In anticipation of the upcoming deadline for motor carriers to transition from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record driver hours of service, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is conducting a public education and outreach effort. The ELD Implementation National Tour, taking place through November, is geared towards helping commercial motor […]
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are more large trucks and buses on America’s roadways than ever before. Nearly 12 million registered commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are operating in the United States today. Those vehicles must share the road with more than 251 million registered passenger vehicles (according to 2014 figures […]
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has partnered with AAA and two industry groups, the American Bus Association and the American Trucking Association, to expand its Our Roads, Our Safety campaign. The campaign, which initially […]
What is the most hazardous task your workers will do today? If you’re in a high-hazard industry, you might think it’s operating a dangerous piece of machinery or working at heights. If your industry is less dangerous, maybe it’s a job that requires heavy lifting. However, there’s a good chance that the most dangerous thing […]
Do you know your general service tank cars from your cryogenic liquid tank cars? Do you know your refrigerated liquefied gases from your liquefied compressed gases? If your facility handles hazardous materials in tank cars, you should!
A GPS fleet tracking system can improve your fuel efficiency, vehicle maintenance, and work flow. But the information provided by such a system can also be used to protect human life, enhance the safety of your personnel, and defend the integrity of your business. Here’s how a GPS fleet tracking program can make a significant […]
Companies with large fleets, like package delivery companies, police departments, and public transportation providers, have long used GPS-based fleet tracking systems to closely monitor their vehicles. Fleet tracking offers companies a more efficient way to track and dispatch drivers. In addition, they can save employers time and money and improve environmental performance by reducing fuel […]
State motor vehicle crash reports from across the United States do not fully capture critical data needed to understand the rise in roadway fatalities, according to a recent report. Keep reading to learn more.
Summer’s fast approaching, and school is almost out. Lots of teenagers are looking for work. Here are some guidelines to follow if any of those kids you are hiring will be driving on the job.
When you understand the costs of motor vehicle accidents to your company, you will want to take steps to control the costs. Today we will look at some case studies of how some companies implemented practices that reduced motor vehicle accidents and helped contain costs associated with driving on the job.