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Powerful Pennies: The Importance of Investing and Sticking With It

Would you rather have $1,000,000 right now in your checking account with no strings attached? Or, would you rather have a single penny?
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Near-Miss Reporting

Near-Miss Reporting systems have been a part of successful safety management programs for several years. They have been used in the aviation industry to collect close call reports from pilots, flight attendants. and air traffic controllers. The National Fire Fighter Near­Miss Reporting System was established in 2005. Near-Miss Reports are used in the healthcare industry to help ensure safe operating procedures and treatment practices. Other terms for near misses are "near hit" and close call.
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Control Environmental Workplace Hazards

As regulatory and legal constraints continue to adversely impact the motor carrier industry, today's trucking executives must explore new risk management approaches to protect the organization's assets and profitability. Preventing or mitigating personal injuries is crucial in controlling the ever-increasing workers' compensation costs.
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Ask a Safety Rep: What is Respiratory Protection?

QUESTION:   What is Respiratory Protection? ANSWER: Respiratory protection, including a NIOSH-certified respirator, is designed to protect employees from harmful airborne agents. For motor carriers that haul commodities categorized as inhalation hazards, such as Anhydrous Ammonia, they may be required to provide respiratory protection to drivers and employees who may be exposed to such hazards.
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Top 10 Critical Issues Facing the Trucking Industry

ATRI unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry at ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition in October. For the third year in a row, the industry ranked the Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules as its top industry concern.  For the past two years, major HOS impacts on supply chains were the impetus behind the first place ranking.  In this year's survey, carriers and drivers voiced their concern over the uncertain future of the current suspension of the rules.
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CSA/SMS Under Control? Now It's Back to the Basics

Like most carriers, you probably spent a lot of time analyzing, modifying, and conquering your Safety Measurement System (SMS) results over the past couple of years. Now, as you look around feeling pretty good about yourself and your company, you may notice that something has been missing.
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Ask a Safety Rep: Can I Use Retreaded Tires on the Steer Axle?

QUESTION: Can I Use Retreaded Tires on the Steer Axle? ANSWER: No Per FMCSR Part 393.75(e), a regrooved tire with a load-carrying capacity equal to or greater than 2,232 kg (4,920 pounds) shall not be used on the front wheels of any truck or truck tractor. Buses are restricted from operating with regrooved, recapped, or retreaded tires on the front wheels regardless of load-carrying capacity.
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Security Alert: 3D Printing - Counterfeit High Security Bolt Seals

The following alert was received from the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition...Swiss Freight Forwarding and Logistics Company provided heightened awareness of a new high tech method of counterfeiting security seals.
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Brake Safety Week: September 6-12, 2015

Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation. CMV brakes are designed to hold up under tough conditions. But, they must be inspected and maintained carefully and consistently, so they operate and perform properly throughout the vehicle’s life. Brake Safety Week is an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.
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Complacency 101: The Cause and Cure

The commitment from management is to provide a working environment free from unsafe conditions that may affect the health of the employee, the safety of the employee, and the safety of the public. The review of losses, unsafe driving behaviors, injuries, and near misses can be the result of several different items. However, the “root cause” that can often be ignored or unseen is complacency within the operation, management, and driver. This article will take a look at some causes and cures for complacency.
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