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  • Driver training lowers CSA scores by 30+ points, new study shows.

Cracking Walnuts with a Hammer: Cellphone Ban Overkill and Misses the Point

Our President and CEO, Dr. Jim Voorhees, was quoted in the Jan. 9 Transport Topics (subscription req’d) in a story about the proposed total cellphone ban. It’s a good story, and as usual,...

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Drivers must conduct pre-trip inspections, while fleets share responsibility for making repairs.

Pre-Trip Inspection: Train Your Drivers to Understand Vehicle Maintenance CSA Rules

Of the top ten CSA violations, seven could be prevented with one simple step: a pre-trip inspection by your drivers. Inspecting the truck before driving is the law, and yet 70% of CSA...

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Schneider Nat’l: Training is an Enabler, Not a Distraction, Says Alan Weisinger

    Alan Weisinger, Director of Driver Training for Schneider National, shared how they’ve made safety a core value of the fleet.       ITI: How do you balance the needs of...

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Don’t Just Manage Risk, Reduce It

Moving from Risk Management to Risk Reduction New Partnership between RAIR and Instructional Technologies, Inc. Today we’re very excited to announce a partnership with RAIR. Through this partnership, trucking companies now have a...

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Fewer Speeding Tickets for Your Truck Driver

Keeping up with traffic. In a hurry. Getting around an unsafe driver. Running late. There’s never a good excuse for a truck driver to get a speeding ticket. Under the new CSA, those...

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Skill Beats Luck

A note from our CEO about driver training in truck fleets that’s worth sharing: I’ve been writing about Safety, Security and Compliance lately. There is an interesting notion in trucking about the 300-30-1...

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Avoiding the $10 Million Workers’ Comp Accident

How do drivers, fleets, and customers avoid the dreaded “slip and fall” accident”? A minute of forethought and a culture of not accepting unsafe conditions will go a long way to reducing Workers’...

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Avoiding Fixed Objects: A Lesson to Stop Parking Lot Crashes

May, 2015: Newly updated course While talking to managers and safety folks earlier this week at the IFDA show, we heard a lot of groan-inducing stories about drivers hitting fixed objects with their...

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OO Nightmare: Hazmat Endorsement Expiration Causes CDL Suspension

Sounds like a nightmare situation for an owner-operator team based out of Nevada, according to LandLine Magazine. A driver’s hazmat background check expired, which Nevada then took as a trigger to suspend his...

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Truckstop Fitness Centers? Trucker Triathletes? Yes!

Stumbled across this story about the fitness chain Snap Fitness opening 100 gyms at Pilot Travel Centers over the next year, and kinda loved the idea. The company is teaming with Rolling Strong,...

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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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