Health & Safety

Driving the truck itself is the easy part.  Staying safe and knowing standards and regulations while you’re driving is where it can get complicated. 

Driving the truck itself is the easy part.  Staying safe and knowing standards and regulations while you’re driving is where it can get complicated.

The health and safety of your employees and drivers should be a priority in your business, or else the law will make it so. The future is littered with all kinda of ideas and technologies to enhance both productivity and safety in the trucking and transportation industry. The country relies on the supply chain to keep the economy running safely, so its crucial to keep up-to-date about the latest in regulations and policies.

Here are some helpful topics to keep you on the road and safe.

March 1, 2021

Rolling Strong app to join Platform Science catalog to promote driver health and wellness | American Trucker

February 26, 2021

CVSA releases 2021 Out-of-Service Criteria | FleetOwner

February 24, 2021

How Truckers Can Avoid Unsafe Drivers – PrePass

New tech removes busywork in fleet safety to maximize results | Commercial Carrier Journal (ccjdigital.com)

February 22, 2021

Small solution helps drivers fight big sleep apnea problem | FleetOwner

February 16, 2021

Recognizing the 5 stages of burnout and how to avoid it | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 15, 2021

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 CDL, Med Card Waiver – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

February 12, 2021

Understanding the FMCSA Safety Fitness Standard (kellerencompass.com)

February 10, 2021

Trucking’s riskiest locations, driving trends from 2020 | Commerical Carrier Journal (ccjdigital.com)

February 5, 2021

Biden’s plan to energize last-mile road safety – FreightWaves

February 1, 2021

Knowing cargo securement rules will curb accidents and downtime | American Trucker

January 28, 2021

How In-Cab Cameras Help Fleets Improve Safety – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

Executive Summary: Proactively Spotting Distracted Driving with Advanced Technology | FleetOwner

January 27, 2021

Final-mile EVs easier on drivers’ knees, exec says | Transport Dive

January 26, 2021

Bendix Expands Safety Technology Retrofit Program – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

Cultivating a fleet safety culture | FleetOwner

Health-share plans offer insurance alternative for owner-ops | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

January 25, 2021

Cargo’s future: Safe & secure | FleetOwner

January 19, 2021

Illuminating truck, trailer lighting safety opportunities (fleetequipmentmag.com)

January 15, 2021

VIDEO: How do you stay healthy on the road? – DAT

January 14, 2021

Commentary: That transportation jobs remain among deadliest in America is unacceptable | Commerical Carrier Journal (ccjdigital.com)

Highway safety report: ‘Disturbing trends emerge in 2020’ | FleetOwner

January 13, 2021

10 exercises for truckers at rest stops – FreightWaves

New study finds nearly half of truck drivers could potentially have sleep apnea | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

January 12, 2021

How truckers can avoid unsafe drivers | FleetOwner

January 7, 2021

Are your driver trainers road-ready as well? – FreightWaves

5 healthy snacks for truckers on the road – FreightWaves

January 4, 2021

Halvor’s Top Safety Exec Brings HR Perspective to Safety – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

December 28, 2020

Cold weather accessories for commercial trucks | American Trucker

December 21, 2020

The case for hair testing in trucking | FleetOwner

December 18, 2020

Prep for an Emergency With our Winter Planning Packing List & 20 Winter Tips for Drivers (cdllife.com)

December 17, 2020

CVSA Roadcheck Shows 20.9% Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

Peterson: Can pulsating brake lights reduce rear-end collisions? | FleetOwner 

December 16, 2020

Tis the speeding season, Samsara data shows | FleetOwner

Tech-enabled used truck trade-ins could boost road safety – FreightWaves

December 15, 2020

Talking Trucking and Highway Safety with NTSB Expert Rob Malloy – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

Making sense of active safety systems | FleetOwner

December 14, 2020

How a short text led to a lifetime of ‘regret’ for one truck driver | American Trucker

What Factors Will Help Reverse Trends In Large Truck Crashes? – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

December 9, 2020

Truck safety groups caution against exemptions on hauling vaccines – FreightWaves

December 4, 2020

Diabetes: The Bump in the Road for the Longhaul Truck Driver | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

December 2, 2020

Research: Automated driving techs increase driver disengagement (overdriveonline.com)

December 1, 2020

Telematics offer hope for nuclear verdicts in the industry (ccjdigital.com)

