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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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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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