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January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter Cargo Securement As you know from last month’s training, cargo securement is a vital part of driving. Before leaving pick up, make sure you check your load and that it is secure and safe for transit. We had a driver take evasive actions to avoid an accident in Texas. Although an accident …

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October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 Newsletter Staged Accidents Increasing Just like you get up every day and put in a hard days work, scammers and criminals think of new ways to take advantage of you. The ongoing crime ring of staged accidents in Lousiana brings another risk for drivers to light. The ongoing court case has mulitple charges …

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September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter Roadcheck Week Results are in The results of the May Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) inspection are in! More than 40,000 trucks were inspected and 83.5% had no out-of-service violations. Inspectors did, however, remove 6,710 commercial vehicles and 2,080 drivers from roadways – a 16.5% vehicle and 5.3% driver out-of-service rate – …

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August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 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 2021 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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