Mid-October Safety Brief

10-4 Mid-October Safety Brief Driver Fitness Driving a truck can be a very lucrative career option with many great benefits like creating your own schedule and seeing the wonderful landscapes that most will likely never see. One of the downsides is the sedentary lifestyle that comes with sitting behind the wheel up to 11 hours…

October Safety Brief

10-4 October Safety Brief The Parking Crisis Locating a safe parking spot has been a stressor for truck drivers for more than a decade. With the ELD mandate and states closing some rest areas to cut costs, the issue is becoming more prominent. With approximately 400,000 parking spots to accommodate the roughly 3 million trucks…

August Safety Brief

10-4 August Safety Brief Driver Qualification Files Hiring good drivers is one of the most critical parts of building and sustaining a safe motor carrier operation. Whether you are a large or small fleet, you are required to maintain Driver Qualification Files for anyone who will operate a commercial motor vehicle at any time. Managing…

July Safety Brief

10-4 July Safety Brief Summer Traffic Driving a truck in the summer comes with a new set of challenges such as the sun beating down on the drivers all day and the extra traffic. As the weather warms up, more vehicles will be hitting the roadways which will result in high volumes of traffic. Since…

June Safety Brief

10-4 May Safety Brief PRE-TRIP INSPECTION One thing that happens to all of us as we get more and more proficient at anything we tend to get complacent with the little things. The pre-trip inspection of your vehicle is no different. It becomes very routine and some drivers can fall into the trap of “it…

May Safety Brief

10-4 May Safety Brief Roadcheck June 5-7 Not many issues in the trucking industry have created as much buzz as the ELD mandate and HOS compliance. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the annual Roadcheck led by CVSA will focus on those issues. Roadcheck will take place from June 5-7, 2018.…

April Safety Brief

Return of the Cone As we see the return of warmer weather we will see all the things that come with it such as longer days, flowers blooming, and road work. We know Spring is in full swing when we start to see orange cones popping up along our roadways. As usual, safety is paramount.…

March Safety Brief

10-4 March Safety Brief Spring Showers Bring Trucking Safety Hazards With the current state of the weather in the Southeast region, you’d think it was already rainy season. This may just be the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully soon we’ll be finished with snow, but that means spring is rolling in right behind it with…

February Safety Brief

10-4 February Safety Brief Safe Driving in Construction Zones When was the last time you seriously considered how safely you were driving in a construction zone? Safe driving is critical anytime you are on the road, but you need to be extra cautious when driving through a construction area. Here’s a few tips for staying…