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Why Celebrate For Just A Week When You Can Celebrate All Year?

Posted by Amy Allee

on 9/12/16 4:49 PM

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To kick off the National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Driving Ambition held a company picnic at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana. The event brought together staff, drivers and their families to celebrate the people that keep Driving Ambition moving forward - our drivers. But at Driving Ambition, we believe that a week of celebration and appreciation just isn't enough.

At the event Jeremy Reymer, President & CEO, announced Driving Ambition's "Year of the Driver."

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The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Posted by Clint Hanner

on 9/7/16 10:30 AM

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Due to increased awareness of the issues and consequences related to drinking and driving, the amount of incidents related with this crime have dramatically decreased. However, drinking and driving is still a very serious issue. Each day there are 3,200 people arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Have A Safe And Happy Labor Day!

Posted by Amy Allee

on 9/5/16 10:30 AM

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Happy Labor Day from all of us at Driving Ambition. We hope you have a great day!

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Building Stronger Families Through Fun Activities

Posted by T.J. Cunningham

on 8/29/16 10:00 AM

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August is National Family Fun month.  This is a good time to reflect on your family and build stronger relationships – all while having fun! You can choose many activities to do as a family, and through those activities you can help build a stronger family.

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Red Light Safety Tips For Truck Drivers

Posted by Amy Allee

on 8/25/16 10:00 AM

 

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, running a red light happens all too frequently and is often deadly. In 2014, 709 people were killed and an estimated 126,000 were injured in crashes that involved running a red light. Put it another way – more than one out of five traffic accidents are the result of drivers running red lights. If that wasn’t bad enough, deaths caused by running red lights are increasing at three times the rate as all other fatal car crashes. 

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ATRI Seeking Your Input On Top Industry Concerns

Posted by Amy Allee

on 8/15/16 10:00 AM

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Now in its 12th year, the 2016 Top Industry Issues Survey is being conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) to identify the critical issues confronting our industry and to develop strategies for addressing these issues now and in the future.  

Your opinion is vital to stakeholders who are working to ensure the long-term health of our industry.

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Driving Ambition's Biggest Fans

Posted by Amy Allee

on 8/12/16 8:06 AM

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August 11th was National Son's and Daughter's Day, but at Driving Ambition we feel like every day is Son's and Daughter's Day! Our kids (grandkids, nephews and nieces, furbabies) are the biggest joys of our lives. 

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What Are Truckers' Risks Of Getting Heart Disease?

Posted by Amy Allee

on 8/5/16 10:30 AM

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A recent report, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, found that men are 15 lbs. heavier today than 20 years ago, and women are now more than 16 lbs. heavier. In fact, more than two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese in our country.

If that is the average, what do you think the statistics of a truck driver are?

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What Is Human Trafficking And How Can Truckers Help Stop It?

Posted by Clint Hanner

on 7/26/16 9:25 AM

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Though it may not always feel like it, we are currently living in the safest time in all of human history. That being said, there are still issues that need to be addressed in our society. Just one of those issues is the issue of Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking has plagued humanity for thousands of years and impacts everyone across the globe.

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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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