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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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Truck Week: 8 things truck drivers wish you

You see them on the road, you see them at truck stops, you might even think driving a big rig seems like fun. After all, who hasn’t imagined cruising the highway in an 18-wheeler while “Born To Be Wild” plays in the background? The truth is, most of us probably don’t know much about truck…

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About the Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility – passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Our Roads, Our Safety, a national safety campaign to encourage road users to share the road safely with large trucks and buses. Watch the video below to see the highlights of…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Acceptance Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. held his acceptance speech in the auditorium of the University of Oslo on 10 December 1964. Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a…

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