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Safety Culture: How to Build a Positive and Sustainable Culture for Your Company

Why Does Safety Culture Matter?  The trucking industry has been under scrutiny over the past couple of years. With discussions of increased accidents, regulations and lawsuit verdict sizes have increased.   When you look at the numbers, you can see that, while accident statistics are improving, there is still room for …

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What Leads to Distracted Driving Events

What Leads to Distracted Driving Events?  An average of 3,000 people are killed in accidents involving distracted driving each year. That’s about 9 people every day.  While most people think of cellphone use when they think of distracted driving, cellphones are not the only thing that causes distractions. Anything that …

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CSA violations

Top Driver CSA Violations and How to reduce them

Top Driver CSA Violations and How to Reduce Them  According to the American Transportation Research Institute, CSA violations come in at number six on the list of top 10 concerns in the trucking industry. It’s understandable that this is a top concern, when you consider that in 2021 there were …

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Improve Driver retention with Proper Expectations for New Drivers

Driver Expectations and Driver Retention Did you know that 50% of drivers will leave a company in the first six months because the job wasn’t what they expected? This driver retention issue is all about the culture of the company hiring. When it comes to hiring new drivers, you want …

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Accident Settlements and Verdicts

The Real Cost of Smaller Truck Accident Settlements and Verdicts

It’s not just nuclear verdicts that cause issues for the trucking industry. Smaller truck accident settlements and verdicts are on the rise and cost trucking companies a lot of money between the payouts, lost time in court, and the rising insurance rates. The Cost of Smaller Truck Accident Settlements and …

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6 Benefits of Online Training for Small Carriers

Transform Safety with Online Training Online training for truck drivers is a growing trend among motor carriers. Online options allow drivers to learn at their own pace without wasting time on long commutes and allows carriers to save money on training costs. This option can seem costly and time consuming …

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What Non-Fleet Trucking Companies Need to Know About Nuclear Verdicts

What to Know About Nuclear Verdicts You’ve heard many organizations within the trucking industry discuss how nuclear verdicts are causing issues for trucking companies. Many smaller non-fleet companies believe this issue won’t affect them, but it only takes one time for a nuclear verdict to destroy your trucking company. With …

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ELDT mandates

How You Can Make New ELDT Mandates Work for You

New ELDT Mandates for the Transportation Industry The new ELDT mandates affect all drivers seeking: Class A CDL Class B CDL Upgrade from Class B to Class A CDL School (S) Endorsement Passenger (P) Endorsement Hazardous Material (H) Endorsement All training must be completed through an organization listed on FMCSA’s …

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How do FMCSA Drug Testing Regulations Affect Non-Fleet Trucking Companies

The Effect of Drug Testing Regulations on The Trucking Industry With 72.5% of all freight in the U.S. being moved on highways, in the early 1990s congress decided there was a need for more oversight on drug and alcohol use in the transportation industry. This decision led to congress passing …

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