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Why Front-Line Management Must Support Safety

Building an organizational culture that supports safety is no easy task. This is especially true in the trucking industry where there is little or no direct supervision or everyday personal contact with a significant portion of the work force. 
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How to Minimize the Hazards of Welding Operations

Whether it is a large motor carrier with several experienced welders in the shop, or a small trucking company where welding is only occasionally necessary; the chances are the same type of welding equipment is used, a metal inert gas (MIG) welder. 
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Taking Pictures at the Scene of a Collision: Bad or Good Idea?

Truck drivers involved in a crash, either preventable or non-preventable, have many responsibilities at the scene of the collision. One of these responsibilities is documentation of the event. Taking pictures is a crucial part of documenting the scene and visually communicating the situation. Well-taken pictures help to tell a story by providing clear and graphic evidence of vehicle damage, personal injury, and other property damage. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. 
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To Swerve or Not to Swerve: That is the Question

The Answer: Don't Swerve   Loss-of-control crashes are sometimes the result of trying to avoid animals or wildlife that are on the roadway. Swerving to miss an animal is not the way to go. Our Great West Casualty Company team has come up with these essential driving techniques.
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Be Good to Yourself: How to Avoid Back Pain

Get back to the basics Sprains and strains to the muscles, tendons and ligaments, and injury of the disks in the back are common injuries that are often avoidable, but can cause severe pain that may result in an inability to do any type of strenuous activity. Be aware of the causes of back injuries and your lifting limitations. Remembering a few pointers on lifting techniques can help you stay healthy.
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Ask a Safety Rep: What's Included in Post-Collision Testing?

QUESTION:  My driver was involved in a recordable collision and the hospital took blood in lieu of a breath alcohol test. Is this allowed by the FMCSA?
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