safety

Round-up: Best safety device — you; Answering an ELD-exemption question

No safety tech can be an effective substitute for the ship captain: "No matter how fancy , no matter how new, the best safety device in your truck is you." --Reader Paul Maine ALSO: Isolated farm-equipment haul prompts ELD mandate question.

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A corrective to ‘bubble-wrapped’ driving syndrome

A tip from Mustang's Trucking -- don't try to read a book while going down the road -- applicable whether your truck is "bubble-wrapped" with auto-braking and lane-departure-warning tech or not ...

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The decline of human civilization began with ‘safety concerns’

"Hey y'all, guess what? You can pump your own gasoline in Oregon now. Legally, even." ... How 'safety' was used to justify retention of the self-service ban over the years ...

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CVSA driver-of-the-year nomination deadline Jan. 12

Fewer than two weeks remain before the deadline for the 2018 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) program conducted by the trucking industry/enforcement partnership that is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Nomination packets must be received by next Friday, Jan. 12, CVSA emphasizes.

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RJ Taylor, trucker and founder of Ol’Blue, USA, has passed at age 75

RJ Taylor's 1950s Ol'Blue KW was part of the bedrock under his Ol'Blue, USA nonprofit -- the USA stood for United Safety Alliance, his own self-styled effort, working with a multiplicity of partners, to teach road safety to schoolchildren and the motoring public and bring together truckers and law enforcement.

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I’ll take ‘Education and Training’ for the safety, Alex

"Any coherent business owner will tell you education and training are your most important safety features, in any setting, commercial or otherwise. ... How is this being left out of the safety discussion?"

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OOIDA requests ELD mandate exemption for small businesses with no at-fault crash history

If granted, the exemption would include only such situated carriers who "do not have a Carrier Safety Rating of 'Unsatisfactory,' and can document a proven history of safety performance with no attributable at-fault crashes,'"

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A four-wheeler is a four-wheeler? Glen Brannon presents ‘Indiana State Police driving skills’

Watch out! There's a trooper coming out of the breakdown lane and he's not too worried that your truck's one lane over ... Today's Dashcam Central entry shows it pays to move over for police at the roadside, in more ways than one.

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Following along with the FMCSA

"Hi kids, and welcome to the first and only episode of 'Following along with the FMCSA.' Today our host, Dilly McDoodle, will talk about a few new rules and regulations the gubmint makes the general public believe increase productivity and safety on the highways of North America!"

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The double-billion burger they refuse to eat

"Pro-ELD propaganda does not address the true safety issue in the industry, and that is the sense that every driver is disposable. There's always another. (Thin mint, sir? No thank you. Bring me a bucket.)"

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