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Distracted Driving Real Danger

By TSSSAFETY | June 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Distracted Driving Real Danger

If you feel like you’re seeing more people driving distracted, you’re not alone. A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that nearly 88 percent of drivers believe distracted  driving is worse than it was three years ago, with nearly 50 percent reporting that they regularly see drivers emailing or texting while…

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2019 International Roadcheck June 4-6

By TSSSAFETY | May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 International Roadcheck June 4-6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with around 17 trucks and buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. Each year, International Roadcheck places…

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Know your space: Space Bubble

By TSSSAFETY | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Know your space: Space Bubble

Properly managing the space in front, behind and to the sides of a vehicle is the sign of a skilled professional driver. Yet, to reach any destination safely, drivers must monitor the space around their vehicle in ALL directions, including above and below.  Space Above & Below Of all the space around a vehicle, it’s…

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The Growing Legalization of Marijuana vs. DOT-Regulated Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

By TSSSAFETY | May 22, 2019 | Comments Off on The Growing Legalization of Marijuana vs. DOT-Regulated Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

As more states legalize the sale and use of marijuana, questions continue to arise about whether drug testing protocols will change for DOT-regulated drivers. So far, 29 states in the U.S., along with Washington D.C., have approved the drug for medicinal and/or recreational use. So, if you’re a CMV driver living or working in a…

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The Move Over Law

By TSSSAFETY | May 17, 2019 | Comments Off on The Move Over Law

Every year, first responders are killed or injured while providing emergency services on the side of the nation’s roadways. On average, one tow truck driver is killed every six days, one law enforcement officer is killed every month, and five firefighters die annually after being struck by passing vehicles. While the Move Over Law is…

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Road Debris: A Deadly Hazard

By TSSSAFETY | May 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Road Debris: A Deadly Hazard

Furniture, lumber, luggage, mattresses, tire treads, coolers and appliances are just some of the items littering our nation’s roadways. But, road debris is more than unsightly…it’s dangerous.  There are precautions, however, that drivers can take to help avoid road debris accidents: Scan the road as far ahead as possible to help spot debris. Watch the…

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A.I.D.E.

By TSSSAFETY | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on A.I.D.E.
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Vehicle Control and Driving Position

By TSSSAFETY | April 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Vehicle Control and Driving Position
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Eyestrain 101

By TSSSAFETY | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Eyestrain 101

Whether it’s a work computer, a home laptop or our ever-present smartphones, chances are you stare at some type of screen for hours each day. This can lead to vision problems. “Focusing on tiny type for hours on end can cause eyestrain, fatigue and headaches,” the American Academy of Ophthalmology cautions. “Staring at screens for…

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The Art of Professionalism

By TSSSAFETY | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on The Art of Professionalism

Dealing With Others – As a driver you are an ambassador for your company to the general public. People will often make snap decisions on how you present yourself and their impression of you can quickly lose or gain business for your company. Whether you’re dealing with the customers you transport, a Department of Transportation…

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