The life of a trucker can sound exciting and fulfilling, and it is. However, it’s also challenging. Truth be told, like any career, there are satisfying experiences right along with the frustrating and difficult ones. In fact, as a truck driver, you may well experience all these emotions in quick succession.
In the transportation industry, we place a lot of emphasis on the importance of physical health and driver safety awareness. While physical health examinations and driver safety programs are necessary, these programs should also factor in the driver’s mental health, since an individual’s wellbeing is highly dependent on their state of mind.
Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) is a measurement program set up by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Commercial carriers are given a score based on inspection results, traffic violations, and incidents. The higher the score, the more likely that company is to be involved in an accident—so the lower, the better.Read More »How to Improve Your CSA Scores with a Fleet Management Solution
Truck driver fatigue is a serious and ongoing problem in the United States, accounting for 72,000 crashes, resulting in 44,000 injuries and 6,800 fatalities in 2013. With approximately 13% of truck crashes involving drowsy drivers, it’s essential to take preventative measures for driver fatigue. Below, we’ve identified the factors that contribute to driver fatigue and explored 3 ways to help truck drivers reduce drowsy driving.Read More »3 Life-Saving Tips for Reducing Truck Driver Fatigue