Fleet Driver Safety Resources
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Prevention: Changing Fleet Driver Behavior for Safety
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.
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?
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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