IDEALEASE NEWS

Idealease Team at Nashville Habitat for Humanity

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the Cumberland Idealease Team gathered for several hours at the Nashville Habitat for Humanity. They spent time organizing donations and have plans to go back!  

Annual DOT Inspection

The annual DOT Inspection is required of all CMV’s that have a GVWR of 10,001 lbs or more, as defined in the definition of a CMV in CFR 390.5 for interstate carriers with US DOT operating authority. For INTRAstate operators check with your state carrier enforcement...

Who is a Qualified Inspector?

The FMCSA defines an inspector in CFR 396.17 as a person who understands the inspection criteria set forth in 49 CFR Part 393 and Appendix G of this subchapter and can identify defective components. That person is knowledgeable of and has mastered the methods,...

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

Speeding was selected as the emphasis for this year's Operation Safe Driver week, scheduled for July 14-20 throughout North America. During the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event, law enforcement personnel are on the lookout for commercial motor...

CVSA’s 2019 International Roadcheck Enforcement Event to Take Place June 4-6 with Special Emphasis on Steering Components and Suspension Systems

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 32nd annual International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6, 2019. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of...

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...

Congress Bills Aimed at Reducing Driver Shortage Issue

Bills were reintroduced in Congress on February 26, 2019, to address driver shortage in the trucking industry and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers. The Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act seeks to...

FMCSA Grants Exemption for Cameras Instead of Mirrors

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to Stoneridge, Inc. to allow motor carriers to operate commercial motor vehicles with the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System (CMS) installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision...

Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports

It’s a relatively simple document that causes a lot of confusion in the motor carrier world: The driver vehicle inspection report — also known as the DVIR. The DVIR is very important for our Idealease service managers as this is the communication between your driver...

National Work Zone Awareness Week April 8-12, 2019

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. For more...

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"...

Protecting Your Drivers (or Yourself) from Extreme Cold

Cold weather precautions to prevent hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia occurs when the body's temperature falls below normal. Early and mild symptoms include: shivering, slurred speech, mental slowness or lethargy, muscular stiffness and clumsiness. Symptoms of...

Protecting Your Diesel Truck from Cold Weather

1. Diesel supplement should be added to the ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. 2. If you truck is equipped with an engine block heater it should be plugged in when the temperature is below 32 degrees. Trucks that are not utilized...

Safely Getting In or Out of a Commercial Motor Vehicle

Now is a good time to remind drivers to follow the 3 Point rule while getting in and out of their trucks. During the winter months footing conditions are compromised and the chance of slipping or falling is increased. The 3 Point rule is simply that you keep three out...

How to Properly Mark a Commercial Motor Vehicle

A common question about your commercial motor vehicle is “What size does the letters and numbers need to be on the placard or marking on the side of my commercial vehicle?” Ironically, there is NO size designation by measurement. Keep reading to determine how the...

Idealease Team at the Nashville Rescue Mission

Monday, January 14, 2019, Cumberland Idealease went and served at the Nashville Rescue Mission for their daily men’s lunch. They had around 350 men come through for a hot lunch. They serve around 1,800 meals daily. Nashville Rescue Mission relies heavily on volunteers...

Morgan Reynolds Taking Over Rental in Murfreesboro Area

Introducing Morgan Reynolds! She joined the Cumberland Idealease team in the fall of 2018 and has recently transitioned to our Murfreesboro shop to manage rental customers in the ‘Boro, taking over Taylor Minor’s customers. Please reach her at 615-761-7616.

Pedestrian Deaths Are At a 28 Year High

In 2017 there were 5,984 pedestrians killed. The last time we saw 6,000 pedestrians killed in one year was 1990 and ever since it has been on the decline until 2016. Don't be a “digital deadwalker”. A 2015 study by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds...

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