As temperatures begin to fall, fleet operators have a number of factors to think about leading into the winter months, with driver safety being among the most important. Winter weather leaves everyone more susceptible to traffic incidents, and truck drivers are often at even greater risk during these conditions. Join FreightWaves and Spireon for an informative discussion.
Winter is Coming: Preparing Your Fleet & DriversVIEW FULL VIDEO
Prevention: Changing Fleet Driver Behavior for SafetyVIEW FULL VIDEO
Driver safety has been increasingly in the news related to accidents and is a key concern for many companies. How can fleets prevent accidents and injury?
Behavior is the root cause of most accidents and injuries. In this informative webinar, learn how to instill the proper behavior through education, awareness, and motivation.
How to Build a Fleet Safety Culture. And Why.VIEW FULL VIDEO
In 2016, large trucks were involved in 475,000 total crashes that resulted in approximately 180,000 injuries and 4,564 fatalities. Although large truck crash rates are much lower than historical averages, the rate of injury and fatal crashes has risen during the 2010-to-2016 time frame One of the most effective ways for fleets to reduce crash rates is to create an enhanced positive safety culture.
What Will the Driver Shortage & Drive-Safe Act Mean?VIEW FULL VIDEO
Maintaining a good safety record has been challenging enough, but now your company faces new challenges. Companies and industries around the globe are facing the effects of the driver shortage as the typical driver hiring pool declines in numbers. The government and companies alike are seeking ways to avoid increased driver safety issues as a result.
Spireon Driver Safety Resources
Show Me How FleetLocate
Can Help Me Manage Fleet Driver Safety
Custom alert parameters for driver behavior helps Candace coach her team. She set up FleetLocate to send an alert whenever a driver goes over a certain speed. Now she can call offending drivers out with specific information. Once they realize she knows they’re going 72 miles per hour when they claim 60, she observes them gradually decrease their speed. “It’s effective, and it works.”
“We had a driver in an ice storm flip the van and trailer, and roll into a ditch in an area with very limited cell phone coverage. Spireon helped us get a tow truck to the exact spot of the accident. In another case, one of our drivers blew out three tires going through a debris field on a highway. The information Spireon provided helped us locate a place for the tow truck to purchase our specific tires to get the driver rolling again.”
Webinar: Failure is Not an Option
Led by industry expert Preston Ingalls, this webinar shows participants how to reduce equipment breakdowns with a proven process called a P-F model. Used by NASA, the aviation industry and others to minimize breakdowns, it has produced amazing results.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/312443110123895811 (sponsored by Chevron)
Webinar: Integrating Driver Assistance Systems into Your Safety Program
Investing in advanced driver assistance systems doesn’t automatically make you a safe company. Learn how to integrate these technologies to enhance and improve your safety culture.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7385237466598845698 (sponsored by Ryder)
Safety Webinar: Load Securement- Selecting & Using Tie Downs & Binders
Review proper load securement practices, including the identification and proper use of various tie downs and binders, forces that affect the use of these products, and how to properly inspect load securement equipment. Also provides an overview of chain grades and their best applications as well as outline CVSA guidelines, Federal regulations and DOT requirements.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApXQCm2r9nA (sponsored by Columbus McKinnon)
Increasing Safety Through Telematics – Work Truck
Study: Major Split Between Truck Driver Urinalysis and Hair-Testing for Drugs
Strong Safety Culture, Technology Help High-Risk Fleets Improve Safety – HDT Trucking Info
The Dangerous, Draining Hazard of Fatigue on the Job
Truck Driving Tips: 10 Ways to Keep You Safe on the Road
Tips for Truck and Bus Drivers – FMCSA
Safety Tips for Truck Drivers [Tips for Truck Drivers]
CMV Driving Tips – Overview
Even the most well-trained, safety-conscious commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver is at risk of engaging in driving behaviors that could lead to a crash on today’s crowded highways. These tips offer preventive measures that CMV drivers can take to help avoid crashes. Fleet safety managers can also use these Web pages for their driver training programs.
Truckers Safety Tips
Amanda Hall, Director of Safety for ASF Intermodal, a full-service intermodal and dedicated carrier with more than 300 trucks on the road, shares her insights on some of the most important safety tips for professional drivers to observe.
Safety Tips Every Professional Driver Must Know
The Truck Driver’s Checklist
Vehicle Safety Tip Checklist for Truck Drivers (Infographic)
How to Conduct a Pre-Trip Inspection for Truckers
Truck Driver Tips for Handling High Risk Deliveries
Trucking Safety Facts – American Trucking Associations
2018 FMCSA Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics
Driver Safety Glossary
CSA stands for “Compliance, Safety, Accountability,” and is FMCSA’s safety compliance and enforcement program. A company’s safety data appears online in FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS), which is updated once a month with data from roadside inspections, including driver and vehicle violations; crash reports from the last two years; and investigation results. More information
This stands for “Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act”, a proposed bill that would direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations relating to commercial motor vehicle drivers under the age of 21, and for other purposes. The DRIVE Safe Act would allow certified CDL holders already permitted to drive intrastate the opportunity to participate in a rigorous apprenticeship program designed to help them master interstate driving, while also promoting enhanced safety training for emerging members of the workforce. More information
A DVIR, or Driver Vehicle Inspection Report, is required to be completed at the end of each day’s work by drivers for any commercial vehicle they operate. Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports are federally-mandated logs that detail vehicle operations and safety issues noted during vehicle inspections. More information
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation charged with regulating the trucking industry in the United States. The principal mission of the FMCSA is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety RegulationS (FMCSR) are the rules and regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); these rules and regulations apply to the motor carrier industry in a wide variety of areas designed to improve safety. More information
Hard braking is when a driver applies harder than normal pressure to the brake pedal due to a need to stop quickly, either because of excessive speed or an unexpected event. More information
HOS is short for “Hours of Service,” which refers to how many hours a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver can work. HOS regulations are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). More information
Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. More information