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Situational Awareness and why it's important

Improve Employee Situational Awareness

3 gaps to watch for in your trucking insurance

Improve Hours-of-Service Results With ETHOS

Understanding and Preparing for Roadside Inspections

Annual CVSA Roadcheck set for May 4-6, 2021

Preventing Distracted Walking

The Financial Impact of Distracted Driving

Why Training Fails... and How You Can Fix It

Create a Workplace That Learns from Mistakes

How to avoid Pattern Driving

Reducing Slips, Trips, and Falls Around The Truck

Preventing Lane Change Crashes

How Truckers can fight trafficking

What if Culture is Not Your Problem?

Aging and the Dangers of Winter Driving

Ask the Safety Rep: How Does CBD Affect Motor Carriers?

Annual Clearinghouse Queries due Jan. 5, 2021

Ask the Safety Rep: Starting an Incentive Program

Tips to Maximize Dock Safety

Preventing Cargo Theft During the Holidays

Rules of the Road Include Professionalism & Safety

Protecting Parked Equipment from Fires

Try blended learning to improve safety training

5 ways a safety mindset can lower your insurance rates

5 ways to Improve Fuel Economy

Fall driving hazards include schools, farming and changing weather

Leaders do not have all the answers

Generational Leadership for a Diverse Workforce

Post-pandemic planning

Are you ready for Brake Safety Week?

Time Management

Engage Drivers to Decrease Turnover

Re-Emphasize Rear-End Crash Prevention

FMCSA’s New Crash Preventability Determination Program

Interpersonal Skills

Share the Road

What Motor Carriers Can Do To Prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week

Do employees understand your business acumen?

ATA issues Recommendations for Drivers in Areas of Unrest

Understanding Roundabouts

Understanding the risks of obesity

Railroad Crossings

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a Game Changer

Preventing CRASHES with Stationary Objects

Combatting Substance Abuse

Focus on Mindfulness to Improve Driving

Congestion, Construction among Spring Driving Hazards

Ask the Safety Rep: Where Can I Get Low-Cost or Free DOT Compliance Materials?

Know the Hazards of Rollovers

Employee Fatigue is a Risk That Can be Managed

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Cold Weather Ailments

What Message Is Your Driver Screening Sending to Applicants?

Ask the Physical Damage Claims Adjuster

Courageous Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Break a Few Eggs

5 things you need to know about the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Improve Communication by Asking Better Questions

The Difference between Fault and Preventability in a Crash

What to Do If a Load Is Rejected

Protect Yourself from Thefts and Hijackings

Mirror Use: A Key to Safe Driving

Technology and Coaching: A Proven Combination to Change Driver Behavior

Talent Metrics Every Motor Carrier Should Track

Avoiding the Right Turn Squeeze

Tips for Flatbed Trailer Safety

Fatigue, slick roads, sun glare among fall road hazards

Ask The Risk Manager

Test Time: Top 10 Road Test Tips

The Essential 7 Driving Techniques

Use Positive Spillover to Improve Safety Performance

Ask the Safety Representative: What is the Difference between an AOBRD and AN ELD?

It's That Time of Year Again! Quick Review of School Zone Safety

The Essential 7 Work Practices

Back to Basics

Preventing Lane Change Crashes

How to Avoid the Four Critical Crashes

How to Protect Yourself From Fall-Related Injuries

Why You Should Make Road Tests Part of the Hiring Process

What You Need To Know When Uncoupling A Trailer

It's Time to Discuss Summer Driving Hazards

Prevent Cargo Theft Over The Holiday

What Can You Do to Prevent Distracted Driving?

Ask the Safety Rep: How Can I Improve Driver Retention?

Preventing Crashes from Outside the Truck

Ask the HR Professional: How Can I Better Manage a Geographically Dispersed Workforce?

Preventing Rear-End Crashes Today

Is Your Driver Retention Problem Right in Front of You?

Choosing the Correct Personal Protective Equipment for the Job

Practical Drift: How Human Nature Causes Policy Failure

Managing Space Around Your Truck

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

It's Time to Discuss Spring Driving Hazards

Preventing Road Rage

Is Accident Reporting Your Achilles Heel?

Instilling a Culture That Embraces Fuel Economy

Promoting a Culture of Professionalism

The Financial Impact of Losses

Addressing Aggressive Driving

Ask The Liability Adjuster: What impact do onboard cameras have on liability claims?

