Tips for Better Hazmat Scores

July 17, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

If you have transported hazardous materials before, you know that there is special training, special packaging, and special precautions required by the FMCSA to minimize risk. Under the CSA enforcement program, failure to comply with the rules for hazmat packaging, marking, and load securement creates problems for drivers and owners alike. The following hazmat related..

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5 tips for finding a great load

July 10, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

One of the greatest challenges for owner-operators and small fleet owners is finding loads. The search for the right load can be a difficult and time-consuming task, especially if you aren’t very familiar with the process. By keeping these 5 tips in mind, you should have all the knowledge you need to find yourself a..

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The Top 5 Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents

May 31, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

Many of the reports we hear about big-rig accidents could easily lead someone to believe that most crashes are caused by careless drivers. But that simply isn’t the case. In fact, the Department of Transportation reports that in 60% of all truck crashes, there was no driver error. Additionally, large trucks are involved in fewer..

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Improving Driver Morale

May 24, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

It can be easy for drivers to get a chip on their shoulder when it comes to the company they are working for. But there are things that trucking companies can do to help improve driver morale. Here are our recommendations to improving driver morale for a happier workplace environment: Company Culture Company culture is..

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Know the “No Zones”

April 21, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

Truck drivers know that staying safe on the road is always the number one priority of the job. But sometimes, safety is a two-way street between a truck driver and the passenger cars he shares the road with. Through years of experience and research, it’s evident that there are several folks who don’t understand the..

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Semi Truck Driving During High Winds

April 10, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

Driving a big rig during a high wind event will give you a white knuckle ride, for sure. Whether it’s blowing strong and steady or a major gust swoops in, high wind can easily ruin your day and wreck havoc on your tractor trailer. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind if you..

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Your Big Rig’s Mirrors

March 29, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

Driving for an extended period of time, it can be easy to become complacent with the job. It is in those moments of complacency that basics of the job are forgotten and mistakes are made. One of the basics that can become hazardously underutilized is a truck’s mirrors. Here are some tips to using your..

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Safe Driving During Heavy Rains

March 15, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

According to a 10-year study average by the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 22% (nearly 1,259,000) of crashes were weather-related. More specifically, of that 22%, 73% of those crashes were caused because of wet pavement and 46% was due to rain. With numbers like that, clearly, driving in the rain can be very dangerous. To avoid..

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Making Driver Safety a Priority

February 27, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA regulate safety and fleet managers to improve safety in an effort reduce crashes and other incidents before they occur. To this end, fleets are encouraged to better equip their drivers to be compliant with rules and regulations. Here are some tips to make sure you and your..

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Truck Driver Health Risks

February 15, 2017 - By Roeder Cartage

A survey of almost 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed many risk factors for chronic illness like high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, high cholesterol and sleep deprivation. The job itself is a big contributor to the problem, long hours, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and irregular hours along with a lot of caffeine to keep going…

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