IDEALEASE NEWS

Tis’ Deer Season. “Oh Deer!”

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

PREPARING FOR THE COLD WEATHER AHEAD!

The first day of Fall was earlier this month, and now is the time to start preparing your operation for the cold weather ahead.  Your drivers should know what is required to keep their trucks running in winter. Fuel Additive Use during Cold Weather Conditions Fuel...

Cumberland Nashville Branch Opens the Largest, Indoor, Climate-Controlled Truck Dealership Facility in the US

WE'VE MOVED! Our Nashville Branch (formerly at 1901 Lebanon Pike, Nashville) is NOW LOCATED AT 640 MASSMAN DRIVE, NASHVILLE TN 37210. We're providing the same services, but we have more room to operate - this means 50+ bays to service your vehicles and a massive...

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 11-17, 2022

Nearly every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources people need. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important time for America to pay respect and thank all the professional truck drivers for their hard...

Using Safety Technology Can Create a Safer Workplace for Your Drivers

Every time a truck 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 number of fatalities of any job, at a rate of 918 fatalities each year. According to the...
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 on the roadway. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that 1.5 million deer-related accidents occur annually. Deer are struck in three out of four accidents involving...

PREPARING FOR THE COLD WEATHER AHEAD!

PREPARING FOR THE COLD WEATHER AHEAD!

The first day of Fall was earlier this month, and now is the time to start preparing your operation for the cold weather ahead.  Your drivers should know what is required to keep their trucks running in winter. Fuel Additive Use during Cold Weather Conditions Fuel...

Applications Requested for Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program

Applications Requested for Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program

The application process remains open for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program (SDAP).  This is a three-year pilot program to assess whether 18-, 19- and 20-year-old drivers can safely operate commercial motor vehicles in...

Do I need a USDOT Number?

Do I need a USDOT Number?

This question comes up frequently from our customers and thought that this week we will address this.  This question usually is raised when we have a customer that is an INTRAstate carrier not subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)...

Idealease Safety Seminars

Idealease Safety Seminars

Idealease Will Present a Limited Number of Safety Seminars this Fall Idealease and the National Private Truck Council NPTC will again be hosting a limited number of safety seminars in the fall of 2022.  The one-day seminar this year will focus on new safety...

Brake Safety Week is Aug 21 – 27th

Brake Safety Week is Aug 21 – 27th

CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Aug 21-27, to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from our...

Customer Testimonial for Capacity Lease Program

Customer Testimonial for Capacity Lease Program

"From the initial phone call, I felt Cumberland was customer service oriented.  Their staff was professional and knowledgeable.  Most of all they listened to my needs and challenges I’ve had with other providers. " One of our Capacity Lease program customers sent us a...

Hypertension and Drivers

Hypertension and Drivers

Driver Health Question: I have sent my driver for a DOT physical and the doctor has issued a three-month certification due to the blood pressure (hypertension) of my driver. Can my driver continue to be qualified by seeing the physician every three months and...

Driver Shortage Remains A Concern

Driver Shortage Remains A Concern

The pressure on the trucking industry to help satisfy America’s growing consumption increases every year. Between now and 2027, the amount of freight moved by trucks is expected to jump by 27 percent.

Brake Safety Week is Aug. 21-27

Brake Safety Week is Aug. 21-27

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced Aug. 21-27 as the dates for this year’s Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake-safety inspection, enforcement and education initiative conducted by law enforcement jurisdictions in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. During Brake Safety Week, inspectors will conduct their usual North American Standard Level I and V Inspections and capture and report brake-related data to CVSA. The results will be released in the fall.

The Heat is On!

The Heat is On!

This crazy weather continues this year, and the Heat is setting record temperatures across North America.  Last week we discussed how the heat was impacting your trucks, today we will look at the impact to your drivers. What are you doing to protect your employees...

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 10-16, 2022

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 10-16, 2022

Operation Safe Driver Week Operation Safe Driver Week is a safe-driving awareness and outreach initiative aimed at improving the driving behaviors of passenger vehicle drivers and commercial motor vehicle drivers through educational and traffic enforcement strategies...

What CDL drivers should know about using CBD products

What CDL drivers should know about using CBD products

Positive drug tests account for 81% of the total violations reported in the Clearinghouse since January 6, 2020. As of May 1, 2021, marijuana has been detected in over half of all drug tests that have been filed in the Clearinghouse. It is important for all employees...

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 distracted driving can...

SCHOOLS ARE LETTING OUT, PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

SCHOOLS ARE LETTING OUT, PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

With Spring already here, many of us are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Many schools will be letting out in the next couple of weeks. There will be many children going to and from, and participating in, outdoor activities throughout the day. Adults, too, are taking advantage of the longer daylight hours, so let us all commit ourselves to stay alert and safe. Here are some safety tips for drivers I urge you to follow:

The last week of school is an exciting time for children, and they may become preoccupied and forget the rules of the road. Use extra caution when driving through school zones.
During those last few days of school, be aware that kids may arrive or leave school at different times throughout the day.
Remember that playground speed limits remain in effect year-round. Observe carefully when driving around playgrounds and parks. Small children are less predictable and harder to see than adults.
Watch for clues, a hockey net or ball in the road or on the sidewalk can mean kids are playing nearby. Pay attention and constantly anticipate the unexpected.
Always watch for small children as you’re backing up. Walk around your vehicle to ensure no kids or pets are behind it.
As you make your deliveries you will see children that would normally be in schools on bikes, skateboards, walking, etc. in parking lots, shopping centers, and crossing streets.

Driving In Springtime Weather

Driving In Springtime Weather

Turn Around Don’t Drown!

With the recent storms and flooding that have occurred this spring, drivers of any type of vehicle need to know road conditions can change rapidly with flash floods. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm-related hazard. Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Over half of all flood-related deaths, each year occur with victims inside vehicles. Many of the deaths occur in vehicles as they are swept downstream.

CLICK IT OR TICKET

CLICK IT OR TICKET

Seat belts have been proven to be one of the best ways to save your life in a crash. Yet many still do not buckle up. Worse still, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that will pass on to impressionable youth who, in turn, will think it is safe to not buckle up.The...

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