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What to Do When an Emergency Vehicle is Approaching

Do: Pull to the nearest edge of the roadway and come to a complete stop until all emergency vehicles have passed. Be alert to the approach of more than one emergency vehicle.  Be sure to check your rearview mirror before pulling back on the travel lane. Keep the...

Move Over. It’s the Law.

The state of IL has had three state troopers killed in the last two months while they had a vehicle pulled over to the side of the road and another vehicle did not move over and struck the trooper. All 50 States have "Move Over" laws to protect law enforcement...

How to Conduct Yourself if Pulled Over by a Law Enforcement Official

The flashing lights of a police car in a rear-view mirror fill many drivers with dread. “Am I really being pulled over?” you might wonder. Although no one likes being pulled over, it’s essential to show a law enforcement officer that you’re cooperating. From the...

When You Have a Citation in Your Hand, What Are Your Options?

Guilty Plea: You could just pay it which is a guilty plea and go on down the road unless the judge demands you show up in court. Not-Guilty Plea: You could plead not guilty and get a court date, where you could return to the court and defend yourself. Ignore the...

Some May Drive While Awaiting D/A Testing Results

Part 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations is in place to help prevent accidents and injuries resulting from the misuse of controlled substances or alcohol by drivers of commercial motor vehicles. One of the ways this regulation pushes the enforcement of...

What to Do When an Emergency Vehicle is Approaching

Do: Pull to the nearest edge of the roadway and come to a complete stop until all emergency vehicles have passed. Be alert to the approach of more than one emergency vehicle.  Be sure to check your rearview mirror before pulling back on the travel lane. Keep the...

Move Over. It’s the Law.

The state of IL has had three state troopers killed in the last two months while they had a vehicle pulled over to the side of the road and another vehicle did not move over and struck the trooper. All 50 States have "Move Over" laws to protect law enforcement...

Some May Drive While Awaiting D/A Testing Results

Part 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations is in place to help prevent accidents and injuries resulting from the misuse of controlled substances or alcohol by drivers of commercial motor vehicles. One of the ways this regulation pushes the enforcement of...

Driver Tip Sheet for 2019 Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) published a tip sheet for carriers and drivers in preparation for this year’s Roadcheck that you can print off as a handout for your drivers.

Best Practice Guidelines for Roadside Inspections

Use the roadside inspection information, such as date, time and locations to cross reference with the drivers hours of service documentation for falsification violations.Train drivers how to successfully pass a roadside inspection and how to conduct themselves.Keep your vehicles clean and well maintained as not to be targeted for inspection.

Don’t Let Your Business Get CRUSHED by the NFL Draft!!

Is your business prepared for the NFL Draft?   Did you know the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is the same weekend?   And (we hope) a Preds Playoff??   With hundreds of thousands of people coming to downtown Nashville later this month - please plan ahead! Your business...

New Idealease Rental Customers – Earn a Free Day

EARN ONE FREE DAY TRUCK RENTAL FROM CUMBERLAND IDEALEASE - for new customers! You Must Be a First Time Customer with Cumberland Idealease You Must Download, Complete and Fax a Credit Application to Morgan Reynolds at 615-828-7859 Excludes Mileage Dependent on...

Seat Belt Violations & Usage

Seat belt violations are high and unnecessary.  This violation carries a point weighting of 7 and is detrimental to the carriers “Unsafe Driving” basic score in the CSA SMS.  By drivers operating your trucks and NOT wearing a seat belt they are providing an...

Seat Belt Myths

MYTH 1: Safety belts are uncomfortable and restrict movement. FACT: A 2005 Transportation Research Board study on commercial drivers' safety belt usage found many drivers do not find wearing safety belts to be uncomfortable or too restrictive of their movements. Once...

No More Motor Vehicle Fatalities?

Is there a day coming when we will not have any motor vehicle fatalities? With the fast pace of technology coming into our industry I often think of this possibility.  I hope that someday in my 7-year-old grandson’s life he will look back on this time period and...

Driver Safe Act Reintroduced in House, Senate

Legislation that would establish a program to allow 18-21-year olds to drive commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce after an apprenticeship and under limited conditions has been reintroduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The DRIVE Safe...

Registration Open – 2019 Safety & Compliance Seminar

REGISTRATION IS OPEN Register for the 2019 Safety & Compliance Seminar in Nashville, Tn. Attendance, Materials and Meals for free. Satisfies required federal training. [button link="https://www.idealease.com/safety-seminar-registration" type="big" color="orange"...

Driving Under the Influence – Of Allergy Medicine

Spring arrived on Wednesday March 20th in the U.S., bringing along a slew of seasonal allergies. Experts suggest that the 2019 allergy season could be more severe in comparison to previous years. With allergy season officially starting, you should be aware that some...

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month Did you know your brain can miss seeing up to 50% of your driving environment when you talk on a cell phone? And, that according to research, drivers talking on cell phones had slower reaction times than drivers with a .08...

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