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Winter is coming, get prepared to CHAIN UP!

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Hello, Silverado drivers winter is upon us with snow falling in some areas. Please remember that part of your pre-trip requirements is to check for chains and required items to drive in snow or slick environments. Here is a specially prepared video addressing chains and socks, please review this video and remember that it is available to you […]

Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

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A new study from the University of Iowa concludes that drivers engaged in a conversation — either over the phone or with a passenger — are slower to recognize and respond to a new object in their field of view. A conversation creates an “attention disengagement” lag, researchers found, which affects the driver’s ability to […]

Staying Safe on America’s Freeways

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Driving on a freeway is probably the safest driving any professional driver will ever do. You can generally travel long distances without stopping or without having to contend with intersections, narrow streets, bicycles and pedestrians. However, because of the higher speed and traffic volume, freeway driving requires a higher degree of driver awareness. Entering/Exiting Freeways […]

Your Defensive Driving Formula

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No matter how much experience you have behind the wheel, there are always new hazards and situations waiting for you just around the next corner. You can prepare yourself to face these challenges by driving defensively. Defensive driving is about using your skills and knowledge to protect yourself against the unsafe acts of other drivers, […]

Rail Road Crossing Safety

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Due to recent events, this Rail Road Crossing Safety presentation is now available. Please take a few minutes to watch the presentation, as there are some dramatic illustrations about Rail Road Crossing Safety. You may need to click the link below to access this presentation depending on your device and Browser. Be safe out there! […]

Safety Tip: Averting Pothole Damage

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It’s a bumpy road out there — have you noticed? Across the nation, streets are riddled with potholes. And many drivers don’t realize just how much damage these irksome mini-craters can cause. AAA recommends the following measures to help protect vehicles from pothole damage: Inspect Tires — Make sure tires are properly inflated and have […]

Are You In The Mood To Drive?

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Are You In The Mood To Drive? The job of a commercial vehicle driver is tough, and there are numerous circumstances (e.g., problems at home while you’re on the road; trip or delivery delays; differences of opinion with management; passenger issues; hours of service demands; financial responsibilities; long hours on the road, etc.) that can […]

The Importance of In-Vehicle Safety Technology

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In 2015, 2.2% of all drivers were observed texting or otherwise manipulation hand-held devices, according to data compiled by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Vehicle technology is evolving at a rapid pace. And with this evolution has come a slew of new vehicle safety technologies, such as frontal and radar-based collision avoidance systems, blind spot […]