Even a cold winter day doesn’t stop dedicated truckers nationwide from working hard to deliver essential goods to the most remote places. Our Marketing Specialist, Duane Sahadat, had the chance to catch up with the professional truck driver, Lisa Kelly, to talk about the holidays, Alaska, and, of course, trucking!
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6, 2021 for this year’s Roadcheck.
Trailer sway can happen in a matter of seconds, catching even a professional driver off-guard, and can be very dangerous if not handled properly. Preventing trailer sway from occurring in the first place is the best way to avoid causing an accident.
It’s the moment every business owner dreads: a run-in with the law. The bad news is, legal issues can arise at any time, for any business—and those who haven’t proactively focused on risk mitigation leave themselves more vulnerable to costly claims.
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.
On September 7, 2017, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted their annual Brake Safety Day. Brake issues are always common during inspections, and it comes as no surprise that 14% of inspected vehicles were placed out-of-service (OOS) specifically this year for brake related violations.
Transport Canada announced yesterday that Canada will follow the US mandate and require the use of ELDs for tracking driver hours. This decision was made after years of review and found that it will improve safety, eliminate fraud, and significantly reduce paperwork.
Although minimal details have been released, Transport Canada stated they will align with the FMCSA’s December 2017 timeline. It is unknown if the same criteria will be used for what is considered an ELD or if there will similar exemptions, or any at all.
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In continuing our “Tell Us Your Story” series from earlier this summer, our next story profiles Purity Oil and their transition over to BigRoad from paper logs. I spoke with Cory Higgins, pictured below, who is responsible for DOT Compliance at the company.
Purity Oilfield Services, LLC is a privately owned oilfield service company with operations in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Texas. Purity provides various services including rental, trucking, water solution and water transfer services and equipment to oil and gas companies seeking to find reliable vendors and suppliers for the oilfield industry.