safety

Highway safety report card ranks Ill., Ore., D.C. as best and South Dakota as worst

A nationwide survey has ranked Illinois, Oregon and the District of Columbia the best and South Dakota the worst in adoption of highway safety laws.

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Be your own boss: 14 ‘do or die’ compliance duties

Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.

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Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splits

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

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FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

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Video: Seeing that you’re driving blind

The video shows that what is superficially doing two things at once – driving and talking on the phone – is really just switching between two activities.

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These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in order: my spouse, a friend, my mother. If you’re wondering about that leading “spouse” response, women were slightly more likely to choose “my husband” than men were to choose their wives. The survey was done by Insure.com, which  provides information on auto ...

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Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheeler

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

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Road rage trivia, including the worst cities

The road rage infographic, compiled by bestcounselingdegrees.net, is based on a compilation of data, including each city’s accident rates, commuter time and reported road rage incidents.

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The best – and worst – foods to gobble while driving

Let’s hear it for the humble candy bar. A survey from Insure.com finds that it’s the best food to eat while driving. French fries ranked a close second, only one percentage point behind the candy bar. (My favorite bar, by the way, is Snickers. Great taste and texture, fills you up, and the peanuts provide a little protein. In fact, a Snickers feels like a great dessert masquerading as a protein bar without the yucky condensed oatmeal ...

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