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November 2018 Archives

Truck driver training is thorough for good reason

Truck drivers in Missouri and around the country work grueling shifts that can last as long as 14 hours, and remaining vigilant becomes increasingly difficult for them as the hours pass. This should be a concern for all road users as semi-tractor trailers weigh up to 80,000 pounds and require the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop when fully laden even when road and weather conditions are ideal.

How to improve your safety during rush hour

Rush hour rolls around twice a day, lasting for several hours each time. Even if you do your best to stay off the road during this time, it's not always possible. For example, if you work in downtown Columbia, there's a good chance you'll find yourself stuck in traffic at least once a day.

Brake Safety Week ends with nearly 5,000 trucks sidelined

Truckers and truck fleet owners in Missouri may remember that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its 2018 Brake Safety Week from September 16 to 22. Inspectors stopped trucks and other commercial vehicles at random as a way to enforce compliance with brake safety guidelines. The CVSA has now come out with the results of this inspection spree.

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