Archive for the ‘Highways’ Category

How Truckers Can Stay Safe on Roundabouts

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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Roundabouts may be stressful for some truckers, but it’s not the end of the world!

Although they’ve been used for decades in other countries such as England, Australia, and France, roundabouts are a relatively new introduction to American highways. Many years ago, there were a few roundabouts scattered here and there across the landscape, but you could probably count how many you’d encounter as cross-country truckers. Now, due to their more ergonomic approach to traffic control as opposed to traditional stoplight systems, more and more truckers are having to deal with roundabouts all over the place. While a roundabout may not seem like a big deal to someone in a small car, many truck drivers know that it can be much more difficult to navigate when driving a semi-truck with a large trailer. Being safe at a roundabout isn’t impossible for trucking. However, it just takes a bit of effort from the trucker’s side. Here’s how truckers can remain safe and use roundabouts with ease across America.  (more…)

Why Do Jackknife Accidents Occur and How are They Avoided?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Jackknife accidents are among the scariest and most lethal.

Jackknife accidents are among the most hazardous, most frightening and most damaging accidents a truck driver can get into. Most jackknife accidents occur when a truck’s drive wheels lock as the truck approaches a slick spot. The trailer continues to roll forward, causing the driver to lose control and the trailer to swing out to one side. During an emergency situation, a truck driver has three braking options. (more…)

Truck Driving Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Holiday Road Travel

Being extra careful on New Year’s Eve can save lives

It should come as absolutely no surprise to learn that the holidays – and New Year’s Eve, in particular – transform the already-dangerous job of being a truck driver into one fraught with peril at every turn. There’s a reason New Year’s Eve is often referred to as “amateur night” – there are far too many people who aren’t familiar with driving in high-volume traffic, and this combines with drivers who don’t know their drinking limits to create the perfect storm. (more…)

Potential Toll Reduction for Maryland

Friday, May 8th, 2015

maryland-toll-reductionDrivers of Maryland received good news about toll reduction this week. Governor Larry Hogan announced that there would be a toll reduction that would reach across the state. The toll reduction is estimated to save Maryland drivers about $54 million a year. Drivers who use cash to pay the tolls will experience a thirty percent saving while E-ZPass drivers will see at least a fifty percent savings. Maryland drivers haven’t seen tolls this low since 1975.The toll reduction is assumed to benefit at least 2 million drivers each year. It is estimated currently that residents of Maryland spend about $4,600 on tolls each year.

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The Road Check Inspection Update

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Inspection The annual road check inspection is scheduled this year for June 2nd to the 4th, and will be performed in a joint effort by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. During these 72 hours, about 10,000 officials at 1,500 stations throughout North America will perform over 70,000 inspections.

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Congestion and Construction for I-95

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

I-95

Trucking companies that rely on I-95 to reach their destinations will need to consider alternative routes for the larger portion of this year. Beginning this Sunday, March 29th, construction will resume on a 4.4 mile area of I-95 to complete a two year project.The I-95 project of $60 million is expected to bring large traffic jams and numerous headaches for local commuters during high activity hours.

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Safe Night Travel Tips

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Night-Travel

While traveling during evening hours is never ideal for truck drivers, it is sometimes unavoidable. When you have no choice but to travel at night, it is important to keep these safe night travel tips in mind. Night travel can become dangerous for a number of reasons, so protecting yourself with nigh travel tips is essential.

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Weigh Stations: How do they Work?

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Weigh Stations

Anyone who has ever traveled any significant distance on a major highway has probably passed by a weigh station. While weigh stations are commonly found throughout the nation, many aren’t familiar with how they operate or what their purpose is.

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Safe Holiday Road Travel Tips

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Holiday Road TravelAt Evan Transportation, we don’t slow down for the holidays. We understand that your freight shipments are important and essential to your business, which is why we continue to bring you superior freight transportation services through the busy holiday months. However, with the holiday season comes more dangerous and hazardous road travel conditions for our drivers. With that in mind, here are some holiday road travel tips for both commercial and residential drivers.

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Electronic Device Rules Updated

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Truck Device Rules

According to a recent report by the Department of Transportation, a “Final Rule” will be published regarding the use of electronic devices with trucks come September of 2015. Once these mandates have been published, they will begin to be enforced by the law come September of 2017. This recent report released by the Department of Transportation also stated that a mandate regarding the use of speed limiting devices should be published in March of 2015. These rules have been discussed for a few years now and trucking companies have been waiting to see how these new device rules will affect their business productivity.

Some of the regulations being instated with this new publication include the following:

 

  1. A rule will be in place to prevent different carriers from pushing drivers from violating different federal rules, which includes the hours of service in which the drivers operate.
  2. A rule will be in place which regarding the liability insurance minimum that carriers have in place. The rule will not be in place to increase the minimum, but to instead record the different minimums being held by numerous carriers.
  3. A new rule will be in place that allows Clearinghouse to create a database for drivers that have either refused or failed an alcohol or drug test.
  4. The long awaited “Safety Fitness Determination” rule will also be in place after 2015, which will allow different agencies to use data collected to determine scores for different carriers.

 

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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Source:

http://www.overdriveonline.com/regulatory-update-dots-latest-projections-for-mandating-electronic-logging-devices-speed-limiters/