzan issues a plaque to representatives of Capital Driver Leasing, LLC who were chosen as the business of the year for their contributions including the Wreaths Across America campaign. LUDLOW – On April 6, 1917, the first American troops arrived on the shores of Europe…

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