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Heat and Tires

Heat and Tires

 A very famous tire engineer once stated, “Heat is to tires as Kryptonite is to Superman”…in other words, its worst enemy. Taken all together, hot summer temperatures, under inflated tires, heavy loads, and traveling at high speeds and you have a recipe for tire disaster….that is exactly why you see more alligators on the highway in the summer season. During the winter or spring months, a tire that was being run under inflated would have heat buildup that would dissipate into the atmosphere as the ambient temperature is cold.

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Protect Your Employees from Heat

The Heat is On!

This crazy weather continues this year and the Heat is setting record temperatures across North America.
 
What Are You Doing to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stroke and Exhaustion?

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Hands-Free Cellphone Use: A Dangerous Distraction

There are several types of driver distraction:

  • Visual – takes your eyes off the road. This can include looking for something in the vehicle, electronic devices or reading advertising along the road.
  • Manual – takes your hands off the wheel. Smoking, eating and drinking in the vehicle are common manual distractions.
  • Auditory – keeps you from hearing important sounds from outside the vehicle.
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CVSA Announces Brake Safety Week is September 15-21st

CVSA Announces Brake Safety Week is September 15-21st

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-21, 2019. Throughout that week, enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected.

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FMCSA Revision of Hours of Service Proposal Delayed

FMCSA Revision of Hours of Service Proposal Delayed

 

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—June 14, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rule to revise its driver hours of service regulations remains at the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review and approval.  The OMB has submitted a few questions regarding the substance of the proposal, which has delayed publication in the Federal Register.  FMCSA Administrator Raymond Martinez has reportedly stated that the agency still intends to publish the proposal in June.

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What are You Doing to Retain the Good Drivers You Have Today?

What are You Doing to Retain the Good Drivers You Have Today?

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—June 14, 2019

The following are some tips for consideration to retain the good drivers you have:

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Entry Level Driver Training Requirements for CDL Drivers

Entry Level Driver Training Requirements for CDL Drivers

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—June 14, 2019

Last week we discussed the Drug and Alcohol Clearing House regulation that goes into effect early next year. Another new regulation that will be implemented in early 2020 is the Entry-Level Driver Training rule on February 8, 2020.

First, let’s look at the Entry-Level Driver Training Regulation that is in place today for CDL drivers that will stay in effect until February 7, 2020.

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International Roadcheck Enforcement

CVSA’s 2019 International Roadcheck Enforcement Event to Take Place June 4-6 with Special Emphasis on Steering Components and Suspension Systems

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 17, 2019

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 32nd annual International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6, 2019. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.

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FMCSA Program Would Allow CDL Drivers Under 21 to Engage in Interstate Commerce

FMCSA Program Would Allow CDL Drivers Under 21 to Engage in Interstate Commerce

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 17, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is requesting public comments about a potential second pilot program that paves the way for drivers ages 18 to 20 to obtain their commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

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CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 17, 2019

Speeding was selected as the emphasis for this year's Operation Safe Driver week, scheduled for July 14-20 throughout North America.

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