Idealease Safety Bulletin - Warning Devices During Breakdowns
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.
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?
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.
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.
The following are some tips for consideration to retain the good drivers you have:
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.