November 30, 2020

Two effective ways to avoid accidents this winter | FleetOwner

November 23, 2020

Big Fleets to Work Together on Enhancing Driver Visibility in Cab | TTNews.com

November 17, 2020

Safety compliance: Is your fleet satisfactory, conditional or unsatisfactory? | FleetOwner.com

November 16, 2020

Everything you need to know about DVIRs | KeepTruckin.com

Non-Profit, Fleet Partners Launch Truck of the Future Initiative | TruckingInfo.com

November 14, 2020

CDC reiterates COVID-19 guidance for long-haul truckers | TruckersNews.com

November 12, 2020

Despite drop in violations, fleets shouldn’t stray from safety | FreightWaves.com

November 5, 2020

Conquering mountains is a downhill battle | FreightWaves.com

This brain trick worsens the danger of cumulative sleep loss | Cabover ‘Joy Ride’ to the port | OverdriveOnline.com

November 2, 2020

PrePass Grows Alerts to Nearly 2,800 Safety Notifications | TruckingInfo.com

November 1, 2020

5 items truckers should carry to survive winter storms | FreightWaves.com

October 31, 2020

The top weather apps for drivers | FreightWaves.com

October 29, 2020

Digital Wave Sweeps Over Tire Management | TTNews.com

October 27, 2020

Medical resources hiding in plain sight | OverdriveOnline.com

Volvo, Mack continue to sponsor ATA road programs | FleetOwner.com

Feds waive regulations for Samsara’s AI Dash Cam | FreightWaves.com

October 23, 2020

Benefits of advanced integrated telematics solutions | FleetOwner.com

October 22, 2020

Front-crash prevention technology reduces severe truck crashes: study | FleetOwner.com

October 21, 2020

Continuing proliferation of self-serve mobile tech reducing in-person contact at truck stops | OverdriveOnline.com

October 15, 2020

Let’s Start Talking about Mental Health | Blog.BlueYonder.com

Drivewyze rolls out proactive, customizable driver alerts for ELDs | FleetOwner.com

October 14, 2020

Assessing future safety technologies | FleetOwner.com

October 13, 2020

Safe trucking during natural disasters | FleetOwner.com

Driving around the distractions | FleetOwner.com

October 12, 2020

FMCSA grants pulsating brake-activated light exemption for tanker trucks | Trucker.com

October 9, 2020

The other type of insurance: Fleets turn to alternative healthcare options to aid drivers, control costs | CCJDigital.com

October 6, 2020

The high cost of poorly trained drivers | FreightWaves.com

October 5, 2020

Daimler recalls 142,110 Freightliner Cascadias for faulty brake lights | FreightWaves.com

October 2, 2020

NHTSA fatal crash stats show no change for large trucks in 2019 | OverdriveOnline.com

September 30, 2020

TRUCKING BY THE NUMBERS – SAFETY | FleetOwner.com

September 21, 2020

Associations’ telemeds slow to gain traction | OverdriveOnline.com

Commercial Drivers Get More Time to Renew Licenses, Medical Certificates | TruckingInfo.com

September 17, 2020

A shot in the arm: Pandemic has brought more, and often lower-cost, telehealth options | OverdriveOnline.com

Portable CPAP machines could be the difference in a safe trip | FleetOwner.com

September 15, 2020

Fleets use Lytx technology to increase positive driver behaviors | FleetOwner.com

Staying Healthy on the Road, Part 4: Keep it clean with good personal hygiene | TheTrucker.com

September 14, 2020

Drivers should set the safety example | FleetOwner.com

September 3, 2020

IIHS: Front Crash Prevention Works for Large Trucks | TruckingInfo.com

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck | TruckingInfo.com

IIHS: Truck safety equipment could cut 40% of rear-end collisions | FreightWaves.com

September 2, 2020

Getting blitzed: Cargo securement violations can turn deadly | CCJDigital.com

August 31, 2020

Driver warns of the importance of the ‘move-over’ law after near-death experience| CDLlife.com

August 21, 2020

Martin Herman on the value of roadside inspections — and his Big Cam-powered 1970 KW’s transformation | OverdriveOnline.com

August 19, 2020

U.S. DOT awards record-level funding for safety programs | DCVelocity.com

August 9, 2020

Commentary: Managing safety and productivity KPIs | CCJDigital.com

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