In response to the national emergency brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the FMCSA has issued temporary license-renewal waivers to help states and CMV drivers assist with relief efforts. Specifically, drivers who held a valid CDL, CLP or medical card that expired on or after March 1, 2020, may continue to drive with the expired […]
04 Jun Safety Matters: Trucking
Driving a truck comes with a number of constant hazards that drivers need to be aware of in order to keep themselves and others on the road safe. Share the following Safety Matters with your drivers.
Avoiding Right Turn Squeeze CrashesLarge commercial vehicles can be challenging to maneuver, particularly on residential and city streets. Taking a turn too sharply or widely can lead to costly accidents and serious injuries. One common type of accident is the right turn squeeze crash, which occurs when a truck driver makes a wide right turn, leaving too much distance between the truck and the curb. When doing so, other drivers on the road may try to squeeze past the truck and could end up getting their vehicle caught underneath the truck’s trailer.
In the United States, about 9 people are killed every day due to car crashes that involved a distracted driver. Over 1000 people are injured every day in crashes caused by distracted driving. Watch this video to learn more about how you can help prevent distracted driving for commercial vehicles.
The Most Startling Distracted Driving Statistics for 2020 21% of teen drivers involved in a car accident were distracted by cell phones. A teen driver with one additional passenger is twice as likely to be involved in a fatal car accident. Texting or reading a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for at […]