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August 2021 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter Brake Safety Week- August 22-28 This year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Aug. 22-28. During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections. Throughout the week, inspectors will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles, focusing on the vehicle’s brake systems …

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July 2021 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter Operation Safe Driver Week Operation Safe Driver Week is set to take place July 11-17, with a focus on speeding. The Operation Safe Driver program is aimed to reduce accidents caused by unsafe driving behaviors. While speeding will be a focus, law enforcement will still focus on other unsafe behaviors, such as …

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June 2021 Newsletter

Is it a Crime to Falsify my Logbook? Often times, the thought comes up to falsify your logs to get where you need to be. The U.S. criminal code section 18 U.S.C. § 1001 says it’s a felony when any individual “makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any …

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May 2021 Newsletter

General Transport Newsletter – May 2021 CVSA International Roadcheck It is that time of year again! The Commericial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck Week is May 4-6th. This years’ focus is on hours of service and lighting. On the vehicle, “lamps inoperable” (49 CFR §393.9) was the top violation, as it is most years. …

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April 2021 Newsletter

Avoiding a Side Swipe Accident The best way to avoid a sideswipe accident is to avoid unnecessary lane changes. We know that you cannot do your job without changing lanes, so here are some best practices and tips to avoid a collision. • Signal early • Check mirrors (utilize all mirrors) • Lean and look …

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March 2021 Newsletter

Stocking Your Truck Pantry With the winter storm that stranded trucks all over the Southern part of the county country in February; it is important to always be prepared. Although you cannot always have everything you are accustomed to in the truck, having pantry staples readily available is always a best practice to maintain: -Dried …

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