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Brake systems are so consistently cited during on-road inspections that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) devotes an entire week to roadside brake-inspection-only activity. (Image from Getty Images)

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Brake Systems: How to Pass a Roadside Inspection

Brake systems continue to be the system most responsible for out-of-service violations at roadside inspections. A well-maintained brake system relies on the technician and the driver.

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Food and Beverage

Complying with both vehicle and food safety regulations, keeping vehicles on the road with minimized downtime, and ensuring route efficiency are all ways food and beverage fleets are leveraging telematics solutions to help with their operations.

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10 Things Drivers Do to Get Pulled Over

A longtime state patrol officer offers his real-world observations on the most common reasons drivers get pulled over.

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Confirming a Driver’s Abilities Through a Road Test

When screening an applicant for a regulated driving position, it is often difficult to know the individual’s true capabilities. Licensing alone is not a tell-all and unless you personally see the applicant in action you may have no idea how he or she will handle your vehicles. This is where a thorough road test comes in.

One way to reduce the liability of add-on equipment is to regularly review how equipment is used and whether it is needed. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Fleet Liability for Add-On Equipment

Employers put themselves and others at great risk when they fail to train their employees on the proper use of equipment. Failure to ensure that employees fully comply with equipment use policies can compound the liability risk.

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Roadcheck: How Secure Are Your Drivers?

This year’s International Roadcheck — a 72-hour enforcement blitz — is scheduled June 6 to 8. If last year’s event is any indication, motor carriers and their drivers can expect to see almost 63,000 inspections over the course of these three days, or about 15 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections on average every minute.

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Top 7 Fed Med Card Questions

Medical certification questions perplex those responsible for qualifying commercial drivers. Share are some of the more frequently posed medical-related questions posed to J. J. Keller’s subject-matter experts.

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ELD Solution Spotlight

To help you navigate the abundance of ELD solution providers, Work Truck magazine assembled a solution spotlight with details and information on several options.

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Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

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14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations. Here are 14 things you need to know before that day arrives.

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Unintended acceleration, or Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA) which it is most frequently called, is the unintended or uncontrolled acceleration of a vehicle.

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