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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...

Tips to Walk Safely in Crowds During This Busy Holiday Season

Holiday Season Tips to help pedestrians stay injury free, when walking indoors and outdoors, especially during this busy holiday season: If you must use headphones or other electronic devices, maintain a volume where you can still hear the sounds of traffic and your...

Can We Talk and Walk At the Same Time?

One of the challenges in combatting distracted walking may be that Americans are overly confident in their ability to multitask. When asked why they walk distracted, 48% of respondents say “they just don’t think about it,” 28% feel “they can walk and do other things,”...

FMCSA Seeks Approval for Study on Truck Maintenance and Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has submitted an Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget seeking approval to conduct a study on truck and bus maintenance requirements and their impact on safety. 83 Fed. Reg. 60946...

FMCSA Comments on Exemption for Camera Mounting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice requesting public comment on an application for exemption from SmartDrive Systems, Inc. to allow an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems camera to be mounted lower in the windshield than is currently...

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'...

Idealease Safety & Compliance Seminar Pictures

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California to Require Entry-Level Driver Training

Though not included in the Federal Entry-Level Driver Training regulation that is set to go into effect on February 7th, 2020, a minimum number of behind-the-wheel training hours will soon be required of entry-level drivers in California. Recently enacted legislation...

Do I Need a CDL License to Operate That Truck?

Answer: The regulations that address this question are found in FMCSA CFR 383.3. §383.3 Applicability. (a) The rules in this part apply to every person who operates a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate, foreign, or intrastate commerce, to all employers of...

FMCSA Extends ELD Exemption For Agricultural Transporters

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended an exemption for transporters of livestock and insects to have an electronic logging device (ELD). FMCSA said the exemption was extended through Dec. 7, 2018, and will remain in place until further...

Drug-Free Workplace Week October 15th-20th

The U.S. Department of Labor is encouraging public and private community organizations to participate in the 5th annual Drug-Free Work Week, which will occur Oct. 15 to 20. This public awareness campaign, held each October, emphasizes the importance of drug-free...

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