April 2011


Top OSHA Violations to Avoid

OSHA cited Trucking and Courier Services, Except Air with 1,023 violations that resulted in $1,018,433 in penalties from Oct. 2009 to Sept. 2010. Find out what violations are frequently cited so you can work to avoid them. { more }

Why Hands-Free Devices Do Not Promote Safe Driving

The NSC estimates that more than one out of every four motor vehicle crashes involves cell phone use at the time of the crash. Most drivers believe hands-free devices are much safer than handheld phones but the NSC details the many reasons why carrying on a conversation on these devices is just as dangerous as any other form of distracted driving. { more }

5 Steps to an Effective Incident Management Plan

Even though you provide your drivers with training and safety education and they take all the necessary precautions on the road, it is important to have a plan in place in the event of a crisis. Follow these five steps to implement an effective plan at your company. { more }

How to Improve Your Cargo BASIC Score

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program is now fully implemented. As with all new programs, those who are affected are adjusting to its benefits and challenges.

The benefits of CSA are clear. Companies and drivers are being required to improve their performance, and as a result, the industry as a whole is improving. In addition, the highest performing carriers and drivers are being recognized, encouraging others to meet their standards.

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