This year, the 72-hour, stepped-up enforcement effort, which highlights the importance of commercial motor vehicle safety through roadside inspections, will focus on the category of driver requirements. In the past, International Roadcheck usually took place during the first week of June. However, this year, the event was moved up by one month, when the weather…

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In order to have an accident, involving you and another vehicle, the two vehicles need to come into contact. It makes sense then, to do whatever is reasonable to reduce the chances of this unfortunate contact. The most obvious way to do this is to keep away from other vehicles! The further away you are…

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Rear end collisions can cause severe vehicle damage and result in serious injuries. Braking early to alert the driver behind is one way to reduce the chances of getting hit from behind but are there other strategies? What else can you do to prevent another driver from running into you from behind? While you may…

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Over 40% of fatalities happen at intersections because there is so much activity and vehicle interactions but there are a few simple habits that can help you to reduce the risk of an intersection crash. What types of crashes happen at intersections? Rear end collisions. Turning right conflicts with vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. Turning left…

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Even the best drivers can let their driving deteriorate when their attitude starts to slide. What attitudes can turn a normally good driver into a risk-taking one? A feeling that everyone is out to get me or hold me up. Judgements about other driver’s actions “everyone else is a lousy driver” that leads to frustration.…

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FMCSA Provided Tips for the Safe Use of GPS Navigation Systems Select an electronic navigation system intended for use by truck and bus drivers Before drivers begin their trip, they should type in all relevant information about their vehicles so the system can provide the appropriate route Follow the route recommended by the navigation system,…

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Reduce your speed. Slowing down is the most important thing to do when driving on ice and snow. High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. You should never be driving faster than 45mph in any vehicle when roads are icy – not even on highways! In many cases, much…

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If you are forced to stop your commercial motor vehicle on a highway or shoulder of a highway for anything other than necessary traffic stops, as the driver, you are required to warn others of your presence using the emergency warning devices kept on your unit. In the event it is necessary to make an…

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If driver attentiveness is important during the day, it is even more so during the twilight and nighttime hours. Not only is your vision severely limited after dark, but your depth perception, color recognition and peripheral vision become compromised the moment the light starts to fade. Add to this driver fatigue, and the dangers of…

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