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Earth Day 2022 #InvestInOurPlanet in Transportation and ESG

Posted by Elizabeth Gomez - Marketing Manager on 4/22/22 10:32 AM
How is your company and fleet affecting the environment and how can you help!
It is estimated that over a billion people participate in  Earth Day  every year, making it the largest secular observance in the world. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. It sparked an environmental movement that led to the creation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) later that year. Earth Day was also influential in passing environmental legislation like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Education Act, and more. 
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Topics: Trucking Environmental Sustainability, Fleet Safety, Truck Fleet Analytics, Fleet Management, Fleet Optimization, GHG, Fuel Economy

Transportation Tips: How to Protect your Drivers this Winter

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 12/20/21 5:19 PM

Winter weather brings so many challenges, especially to those in the transportation industry.
The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year.  Your drivers are the first line of defense in winter maintenance for your fleet’s tractors, and keeping your equipment safe is also important – as we outlined in a previous blog.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management, Truck Fleet Operations

CVSA Annual Brake Safety Week Planned for August 22-28, 2021 - Is Your Fleet Ready?

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 8/19/21 9:55 PM

What do you think the most important operating component of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is? Although there are many, the most important one is the part that makes the equipment stop - the brakes!!!!! It is critical that brakes operate properly at all times to ensure maximum safety. The braking system on CMV’s is designed for tough conditions, but like anything, it must be inspected and maintained carefully and consistently. By doing this, the brake system will operate properly throughout the life of the truck.

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Topics: Fleet Safety

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS: PROPER PLACEMENT OF WARNING DEVICES (TRIANGLES)

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 7/20/21 9:20 AM

Proper placement of Warning Devices such as triangles when stopped or out of service on the side of the road is imperative to keeping you and other motorists safe. When placed correctly, Warning Devices can help save you and others from danger and or life-threatening injuries.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

CVSA 2021 INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK STARTS MAY 4TH; GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL INSPECTION!

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 4/27/21 12:46 PM

On February 2, 2021, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the date for this year’s International Road check. It is set to take place May 4th - May 6th Over the 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial vehicles and drivers.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

Fleet Maintenance Tips – Is your tire maintenance up to par for the winter?

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 12/23/20 10:45 AM

We are all familiar with drivers that swear by their method of checking tire pressures, such as the wooden club or a small baseball bat and the penny for checking tread depths. But there is no better substitute for a tire pressure and tire depth gauge.

Insufficient tire inflation pressure during the wintertime will cause many headaches for drivers and dispatchers come springtime and as temperatures begin to rise.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

Driver Winter Safety Tips for Optimum Fleet Maintenance

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 12/4/20 10:45 AM

It is that time of year again - the temperature is dropping, the snow is falling, and a long winter is coming. Winter is a difficult season for those in the transportation industry, as hazardous road conditions create a dangerous driving environment for drivers. The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year.  

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

CVSA 2020 INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK STARTS SEPT 9; GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL INSPECTION!

In March 2020, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the postponement of International Roadcheck due to the coronavirus pandemic, with new dates to be determined. CVSA has now rescheduled International Roadcheck for Sept. 9-11.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

TRANSPORTATION TIPS: FLEETS' & DRIVERS' GUIDE FOR THE WINTER

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 11/12/19 12:07 PM

It is that time of year again - the temperature is dropping, the snow is falling, and a long winter is coming. Winter is a difficult season for those in the transportation industry, as hazardous road conditions create a dangerous driving environment for drivers. The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year.  

SO WHAT MEASURES CAN YOUR FLEET TAKE TO BEAT OLD MAN WINTER AND AVOID THESE EXPENSES?

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Topics: Fleet Safety

NPTC Driver Safety Letter June 2019

stop. trains can't.

We all need to take greater care at highway-rail grade crossings. A highway-rail grade crossing is an intersection where a roadway crosses railroad tracks at the same level or grade. Such crossings may be encountered on both public and private roads. There are more than 250,000 such crossings in the U.S. Although the highway safety picture has improved considerably over the last decade, still too many people are killed and injured every year at grade crossings. Of all the highway-rail grade crossing incidents annually, around 500 involve trucks or tractor-trailers. This translates to an average of about 10 per week. 

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management, Truck Fleet Operations