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Protecting Your Truck During Cold Weather

Protecting Your Truck During Cold Weather

Protecting Your Truck During Cold Weather Diesel Supplement should be added to the ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. Engine Block Heater - If you truck is equipped with an engine block heater it should be plugged...

Preventing a Single Vehicle Accident

Preventing a Single Vehicle Accident

A single-vehicle accident is any driving mishap where only one vehicle is involved. This can include veering off the road and hitting a tree, a rollover crash, or damage caused by animals or debris on the road. Bad weather, poor visibility and...

New FMCSA Regulation Starts February 7th

New FMCSA Regulation Starts February 7th

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published FAQs and other compliance materials for training providers, motor carriers, and drivers on the new Entry-Level Driver Training rule.  The new rule goes...

Regulation FAQ’s

Regulation FAQ’s

I am using a driver leasing company, who is responsible for compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier regulations? Answer:  Driver services and driver leasing companies are not motor carriers and are not responsible for compliance with the...

New FMCSA Regulation Starts February 7th

New FMCSA Regulation Starts February 7th

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published FAQs and other compliance materials for training providers, motor carriers, and drivers on the new Entry-Level Driver Training rule. The new rule goes...

Protecting Your Driver and Truck During Extreme Cold Conditions

Protecting Your Driver and Truck During Extreme Cold Conditions

With cold weather conditions reaching below zero in many parts of the US it is time to remind your drivers to protect themselves and their trucks in these conditions. Protecting your Driver Cold weather precautions to prevent hypothermia and...

[RECAP] Cumberland Foundation & Community Outreach

[RECAP] Cumberland Foundation & Community Outreach

The following has been amended from Calleigh Minor's speech at the Cumberland Employee Christmas Parties in December 2021 where she spoke to employees and guests about Cumberland's Community Engagement. The Cumberland Foundation was launched to DO...

Night Driving

Night Driving

Holiday events and celebrations can be exciting times for family and friends to get together. But get-togethers with family and friends can turn into tragedies when people are killed or injured in traffic crashes. As the holiday season is...

Holiday Driving Tips

Holiday Driving Tips

Holiday events and celebrations can be exciting times for family and friends to get together. But get-togethers with family and friends can turn into tragedies when people are killed or injured in traffic crashes. As the holiday season is...

Alcohol, Drivers, and the Holidays!

Alcohol, Drivers, and the Holidays!

Now is a good time to remind your drivers of the consequences of drinking during the holiday season and what effect their actions can have on their CDL or operator's license and ultimately their employment with your company. Advise your drivers to...

Veterans, Thank You for Your Service.

Veterans, Thank You for Your Service.

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Haulin’ for the Holidays – 2021 Toy Drive

Haulin’ for the Holidays – 2021 Toy Drive

HAULIN’ FOR THE HOLIDAYS Haulin’ for the Holidays is a state-wide initiative by the Tennessee Trucking Association and its Young Professional Council to partner with TTA members and local charities to make holidays brighter for Tennessee children,...

Registration is Open for the 2021 Idealease Fall Safety Webinars

Registration is Open for the 2021 Idealease Fall Safety Webinars

We will be presenting six safety webinars this fall for our prospects and customers to attend in place of in-person safety seminars, at NO cost to you. Just click the link(s) for the webinar(s) you want to attend and register All the webinars are...

October 2021 is National Pedestrian Safety Month

October 2021 is National Pedestrian Safety Month

More than 6 in 10 people walk for transportation, exercise, relaxation, or for other activities. The benefits of walking extend beyond personal and physical, to environmental benefits that can lead to healthier, quieter, cleaner, and safer streets....

Have You Experienced a Non-Preventable DOT Recordable Accident?

Have You Experienced a Non-Preventable DOT Recordable Accident?

Don’t forget about the FMCSA crash preventability program! Motor carriers and drivers can challenge the preventability of certain crashes with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Crash Preventability Determination Program....

Tis’ Deer Season. “Oh Deer!”

Tis’ Deer Season. “Oh Deer!”

It is Deer season, and now is the time to remind drivers of the dangers of animals in the roadway. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that 1.5 million deer-related accidents occur each year. Three out of four accidents involving...

Cold Weather Survival Kit

Cold Weather Survival Kit

Everyone should carry a Winter Survival Kit in their truck. In an emergency, it could save your life. Here is what you need: a shovel windshield scraper and small broom flashlight with extra batteries battery powered radio water snack food...

We are still in road construction season!

We are still in road construction season!

Drivers need to be especially cautious of construction zones. States are making a concentrated effort to raise the awareness of the dangers in these zones. Here are some safety tips you can share with your drivers regarding construction zones: Slow...

…Is that a Drunk Driver?

…Is that a Drunk Driver?

How many times while driving have you seen another motorist and ask yourself…Is that a Drunk Driver? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established four categories to identify if a person is operating a vehicle under the...

Fire Safety & Commercial Vehicles

Fire Safety & Commercial Vehicles

When a fire occurs in a commercial motor vehicle the driver must know two things 1. Knowledge about fires.2. How to operate a fire extinguisher. Fire safety and fire extinguisher operation should be part of every new driver’s orientation program....

Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 3rd – 9th

Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 3rd – 9th

National Fire Prevention Week is coming, and it is a good time to review with your drivers how to prevent fires and how to react to a fire that occurs in their commercial motor vehicle.Fire extinguisher inspections are a vital part of a driver’s...

New National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners in the Works

New National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners in the Works

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it is revising its online National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, which was hacked two years ago. The agency states that during this transition to the new registry, motor carrier users...