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

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer on 8/19/21 9:55 PM
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TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS: PROPER PLACEMENT OF WARNING DEVICES (TRIANGLES)

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer 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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CVSA 2021 INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK STARTS MAY 4TH; GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL INSPECTION!

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer 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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Fleet Maintenance Tips – Is your tire maintenance up to par for the winter?

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer 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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Driver Winter Safety Tips for Optimum Fleet Maintenance

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer 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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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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TRANSPORTATION TIPS: FLEETS' & DRIVERS' GUIDE FOR THE WINTER

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer 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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NPTC Driver Safety Letter June 2019

Posted by Katerina Jones - Sr. Director on 6/13/19 9:05 AM

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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CVSA 2019 International Roadcheck Starts June 4; Your Fleet Safety Checklist!

The annual CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) International Roadcheck will take place this year beginning June 4 – 6, 2019.  This is the 32nd year for this event, known to be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.  The organization has on record that that nearly 17 trucks or buses are inspected every minute across North America during this 72-hour period! Here is some helpful fleet safety information to start educating your drivers about this event and its importance in assuring safe commercial vehicle operations, along with information in regards to the roadside inspection program. 

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CVSA 2018 International Roadcheck Starts June 5; Your Fleet Safety Checklist!

Fleet Advantage Safety Tips - 2018 International Roadcheck HOSThe annual CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) International Roadcheck will take place this year beginning June 5 – 7, 2018.  This is the 31st year for this event, known to be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.  The organization has on record that that nearly 15 trucks or buses are inspected every minute across North America during this 72-hour period! Here is some helpful fleet safety information to start educating your drivers about this event and its importance in assuring safe commercial vehicle operations, along with information in regards to the roadside inspection program. 

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