This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 24, 2020.
We welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback on the items of your choice below.
Lytx recently sent an email in which they stated, "October is... the National Safety Council's official distracted awareness month. This issue impacts everyone on the road, so we put together a plethora of resources to help you tackle this issue."
Speaking of distracted driving, we learned how Police [ticketed] 32 drivers for using phones to record fatal 3 semi truck crash
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been cracking down:
Always, always, always engage your brain and don't rely on technology -- especially technology that is not designed for big rigs -- when you're driving a big truck!
To keep you informed, here's the most recent news about autonomous vehicles:
What information is included in the FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?
If you find inaccurate information, how can you dispute it?
Also, check out this article:
What medications can cost you your CDL?
Here are some of the most recent articles about the economy from the perspective of the trucking industry:
Should passengers be on roads where they are prohibited? NO!
I posted this on Facebook on October 22:
Aren't there signs along that interstate prohibiting pedestrians?
The image linked here is from Wikipedia and the file name is Freeway Entrance Sign Minnesota.
Yet, one trucker is facing charges for driving into gathered protesters who were on an interstate highway in Minneapolis, Minnesota!
Oh, Father, God, please vindicate this trucker, I pray!
Please do everything you can to protect yourself and your truck from violence.
Please be careful everywhere and every time you drive.
Pay attention to weather forecasts and road conditions.
If you need to do so, park safely and legally until conditions improve.
Remember: No load is worth your life!
My husband Mike and I wish you -- and all professional truck drivers -- safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.