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Work Truck Show 2012: Recap

“Green” was a strong theme at the 2012 conference, with several manufacturers launching alternative-fuel vehicles.

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Truck Accident Costs in 2011 Increase 1-8% on Average

Increased labor rates, additional in-vehicle technology, and environmental regulations are increasing truck accident costs.

Moments provide a way to combine a number of components or items to calculate a CG for them as a group. When you know the CG distance for all of the items combined, you can calculate the weight on each axle.

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Calculating Commercial Vehicle Weight Distribution & Payload Made Easy

Axle capacities are limited either by the axle capacity or the legal weight limits, whichever is lower. Performing a weight distribution analysis can achieve the proper axle loadings before a truck is built.

Each time a vehicle stops, a walk around should be conducted. Look for any items that may be out of place or failed equipment. The purpose of these checks is to identify issues before they become a major problem.

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Checked Your Lug Nuts Lately?

Checking the lug nuts on a commercial motor vehicle should be a part of a Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR). Indicators of a loose lug nut could be shiny metal or new rust. If the lug nut is less than hand-tight, the rim could come off.

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How to Increase Truck Fleet Safety

Focusing on driver training, proper vehicle specs, and safety technology are a few ways to increase truck fleet safety.

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How You Can Minimize Distracted Driver Liability Exposure

Implementing and enforcing clear policies, as well as using common sense, are some ways to minimize driver distraction.

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How to Predict & Address At-Risk Driver Behaviors

If not corrected, certain driving behaviors greatly increase the odds the driver will be involved in a crash. Find out how to avoid on-the-job driving accidents.

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Who's Looking at Your Logs?

Noncompliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours of Service regulations can carry stiff penalties. Reviewing company drivers’ Records of Duty Status or Logs is critical.

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Should Companies Charge Employees Deductibles for Preventable Accidents?

Several questions must be asked and answered prior to adopting a corporate policy of charging deductibles for preventable accidents.

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Risk Management: Best Practices of a Safe Fleet Operation

Is your fleet safe? Minimize driver risk and lower accident rates through a safety and risk management program. Whether outsourced or run in-house, a comprehensive program is critical.

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