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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....

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...

CDC/TSA Extend Mask Mandate on Team Drivers to January 18, 2022

CDC/TSA Extend Mask Mandate on Team Drivers to January 18, 2022

Mask Mandate extended for team drivers to January 18, 2022 The Centers for Disease Control and the Transportation Security Administration have extended a mandate that requires persons to wear a mask over their mouth and nose “when traveling on...

Preparing Your Terminal Facility for Labor Day Weekend

Preparing Your Terminal Facility for Labor Day Weekend

Have You Prepared Your Terminal Facility for Labor Day Weekend? It is not uncommon for thieves to target truck terminals over the holidays as they know it is a good opportunity as no one is there. Make sure that you take extra precaution to secure...

Stay Safe & Healthy This Labor Day Weekend

Stay Safe & Healthy This Labor Day Weekend

Whether it is precautions for COVID-19, or traveling precautions, there is a lot to keep in mind this Labor Day weekend. AAA is predicting less people on the roadways this year because of COVID-19 and they are advising people who are traveling to...

Full Service Leasing and Dedicated Maintenance Success Story

Full Service Leasing and Dedicated Maintenance Success Story

Full-service Leasing and Dedicated Maintenance keep spirits high. Read below for an in-depth look at the challenges Idealease has faced when it comes to the beverage industry and how they set out to tackle those when it came to United Distributors,...

Driver Appreciation Week is Sept 12th-18th

Driver Appreciation Week is Sept 12th-18th

This year's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 12-18, 2021, and takes on a special significance considering the crucial role truck drivers have played during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans in all fifty states have taken...

Safety Technology Means Safer Workplace for Drivers

Safety Technology Means Safer Workplace for Drivers

Using safety technology can create a safer workplace for your drivers. Every time your driver gets behind the wheel, he or she is at risk. Trucking driving ranks seventh in the deadliest occupations in America. Truck drivers also face the highest...

New FMCSA Driver Physical Exam Form Required on Sept. 7th

New FMCSA Driver Physical Exam Form Required on Sept. 7th

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a revised version of its Medical Examination Report form (long form) with a September 7, 2021, compliance deadline. The updated form includes a variety of minor technical changes, the...

Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety

In the next two weeks we will see many students returning to school after the summer break.  For some of these students this will be the first time since the pandemic started that they will be returning to school in person.  Pedestrian-vehicle...

CVSA Announces Dates for Brake Safety Week

CVSA Announces Dates for Brake Safety Week

This year's Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The enforcement campaign is a part of the larger Brake Safety Awareness Month, which takes place in August. During CVSA's...

FMCSA Proposes Rule Changes for Vehicle Safety Technologies

FMCSA Proposes Rule Changes for Vehicle Safety Technologies

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed to change the rules for windshield-mounted cameras in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The proposed changes would make filing for an exemption and prior...

MROs May Sound the Alarm Even if a DOT Test is Negative

MROs May Sound the Alarm Even if a DOT Test is Negative

The addition of four commonly prescribed opioids to the DOT drug testing panel effective January 1, 2018, has left some drivers and carriers with unanswered questions, especially when the Medical Review Officer (MRO) calls into question a driver's...

Managing Drivers with Prescription Drugs

Managing Drivers with Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs and Commercial Motor Vehicle Operation Do Not Always Mix Our society continues to be challenged with opioid overdoses. As managers of commercial drivers, we need to be aware of the medications our drivers are taking as they may...

Top 3 Hazmat Violations in 2021

Top 3 Hazmat Violations in 2021

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Analysis & Information (A&I) online data, the top three hazardous materials regulations violations so far this year are as follows: Package not secure in vehicle...

10 Tips for Driving Safely in Work Zones

10 Tips for Driving Safely in Work Zones

We are now in the middle of work zone season and you cannot drive anywhere without experiencing a work zone. As traffic volumes begin rebounding as COVID-19 lockdown orders are relaxed, renewed emphasis is being placed on highway work zone safety...