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Tag Archives: Driving
EOBRs, Fatigued Driving, Drowsey Driving – What is all this?
Since there is a big uproar starting now that Obama has announced an agreement with Mexico over the now controversial cross-border program, which will allow Mexican trucks access to US highways again. In 1995 the US and Mexico started a … Continue reading
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Trucker: ‘Let’s Get Rid of Pay Per Mile’
A southern Ontario trucker is starting an online quest to get rid of the pay-per-mile. Maybe, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), should … Continue reading
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How to cure ‘Fatigued Driving’
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), have all been trying to find the cure for fatigued driving. Sadly though, they are all looking … Continue reading
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LaHood Reaffirms Distracted Driving Commitment – How much ‘fudging’ will be involved?
In an analysis of 7,000 crashes released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2010 concluded that 30% involved some type of distraction but found that of 14 sources of distraction in a car, texting while driving was … Continue reading
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Educating the Public Driving Tips: Traveling with Tractor Trailers
In my last post about driving tips, I gave you five tips that if you follow could save your life. We talked about what not to do such as: pulling out in front of tractor-trailers; don’t dead stop in front … Continue reading
Truck Driving Expert or Trucking Cretin?
I have never claimed to be anything but a truck-driver, and I never claimed to be a very good one either. Of course the people I worked for would tell you differently. I have seen some people lately that try … Continue reading
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‘Misleading’ Distracted Driving Study – DOT Not Happy
When the DOT suggested banning the use of hand held devices for sending and receiving of text messages and or email by commercial truck and bus drivers – they did so without a good study in my opinion. They caught … Continue reading
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Here’s a heads-up to any prospective drivers out there. If you think Over-The-Road (OTR) trucking is a 9-to-5 job, you’re gonna be more disappointed than a stoner with a bag of oregano. We have a name for you folks: Solar … Continue reading
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Another Distracted Driving Summit – why
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the second National Distracted Driving Summit will be held on September 21st, 2010, in Washington, DC. Lahood wants to build on the growing momentum sparked by the first summit last fall, Secretary … Continue reading