June 2011


Protect Your Fleet from Cargo Theft

Cargo theft has long been a major concern for the trucking industry and the threat continues to rise. The NICB identified 747 cargo thefts, resulting in a loss value of $171 million, in the U.S. in 2010. Implement a strong security and loss prevention program to protect your company from theft by addressing these four critical aspects. { more }

How to Prevent Work Zone Crashes

Due to the increased frequency of road maintenance and construction projects during the summertime, it is critical that drivers always be on the lookout for upcoming highway work zones. Drivers should try to plan their routes to avoid work zones, but must remain on high alert for any that may have been set up suddenly. { more }

Report Shows Circumstances Leading to Large Truck Crashes

FMCSA's Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts: Early Release shows that the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes decreased 21 percent from 2008 to 2009 and reports that the largest concern for drivers in the trucking industry is collision with vehicles in transport. { more }

What to Look for in New Safety Technologies

FMCSA has developed a series of product guides to provide carriers, drivers and fleet managers the information they need to effectively use a variety of commercial, off-the-shelf systems. The administration is also studying a number of new systems to gain a better understanding of the scope of the projects and what they will mean for the industry. { more }

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Drive Safely Through Highway Work Zones

Highway work and construction zones are springing up everywhere. Please avoid rear-end collisions by maintaining at least six seconds of following distance all the way through a work zone. Do not exceed the zone’s reduced speed limit and watch for other drivers’ mistakes that could cause a collision.

Traffic patterns in construction zones often change frequently. At night, these may be especially difficult to navigate because reflective barricades make it difficult to determine the layout of temporary lanes. Slow down and always be prepared for the unexpected.


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