distraction

Are driving skills about to be devalued?

Our industry has spent years on the hard sell that safe driving is truly a skilled profession. It’s sad to imagine the long-haul more akin to Homer Simpson, watching gauges at the power plant.

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Ctrl + Alt + Del won’t erase stupidity

A word on safety after another truck-school bus accident: "Maybe all the regulations have muddled the original idea, but the basic concept is pretty dang simple: 'eyes on the road, mind on the load.'"

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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

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Reasons for the rise in truck-occupant crash deaths

Readers weigh in on root causes after NHTSA's examination of crash statistics showed a sharp rise in truck occupant crash fatalities (20 percent) between 2010 and 2011.

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