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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE - Part 1

Image result for semi truck driver preventive maintenance A professional driver's involvement is key when it comes to a successful preventive maintenance program. Drivers are often the first to notice a problem or issue and can have it repaired before it becomes one that can cause a breakdown or accident. 

Love to ride a motorcycle? Keep these safety tips in mind

If the sun shining down in Nebraska on a nice, warm day makes you want to take your motorcycle for a ride, you are likely in the company of many other like-minded people. Traveling along on two wheels, feeling the wind in your hair (underneath your safety helmet, of course) and watching the clouds roll by may be what you consider a perfect recipe for a wonderful day. Perhaps you enjoy taking a passenger along sometimes as well.

The key to truly enjoying a motorcycle ride has a lot to do with safety. Since riding a motorcycle is a lot different than driving a car, you'll want to make sure you receive appropriate training, acquire the proper license and follow all the traffic and safety laws and regulations.

ATRI Study to Identify Safe, Younger Drivers

Image result for young truck drivers The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is working to identify the next generation of sale commercial drivers using data on seasoned professionals.  ATRI, in phase one of its research, has identified the characteristics of safe, older commercial drivers in hopes of developing a Younger Driver Assessment Tool.  The study uses existing scientific literature that compares character traits against associated safety outcomes. Personality, health and cognition have been identified in the report as predictors of safe driving. 

ATRI Study to Identify Safe, Younger Drivers

Image result for young truck drivers The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is working to identify the next generation of sale commercial drivers using data on seasoned professionals.  ATRI, in phase one of its research, has identified the characteristics of safe, older commercial drivers in hopes of developing a Younger Driver Assessment Tool.  The study uses existing scientific literature that compares character traits against associated safety outcomes. Personality, health and cognition have been identified in the report as predictors of safe driving. 

CRASH PREVENTABILITY STUDY

Image result for crash preventability study Motor carriers with eligible accidents have the opportunity to participate in FMCSA's Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, which started August 1, 2017. The study is expected to last a minimum of 24 months. FMCSA believes studies show that crash involvement is a strong indicator of future crash risk, while many stakeholders agrue that preventability should be taken into consideration. The program will put those arguments to the test. A crash is eligible for participation in the program if it occurred on or after June 1, 2017 and the:

SLEEPER-BERTH TIME

Image result for sleeper berth time Depending on the results of an FMCSA pilot program, relief may soon be on the way for commercial truck drivers who use a sleeper berth. The agency plans to recruit 200 truck drivers to participate in the pilot, which would allow them to use their sleeper berths in shorter chunks of time without sacrificing work hours.

Knowing the risks is beneficial, but may not prevent a collision

Motor vehicle accidents occur far too often, and in many cases, could be completely avoidable. Aside from being an inconvenience, some collisions can unfortunately be dangerous, subsequently posing a threat to your health, as well as the health of everyone involved.

Chances are that you probably consider your safety to be a top priority out on the road. This could potentially lead you to research some of the more prevalent causes of collisions, as well as advice on how to avoid a potential catastrophe.

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