Tag: Safe Driving

5 Tips for Staying Safe on the Open Road

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When it comes to staying safe on the open road, you can never be too careful, too prepared, or too informed. With approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occurring each year in the United States, and of those about 5,000 are fatal accidents. In these accidents, 98% of the time it’s the driver of the other vehicle who is… Read more »

Why Is It Important To Have A Clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)?

  Maintaining a clean motor vehicle record is immensely important to any person interested in driving a commercial truck. Because safety is so important on the road, especially when operating a large truck, trucking companies scrutinize MVRs very closely when determining whether to hire a potential employee.   In fact, companies will undoubtedly screen the… Read more »

What are the legal amounts of truck driving hours per day or week?

New regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, taking effect this past July, have been the subject of debate both inside and outside of the truck driving industry. However drivers might feel about the specific rules, all agree that it’s important to prevent fatigue that might put truck drivers and those who share the… Read more »

What’s the difference between a pre-employment and post-accident drug test?

  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has alcohol and drug-testing regulations put in place to promote a safer driving environment for truck drivers and those with whom they share the road. The two most notable procedures involved are the pre-employment and post-accident screenings. All truck drivers should be aware of the process and prepared… Read more »

Operating Semi Trucks in Snow and Bad Winter Weather

When the roads are slick and snow is falling, traffic safety sits at an all-time high. Driving large semi-trucks takes skill and confidence in ideal weather, so there is no room for carelessness or panicking. “January and semi-truck accidents are as common as the flu in winter thanks to poor road conditions and what an… Read more »