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... Mirroring elements of the classroom scene in the Top Gun movie, Arbeiter told Fleet Owner he uses Lytx DriveCam in-cab video clips automatically captured during hard braking and other safety incidents to conduct “pre-flight” and “post-flight” briefings for CEI’s drivers.
“We’re looking for little things that will help us eliminate accidents, protect our drivers, and save money,” he explained.
“Take our owner-operators; that truck is their business, their livelihood, and I am paying to protect it,” he said. “They were stand-offish at first but then I showed a video of a woman deliberately backing up into one of our owner-operators in Florida. She gets out claiming he ran into her, claiming she’s hurt, and all he says is ‘I’ve got it all on video.’ And she gets back into her car and takes off. The video just saved his livelihood.”
Hey I am Derick and I used to take care of my own 2290s since 2010 when I found electronic filing that easy than going downtown to a local IRS office.
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Brand new truck tires are expensive. What should you know about retread tires? You can save money but what else is at stake?
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) calculates that highway traffic congestion cost the trucking industry $49.6 billion in 2014; a monetary figure resulting from delays totaling more than 728 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,500 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for a working year.
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The scraps of metal covered over a mile on Interstate 70 and left about 50 drivers with flat tires. The trucker's company agreed to pay for damages.
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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced its annual International Roadcheck, which will take place June 7-9, will have a special emphasis on tire safety this year.
Inspectors will be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tires to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls. Checking tires is part of a normal inspection, but CVSA is highlighting tire safety during the blitz as a reminder to drivers and carriers, the organization said.
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has anyone figured out a way to close the gap between the truck and trailer to reduce the wind drag there ? ----- Response from Vicki: Hi, Murray. Thanks
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Truck drivers could lose 50-65% of their pension payment on July 1st
Hundreds of thousands of retired truck drivers could lose out on more than half of their pension payments in the next few months, because of a bill passed by lawmakers in Washington 2 years ago.
The Multi-Employer Pension Reform Act was a part of the Omnibus Spending Bill in 2014, which will cut pension payments to retired truck drivers, who rely on the Central States Pension Fund, anywhere between 50% and 65% on July 1st.
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Paying drivers by the hour instead of the mile has been discussed for years, and often dismissed. However, recent developments are moving it into the mainstream. -
Owner-operator Joe Ammons, among others, has taken that ideal further by advocating for repeal of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemption of interstate transportation workers from federal overtime pay requirements, an action the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, among others, supports. If such a move was made at the highest levels of government, where it saw some action with a 2014 recommendation from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, the end result might well be an hourly model, at least for company drivers.
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... “As the majority of commercial vehicle drivers and carriers operate safely and responsibly, only a small percentage of commercial vehicles are stopped either on the road or at the vehicle inspection stations,” Fikowski said. “When they are stopped, it is often due to an observed violation.”
Out-of-service safety items are the most common issues CVE officers find and issue fines for.
Fikowski said the main issues are brake systems, speeding, lighting, cargo securement and suspension components.
“Most of these offences would also result in the vehicle or driver being placed out of service and having to correct the defect prior to being allowed back on the road,” Fikowski said. It all comes down to safety.
“While some out of service defects may be fixed relatively easily,” Fikowski said, “if there is even the smallest potential that it could put the safety of the driver or others on the roadway at risk, we have to take that seriously.”
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Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service [will] become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the text of the rule. A couple of these points will be of particular interest to really small carriers and independents.
1. Self-certified doesn't mean compliant.
4. What happens during Inspections.
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