Category: Transportation

Alarming Findings on the Risk of Insufficient Sleep

Yes, we know you’re busy. Work is crazy, and holiday obligations are stacking up. If you’re tempted to find more time in your day by cutting down on sleep, you might want to think again. Get the facts here and share them with your employees.

Seat Belt Use Reaches All-Time High

The federal government reports that seat belt use in the United States has reached its highest level since regular national surveys began in 1994. How much of a difference does seat belt use matter? Keep reading to find out.

FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse

On December 2, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers. The clearinghouse database will serve as a central repository containing records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.

Road Rage Is On the Rise. Are Your Drivers at Risk?

A road rage altercation allegedly led to the shooting death of 24-year-old Jesus Benitez-Jaimez on July 14, 2016. Benitez-Jaimez had pulled off the road in Panorama City, exited his vehicle, and walked back to confront the driver of another car behind him. When he approached the other driver’s window, Benitez-Jaimez was shot multiple times. He […]

DOT: Traffic Deaths Are on the Rise

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) shows a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015, the last year studied. Get details here and take steps to make sure you’re not contributing to the increase.

Are You Up to Date on the Requirements for Shipping Lithium Batteries?

Confused? It’s not surprising considering that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has revised its hazardous material regulations (HMRs) for shipping lithium cells and batteries several times over the past 2 years. The DOT has added Proper Shipping Names and Identification Numbers to the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) and revised packaging, including labeling, requirements for […]