“Safety Photo of the Day” – Bridge Strikes

   Bridge Strikes & GPS Why is FMCSA concerned about bridge strikes? Why is FMCSA concerned about truck and bus drivers’ use of GPS navigation systems? What is the penalty for failing to comply with a posted route restriction along a roadway? What tips is FMCSA providing for the safe use of GPS navigation systems? … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – Bridge Strikes

Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

The motivation behind the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative is clear – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state partners and the transportation industry want to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. The Department of Transportation (DOT) calls it a “change to save lives,” and that’s something everyone can support. Let’s review … Continue reading Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

E-log Mandate, Driver Database Rules Expected In January 2014, Per DOT Report

A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices is expected to be published in the Federal Register Jan. 29, according to a monthly Department of Transportation report, which says the rule is projected to clear the White House’s Office of Management and Budget January. 17, 2014 The report also says the rule will … Continue reading E-log Mandate, Driver Database Rules Expected In January 2014, Per DOT Report

New Safety Product! – “TruTouch Alcohol Detection & Deterrent System

Watch the video above that features the CEO of Coca Cola Bottling Co, of Santa Fe, NM discussing his company’s adoption of TruTouch.  You will find that TruTouch resolved some really important issues and contributed to a much safer workplace.     The webpage for TruTouch is http://www.tttinc.com.   TruTouch Technologies is commercializing a novel, optically based, … Continue reading New Safety Product! – “TruTouch Alcohol Detection & Deterrent System

Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Always Know Your Trucks Clearance Height and Make Sure It Will Clear A Bridge Overpass! OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. … Continue reading Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

Featured By: C&S Blog Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals or GHS as it is referred to. GHS is a standard classifying system allowing a global universal way to label hazardous chemicals. This system has been the norm in Europe and Asia and slowly drifted to the west and in 2012 the United … Continue reading GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

What Can Happen With A Distracted Driver – Caution: Graphic Video

This video seems to have a viral history across the internet and I'm told this occurred on a highway in Russia. None the less, watch the vehicle directly ahead of the vehicle filming this.  While we don't know the cause of the vehicle losing control.... for obvious reasons, this should be  a warning to us … Continue reading What Can Happen With A Distracted Driver – Caution: Graphic Video

Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes

Kevin Jones WASHINGTON — Congress once again is looking into the CSA program, and the trucking industry once again has sent representatives to the Capital to point out shortcomings and ask for changes. The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee convened Sept.13 and heard from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the trucking industry, law enforcement … Continue reading Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes