Preventing Work Injuries This Winter Season

Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of work-related injuries in the winter. As temperatures change throughout the course of the winter season, your normal work environment will change with it. Your truck stop may be coated with rain at night that turns into black ice by morning. Your home lot can go from snow to slush to ice and back to rain again in a weekend. Continue reading “Preventing Work Injuries This Winter Season”

Pro Tips for Refrigerated Trailer Operation

Many fleets operate refrigerated trailers, or “reefers,” which require more attention than a normal dry van. Drivers responsible for a reefer load should not only understand basic functions, but also some of the more advanced mechanics of the refer unit functions to ensure quality of the product being transported. If shipping refrigerated foods, drivers should be aware and trained on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) policies for hauling refrigerated freight. Continue reading “Pro Tips for Refrigerated Trailer Operation”

Resisting Road Rage

If you spend a significant amount of time on the road there’s a chance you have experienced or witnessed road rage. We’ve all been there whether we want to admit it or not. Someone cuts you off, they’re tailgating you, honking at you… it happens. According to the Department of Transportation, “An act of road rage, as it is typically defined, is committed with the intent of causing physical harm to another road user, whereas an act of aggressive driving is committed with disregard for safety but not necessarily with intent to cause physical harm.” Continue reading “Resisting Road Rage”