Showing posts from tagged with: safe driver behaviors

Top 10 States for hours-of-service violations

Posted September 9, 2015 by Erin


As a primer for some more in-depth reporting on FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program set to be published later this month, here’s a look at the 10 states with the most hours-of-service violations:




Transportation Safety & Being a Positive Presence on the Road

Posted February 5, 2015 by Administrator

Commercial trucks are typically the largest and most noticeable vehicles on the road. Being seen is seldom a challenge, but projecting a positive influence on driver safety can be much more difficulty. Some automobile drivers are oblivious while others are aggressive. There are also those who are simply anxious in the presence of a large truck. Conducting your commercial vehicle in a manner that is both safe and considerate will minimize the chances of your company receiving negative calls about you, and maximize the chances of garnering good will toward your employer and trucking professionals in general. There are many recommended behaviors to observe and avoid, including:

Positive Behaviors:
  • Using high beams when appropriate
  • Maintaining the reflective tape around the truck and trailer
  • Keeping lights and reflectors clean and well-maintained
  • Ensuring other drivers see you – make eye contact or use your horn
Detrimental Behaviors:
  • Speeding in densely populated areas
  • Merging or change lanes aggressively
  • Attempting to pass another truck until other drivers have done so
  • Driving close enough to other vehicles that it makes drivers uncomfortable
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