Sustainable Idling Alternatives to Warm Your Cab

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Research estimates that an idling truck consumes approximately one gallon of fuel per hour. Collectively, more than six billion gallons of gasoline and diesel are lost to idling every year. While one of the main reasons for idling is to power in-cab accessories (i.e., heating and air conditioning), there are alternative power sources. Alternatives to […]

Top Policies for Running a Safe Trucking Operation

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We have said it before, and we will say it again: A safe trucking business is a profitable trucking business. For any trucking operation, it is important to provide employees with materials that enhance your business’ safety culture. Not only will this keep costs down, but it will help keep employees safe. Here are a […]

Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Inadequate Surveillance

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The results of the Large Truck Crash Causation Study indicate that roughly 14 percent of large-truck crashes occur due to commercial motor vehicle drivers’ inadequate surveillance. At Truck Writers, we realize that roughly 80 percent of crashes involving a truck are caused by passenger vehicles. However, as our country works toward zero deaths, we need to […]

How to Prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week 2017

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) started Operation Safe Driver Week in an effort to help reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries attributed to unsafe driving behaviors. This year, Operation Safe Driver Week is happening October 15-21. 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week Results In 2016, CMV safety enforcement officials issued warnings or citations to […]

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 2016 Trucking Industry Contributions

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Today marks the middle of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) 2017. While it’s quite hard to fathom everything truck drivers do for our country, this post is going to try to illustrate the trucking industry’s impact on our economy. 2016 Trucking Statistics The American Trucking Association released its ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 in mid-August. […]

Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Inadequate Evasive Action

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According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, 14 percent of large-truck crashes occurred when CMV drivers failed to execute an evasive action. At Truck Writers, we realize that roughly 80 percent of crashes involving a truck are caused by passenger vehicles. However, as our country works toward zero deaths, we need to work on also […]

2017 International Roadcheck: The Results

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The results are in for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2017 International Roadcheck. The 30th annual roadcheck took place June 6-8, 2017. 2017 International Roadcheck Results During the 72-hour period, approximately 62,000 driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses were conducted. Of those inspected, 19.4 percent of vehicles were placed out […]

Accidents Happen: How to Prepare Your Drivers

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Your drivers are well-trained professionals, but what about everyone else on the road? This post focuses on why it’s important to provide your drivers with the necessary tools in the event of a crash. DOT Reportable Accidents: What to Tell Your Drivers A DOT reportable accident is one where a fatality occurred, a vehicle was towed […]

Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Unfamiliar Roadways

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According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, 22 percent of large-truck crashes occurred when CMV drivers were on unfamiliar roadways. Truck Writers recognizes that roughly 80 percent of crashes involving a truck are caused by passenger vehicles. However, as our country works toward zero deaths, we need to work on also eliminating the other 20 percent. […]