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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...

Delaying CDL Skills Testing Impacts U.S. Economy by $1.5 Billion

Delays in skills testing for new commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers negatively impacts the U.S. economy by $1.5 billion annually, according to new research from the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA). The study, "Economic Impact of Wait Times for...

Tips for Truck Driving in Cold Weather Conditions

Diesel additive should be added to the ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. If your 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 should be...

Fuel Additive Use During Cold Weather Conditions

As colder weather approaches you need to use fuel additives to prevent fuel jelling. Fuel additive should be added anytime the ambient temperature is below 32 degrees F. Power Service and Penray are popular manufactures of fuel additives and both companies have two...

NIOSH: Truck Stops Lack Healthy Options For Drivers

Truck stops provide basic needs for drivers, but they often lack in areas that help drivers maintain a healthier lifestyle, according to research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Researchers visited a sample of 16 truck stops in...

Improving Driver Health

Driving a truck can make healthy living a difficult challenge but not impossible. A lack of physical activity and fast food dining can add up to a health risk at any age. Make healthy fast food choices by sticking to these simple ground rules: Eat a variety of foods...

Brake Safety Week Cites Nearly 5,000 CMVs For Violations

Nearly 5,000 commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) with critical brake violations were removed from the road during Brake Safety Week, September 16-22, throughout the United States and Canada. Law enforcement personnel conducted 35,080 inspections on CMVs throughout the...

The All-New International CV Series is Here

It's here! The CV is rolling out today! The International® CV™ Series – the only class 4/5 truck designed, distributed and supported by a manufacturer that specializes in commercial trucks. The CV is designed for any vocation that requires commercial-grade...

How Drivers Can Impact Tire Cost and Tire Safety

Next to Fuel, Tires Have Been and Will Continue to Be the Number One Maintenance Issue Facing Fleets Today Drivers can have an enormous impact on your tire expenses and their safety during a pre-trip inspection as well as while they are on the road. During the pre and...

OMB Seeks Input on US-Canada Regulatory Reform

The Office of Management and Budget seeks public input on how the Federal Government, under the auspices of the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, may reduce or eliminate unnecessary regulatory differences between the United States and Canada. 83...

Hair-Testing of Truck Drivers Will Be Allowed Under New Law

President Trump signed into law on Oct. 24 legislation aimed at combating the nation’s opioid crisis that contains provisions on hair testing for illegal drug use that have been long sought by trucking lobbies. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which passed both...

FMCSA Rule Interpretation

Question 1: May windshields and side windows be tinted? Guidance: Yes, as long as the light transmission is not restricted to less than 70 percent of normal (refer to the American Standards Association publication Z26.1-1966 and Z26.1a-1969). Question 2: May a decal...

Halloween Driving “Tricks” to Keep Everyone Safe

To help everyone bring home treats — not tragedies — follow these tips for a safe Halloween: Stay Focused - Focus on your driving. A single distraction could lead to a tragedy. Drive Below the Speed Limit - Stay well below the posted speed limit. Look for Darting Kids...

Preparing for Winter Driving Conditions

Step 1: Make sure that your truck is prepared for winter driving. Tires are the most important aspect of keeping your vehicle under control in snow and ice condition. Traction tires on the drive axle(s) of the truck with ample tread depth provides the best control in...

Winter Tips to Follow Concerning the Vehicle

Winter Tips to Follow 1. Blended fuel purchased or a diesel supplement is added to the fuel tanks as temperatures creep below 32 degrees. 2. Make sure the unit block heaters are plugged in when unit is not in use during the winter months. 3. Initial start up each day...

States Asked to Accept Older DOT Medical Certificates

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has changed its position on the use of recently expired Medical Examiner's Certificates. On October 4, 2018, the agency announced that it had told state driver's licensing agencies (SDLAs) to reject drivers'...

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