Managing Stress

Ask the Safety Rep: How does the updated guidance on using a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal conveyance affect drivers and motor carriers?

Winter Safety Tips

Buying Into Safety: Six Reasons It Makes $ense

Defending Against Winter Driving Hazards


Crash Scene Procedures

Achieve Safety Excellence Through Teamwork

Make Your Safety Training Memorable

Healthy Eating

Ask the Safety Rep: What Are the Requirements for Accident Recordkeeping?

Crash Prevention: Are You Proactive or Reactive?

Fall Driving Hazards

Opening/Closing Trailer Doors


Time to Discuss Fall Driving Hazards

Tractor–Trailer Fires: What Do You Do?

Providing a Workplace Free of Known Hazards

Speed Management

Use Road Tests to Measure Driver Quality

Build a Positive Culture that Inspires Employees to Thrive

Skin Protection

Preventing Work Zone Crashes

Road Construction


Ask the Safety Rep: With the ELD Final Rule now in effect, what can we expect from roadside inspectors?

Summer Driving Hazards

Heat-related Illness

Time to Discuss Summer Driving Hazards

Sleep Habits

Avoiding Crashes Due to Distracted Driving

Slips and Falls

Personal Security

3 Wellness Tips for Truck Drivers

Roadside Inspections

10 Summer Weather Tire Survival Tips

Pattern Driving

Ask the Safety Rep: How do the new drug testing changes affect employers?

Monitoring Drivers for At-Risk Behaviors

Operations' Role In Avoiding ELD Issues

Ask the Truck Underwriter: Can I Get An Exception for a Driver Who Doesn't Have an Acceptable MVR?

Post-Traumatic Growth: Improving Operations After a Catastrophic Loss

Disaster Planning: Plan and Protect Your Future

Entering and Exiting Equipment

Preventing Losses Through Regulatory Compliance

Spring Driving Hazards

Crashes Do Happen: Tips on Driver Conduct at a Crash Scene

Thou Shall Not Commit Tailgating

Elements of a Successful Safety Culture

Summary of the ATRI “Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking” 2017 Report

Ask the Liability Adjuster

Tips on Continuous Improvement Initiatives

Does Your Company Brand Attract Quality Drivers?


Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter Safety


Time to Discuss Winter Driving Hazards

Maintain Business Continuity with Proactive Facility Inspections

Avoiding Right Turn Squeeze Crashes

Preventing Run Under Crashes

Ask the Workers' Compensation Underwriter

Seven Elements of Successful Risk Management

Shop/Warehouse Safety: Proper Lifting

Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Driver Safety: Proper Lifting

Ask the Safety Rep: Does the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allow a motor carrier to purge certain documents from the driver's qualification file?

Avoiding Crashes at Railroad Crossings

The FMCSA & E-Logs: Know the Rules and Consequences

Office Safety: Proper Lifting

Four Keys to Building a Fleet of Quality Drivers

Time to Discuss Fall Driving Hazards

Broaden Your Fleet's Field of View with Fender-Mounted Mirrors

Space Management

Shop Safety: Fall Prevention

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now – ELD FAQs

Mirror Use

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now – ELD Return on Investment

Ask the PDC Adjuster

Cargo: Don't Break the Seal

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now – Actual Implementation of ELDs

Preventing Lane Change Crashes

Tips for Safe Driving During the Solar Eclipse

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now – ELD Rollout in Phases

Driver Safety: Fall Prevention

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now – ELD Training Begins at the Top

Ask the Safety Rep: How Does the New OSHA Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces Affect the Trucking Industry?

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now - The Successful Transition from Paper to Electronic Logs

How Engineering Controls Help Manage Risk

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now - Helpful Hints for Choosing an ELD System and Vendor

Office Safety: Fall Prevention

Are You Ready? The Time Is Now - ELD Mandate Breakdown

Time to Discuss Summer Driving Hazards

CVSA Brake Safety Day Date Announced

Real-Time Industry Apps Alleviate Driver Parking Woes

How Leadership Can Help Prevent Rear-End Crashes

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects OOIDA’s ELD Appeal

Ask the Underwriter: How Does Driver Quality Affect Underwriting Decisions

Communication Techniques to Prevent Driver Distraction

Avoiding Trip Injuries Around the Truck