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Top Ways Truck Drivers Can Prevent Heat-Related Diseases

Posted by Amy Allee

on 7/21/16 8:56 AM

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The National Weather Service has warned of a dangerous heat wave consuming the United States. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect for much of the Plains, Mississippi Valley, Midwest and southern states throughout the weekend, according to the weather agency’s website. The forecast calls for heat indices in several states to reach as high as 115 degrees. Four people have already been killed in Texas due to the heat.

Though we recently published a blog article, Summer Safety Tips for CDL Drivers, we feel it is important to continue to share safety tips that can help truckers out in the dog days of summer. 

The NPTC published their latest safety letter focused on heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and we're including it below. Please take a moment to read and share with other truck drivers, and stay cool and safe out there!

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Summer Safety Tips For CDL Drivers

Posted by Amy Allee

on 7/15/16 10:00 AM

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There are a lot of articles written about safe driving tips for the winter months, and rightly so. Slick roads and darker days can provide a lot of hazards for CDL drivers. But summer also has its own set of challenges to both the driver and the truck. Warm weather and sunny skies can be just as dangerous for truck drivers.

Here are some important summer safety tips for CDL drivers:

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National Truck Driving Championships Comes To Indianapolis

Posted by Jeremy Reymer

on 7/7/16 10:30 AM

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Forget Rio – the Olympics comes to Indianapolis this summer! 

Save the date: August 10-13 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis

Some refer to this event as the “Super Bowl of Trucking”; others liken it to the Olympics.  But make no mistake:  The best truck drivers across the nation will gather in Indianapolis to compete for the prestige that comes with being named the best of the best at the National Truck Driving Championships. 

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted by Amy Allee

on 7/4/16 10:30 AM

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Happy Independence Day from Driving Ambition! Thank you to all the truckers that keep Amerca moving! We hope everyone has a great, and safe, day of celebration.

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HCC & Kentucky Trucking Association members partner for CDL training

Posted by Amy Allee

on 6/29/16 10:00 AM

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Lindsey Trent, Business Development Manager for Driving Ambition and member of the Kentucky Trucking Association, attended a press conference earlier this week announcing that the KTA and Hopkinsville Community College have partnered to help the college to expand its already successful CDL program.

Lindsey is on the committee that put this program/partnership together to help put more safe, qualified CDL drivers on the road. 

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Top Work Zone Safety Tips

Posted by Amy Allee

on 6/28/16 10:30 AM

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June is National Safety Month, but at Driving Ambition, we take safety seriously all year. We want to ensure the safety of our truck drivers, the safety of our client’s equipment and the safety of the motoring public. We have a responsibility to take care of the communities we serve.

In 2009, Driving Ambition formed a partnership with Vertical Alliance Group and their online training and information solution, Infinit-i. Infinit-i is a critical component of Driving Ambition’s on boarding and continuing CDL driver education. Jeremy Reymer, President & CEO of Driving Ambition, has even helped create some driver safety videos by narrating an Infinit-i video on Driving Thru Work Zones. We utilize these videos throughout our driver’s tenure to ensure the safest workforce we can.

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Focus On Tire Safety

Posted by Amy Allee

on 6/23/16 10:30 AM

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Earlier this month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted its 29th annual International Roadcheck, a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections. This year the inspectors placed a special emphasis on tire safety. 

Although the inspections are over, what can we learn from this special focus that will improve our safety on the road? 

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What Does Your Dad Do?

Posted by Gena Rowe

on 6/17/16 10:30 AM

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When you’re a kid, a question that gets asked a lot by grownups and other kids is, “What does your dad do?” My whole life my proud answer to that question has been “My dad is a truck driver!”

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Be Prepared! Tips For The 2016 International Roadcheck

Posted by Amy Allee

on 6/7/16 2:00 PM

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Annual International Roadcheck begins today, June 7th, and will continue through June 9th. This event is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles. Nearly 17 trucks or buses are inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during the 72-hour period. 

During the inspections, inspectors will primarily conduct full 37-step Level 1 inspections, the most thorough of inspections. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety (i.e., measuring the tire tread depth, checking the tire pressure, checking to make sure that no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tire to make sure that no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls of the tire). 

So how can you prepare? We've put together a list of tips to help you.

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Driving Ambition Team To Support The Progress House

Posted by Amy Allee

on 6/1/16 4:00 PM

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On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 several team members from Driving Ambition will participate in the 2016 Jim Malarney Memorial Progress House Golf Outing.

The Progress House provides hope for men seeking recovery.  It  is a 501(c)(3) private, not-for-profit organization located in Indianapolis, IN that began providing services in 1961.  The mission of the Progress House is to empower each of our residents to recover from addiction and re-enter society with the desire to lead productive and meaningful lives.

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