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What is Considered a Preventable Accident?

If and when you’re a professional truck driver, you should know what’s considered a “preventable accident.” When you’re operating a company owned vehicle “on-the-clock,” there are certain things to consider. When dealing with intersections, take precautionary measures to ensure you’re not involved in an accident that occurs due to the actions of other drivers. With… Read more »

When Are Truck Drivers “Off-Duty”?

Because truck drivers are in such a safety sensitive position, there are a plethora of rules and regulations to follow when it comes to how they spend their workdays. A driver is required to log their hours, in part to prove that they are operating within these guidelines. But what about when a truck driver… Read more »

What is the SAP Program?

We’ve written about drug and alcohol testing on this blog in the past. The reasoning behind the testing doesn’t need to be explained—it makes the road safer for everyone by reducing the possibility of accidents. However, it’s important to remember that truck drivers are human beings who are prone to making mistakes just like the… Read more »

The Importance of Truck Drivers Logging Service Hours

There is some controversy around truck drivers not logging in their hours properly, thereby giving themselves more credit hours than they earned. The more significant argument surrounding truck drivers and service hours is that there are cases of driver fatigue simply because they run out of energy to keep going.  Often, they are overworking themselves… Read more »

Truck Driver Safety Tips

Driving any vehicle is very dangerous.  Danger and vehicles go hand and hand, because you are speeding down a street in a large metal box, with other moving metal boxes, objects, and pedestrians.  It is for this reason that one must exhibit extreme safety when driving a vehicle, and even more safety when driving a… Read more »

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Veteran?

Platinum Drivers is a company that recruits, qualifies, staffs and places commercial truck drivers in Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. And Platinum Drivers has found great success in helping veterans get good jobs, for several reasons. For those who’ve served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and/or Coast Guard, a trucking career—whether it’s… Read more »