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. […]

Brake Safety Day 2017: How to Pass Inspection

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Brake Safety Day lands on September 7th this year. The previously week-long campaign was condensed by the CVSA in 2017. The Sept. 7th blitz will be a follow-up to the unannounced brake inspection spree that occurred on May 3rd. During the surprise blitz, 9,524 inspections were conducted throughout the U.S. and Canada. The inspection led […]

5 Safety Documents Every Trucking Company Needs

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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 five samples of safety documents that every motor carrier should have accessible […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Truck Cool in the Summer

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It’s a 90 degree day in the middle of summer. You approach the rig you left parked in direct sunlight, and now you’re paying the consequences. Hot air, hot steering wheel, hot everything. While we can’t change the weather, we can offer a few recommendations to make your driving experience a bit more comfortable. Here […]

Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Following Distance

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Truck Writers’ 2017 blog series is aimed at providing truckers with the information needed to increase safety awareness. While we recognize that roughly 80 percent of crashes involving a truck are caused by passenger vehicles, our country needs the participation of truckers to work toward zero deaths. According to The Large Truck Crash Causation Study, five percent of 2008 […]

3 Transportation Captive Insurance Myths

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So, you’ve read our post on taking control of your insurance, and now you’re looking into captive insurance as a solution. However, simply Googling “Captive Insurance” leads to around 2.8 million results, which leaves a lot of room for misunderstandings. In this post, our aim is to debunk the most common transportation captive myths. #1 […]

How to Avoid a Buyer Scam in the Trucking Industry

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For those operating under their own authority, purchasing trucking equipment is arguably one of the most frustrating and exciting aspects of being a driver. While buying new is oftentimes preferable, it’s not an option for everyone. We live in the age of buy/sell, where many turn to sites like Craigslist to find pre-owned items at a discounted […]