IC Safety

      July / August 2012


Beat the Heat

It's summer. People expect it to be hot. But this year has been particularly unbearable as cities across the country are experiencing record-setting high temperatures. Heat exhaustion, dehydration and heatstroke are real dangers for all people, but especially workers who are driving in the heat or spending time in hot environments such as docks, warehouses and maintenance shops. Stay cool by educating yourself on the warning signs of heat-related illness and tips for beating the heat.  more >>

Steer Clear of Lane Change Collisions

When driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the smallest movements can potentially have the biggest consequences. A seemingly simple action moving from one lane to the other can lead to a fatal crash when the appropriate steps aren't taken. Learn how to avoid lane change and merging collisions, two of the most common types of incidents that occur between large trucks and passenger vehicles.  more >>

Reducing the Risk of Rollovers

A tool is now available to help you avoid rollovers. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) created a database that identifies rollover "hot spots" in 31 states. You can search this interactive map to find rollover hotspots on your routes. Find out more about what causes rollovers and how to avoid them.  more >>

Reminder: Pro-TREAD Training Lessons Available!

Don’t forget to take advantage of your two free Pro-TREAD training lessons for each vehicle insured with Protective Insurance Company! More than 70 online lessons are available to provide interactive training in defensive driving, hours of service, CSA, worker injury prevention and more! If you have already obtained your free lessons, contact us at icsafety@protectiveinsurance.com for special pricing on additional lessons.

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