Archive for February, 2016

Spring Showers Bring Trucking Safety Hazards

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Driving in the rain is particularly dangerous when you’re driving a 40-ton vehicle.

With the current state of the weather in the Baltimore region, you’d think it was already the spring rainy season. In all likelihood, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully we’re all done with snow for the winter, but that means spring is rolling in right behind it with all of its rain. While you drive down the road, muttering to yourself “rain, rain, go away..,” we want you to stay safe. That’s why we took the time to come up with these trucking safety tips for driving in the rain through spring showers — or spring downpours. (more…)

Keep Your Fleet Up to Date with Electronic Logging Devices

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
electronic logging devices

Make sure your fleet is on board with the latest electronic logging device (ELD) technology and regulations.

In recent years, the trucking industry has experienced new challenges which have affected their operations. These challenges have revolved around an increasingly shrinking number of skilled operators to driver wellness and the increase in regulations, such as the ELD mandate. Fleets have been challenged by all of these factors, and been caught in the middle attempting to make smart business decisions. Many drivers have negative feelings toward electronic logging devices or ELDs. Here are some tips to maintain driver retention and satisfaction and get them on board with electronic logging devices, which are here to stay in the trucking industry. (more…)

5 Healthy Habits for Healthy Trucking

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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Look good and feel good with these healthy trucking habits!

Corporate America is plenty worried about staying healthy while forced to sit behind a desk for 8 hours a day — but what about truckers who have to sit behind the wheel for up for 14 hours a day? Trucking is more of a lifestyle than a job, and it’s quite the stationary one. It can be hard to stay healthy when you’re driving for 14 hours a day and all you want to do when you park for the night is sleep forever. Here are a few healthy habits and tips that we’ve collected for healthy trucking. (more…)

The Dangers of Distracted Driving in the Trucking Industry

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Distracted driving is a potentially fatal bad trucking behavior.

Operating a multi-ton heap of steel at highway speeds is dangerous enough. Doing it without your full attention to the road and your surroundings is even more so. Distracted driving is far and away the number one cause of all vehicular injuries and deaths — we won’t subject you to any horror stories because we assume you’ve heard at least one. A huge amount of responsibility comes with truck driving, and road safety is not to be taken lightly. Here’s a breakdown of what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines as distracted driving regarding mobile devices and how you can be penalized for using one. (more…)