on 10/28/14 3:49 PM
on 10/15/14 2:09 PM
Next week, October 19–25, 2014, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and car drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week.
on 10/13/14 3:01 PM
It is deer season, and now is a good time to remind you of the dangers of animals in the roadway. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that, as a result of the booming deer population, 1.5 million deer-related accidents occur each year. Deer are struck in three out of four accidents involving animals. Nationally, collisions between deer and vehicles cause some $1.1 billion in vehicle damage, kill 150 people and injure another 29,000 people every year.
on 10/9/14 2:47 PM
Distracted driving has become a major contributor to traffic crashes, along with alcohol and excessive speed.
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
Text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver and is the most dangerous distraction. Texting while driving increases the risk of being involved in a crash 23 times more likely.
The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses. On this page, you'll find facts and statistics that are powerfully persuasive. If you don't already think distracted driving is a safety problem, please take a moment to learn more.
on 10/6/14 11:24 AM
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, today unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry.
on 9/30/14 1:07 PM
Truck drivers are a key element of transportation capacity. We agree with the Trucking Moves America Forward movement: trucks are critical to our national and global economy, to our families, to our businesses, and so much more. Nearly every period of economic growth is accompanied by a driver shortage. Five years into the U.S. economic recovery, most trucking companies would agree that attracting, hiring and retaining drivers is more difficult now than ever before.
on 9/29/14 11:25 AM
The three most important things fleet executives should be monitoring are the economy, freight growth and the re-regulation of the trucking industry, FTR president Eric Starks explained during a recent industry forecaster’s State of Freight Webinar.
on 9/24/14 9:39 AM
In a survey recently published by National Retail Systems Inc., it's no surprise that 79 percent of the thousands of drivers polled nationwide agreed that salary was most important when choosing a job. But that's not all...
on 9/19/14 4:24 PM
Hats off to you for another round of exceptional performance earlier this summer during Roadcheck 2014. On June 3-5, 2014, commercial motor vehicle inspectors across North America completed 73,475 truck and bus inspections during International Roadcheck 2014, the annual 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event carried out by members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
on 9/17/14 10:54 AM