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Yep. It's already snowing in Colorado.

Chains Required on I-70 in Colorado

A new Colorado chain law says all commercial vehicles and trucks must carry chains on I-70 between milepost 133 (Dotsero) and milepost 259 (Morrison). According to the ATA, the fines are hefty, especially...

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Part 3: Driving Safely at Night — Judging Speed and Distance

Update: We’ve created a new course with Night Driving Tips. Go take a look! Judging speed and distance at night can be incredibly tricky. That pin of light coming your way might be...

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Part 2: Driving Safely at Night — Better Night Vision for CDL Drivers

Update: We’ve created a new course with Night Driving Tips. Go take a look! Maintaining your night vision while driving at night is key to night driving safety. This brief clip from our...

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Part 1: Driving Safely at Night — Why Training for Night Driving is Important

Update: We’ve created a new course with Night Driving Tips. Go take a look! The leaves are turning and the sun retreats a little more each day, which means more of our trucks...

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Fuel Savings Tips for Truck Fleets: Tips to Learn Progressive Shifting

Though Pro-TREAD is better known as a company that trains drivers to be safer, we have a number of courses that help fleets improve operations. Fuel savings tips, like the ones offered in...

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FMCSA: Lower CSA Through Training

“The cost of CMV crashes to the US in 2009 was $50 billion. The first step in triage is training. CSA is about intervention. It’s the new way of doing business in the...

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The NTSB has recommended a ban for cell phones for all commercial truck drivers to prevent dangerous distractions.

Cell Phones Banned: Driver Distraction Course Updated

As a safety company, the NTSB proposed ban on cell phones for CDL driverscuts straight to our values. (Update: The ban on handheld cell phones was approved by both the DOT and the...

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It's Brake Safety Week, which means it's a great time to focus your training.

Brake Safety Week is All About Training

It’s Brake Safety Week, which for most companies seems to be about selling you new products. Which is great, right? Nothing better than new brakes for improving safety, right? Well, maybe. It depends...

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Interstate 25 runs through Fort Collins, CO, which Allstate dubbed the safest town for driving in America.

The Safest Driving Town in America

A good new blog post over at Fleet Owner covers the Allstate Best Drivers Report, in which the auto insurance company names Fort Collins, CO, as the safest driving town in America. According...

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“You Hear Something Funny?”

  We’ve all done something dumb before, but this one made our local newspaper (in Portland, across the river from our hometown of Vancouver, WA), so we reckon it’s fair game to tease...

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After Hurricane Irene's damage to all the roads in Vermont, it might be a tough winter of driving as the state routes trucks through some winding mountain roads.

Northeast Drivers Hunker Down for Long Winter

Happily, most predictions about the devastation from Hurricane Irene turned out to be overblown, excuse the pun. Except for the folks in New England. The roads for carriers in Vermont face a very...

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Hurricane Safety for Truck Fleets

Hurricane Irene will be kicking off the hurricane season this weekend, so now’s your last chance to start thinking about contingency planning, communications, and training. We posted a quick snippet about dealing with...

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