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How Using One-Third Rule Helps Bus Operators Manage Intersections

By Post Master | December 10, 2016 | Comments Off on How Using One-Third Rule Helps Bus Operators Manage Intersections

I’ve been noticing a rising number of folks — driving vehicles of all types — rushing through intersections after the signal has reached a full and solid red. There is one particular intersection in my town where motorists continue to plow through the red signal as if stopping has somehow become optional. Rushing through intersections…

Preventing Drowsy Driving Crashes – Part I A Motor Carrier’s Duty

By Post Master | November 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Preventing Drowsy Driving Crashes – Part I A Motor Carrier’s Duty

THIS PAST WEEKEND, the nation returned to Standard Time and set our clocks back one hour. Changes in waking time, coupled with the earlier onset of darkness, can throw off our body’s internal clock, making it difficult to get enough sleep. This sleep deprivation increases the risk of drowsy driving crashes. Commercial drivers, who often…

Be Alert to Drowsy Driving

By Post Master | November 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Be Alert to Drowsy Driving

TURNING THE CLOCKS BACK one hour from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time happens this year at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6th. The time change can cause disruptions with our bodies’ internal clock and make it difficult to get enough sleep. That disruption in sleep can lead to drowsy driving. The risks, dangers, and…

Sideswipe Collisions Can Be Dangerous

By Post Master | October 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Sideswipe Collisions Can Be Dangerous

Some people assume that sideswipe accidents only cause minor damages and little to no physical injuries. But make no mistake. Sideswipes can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, leading to serious injuries or death and a very negative impact on your company. Sideswipes, in fact, are the most common type of claim for…

Rear-End Collisions Still Most Common

By Post Master | October 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Rear-End Collisions Still Most Common

DESPITE THE INTRODUCTION of crash-avoidance features such as forward collision warning systems, automated braking and high-mounted brake lamps on many new vehicles in recent years, rear-end collisions remain the most frequent type of vehicular accident in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these types of collisions, in which one vehicle…

Welcome to your new SMS (Safety Management System)

By Post Master | October 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Welcome to your new SMS (Safety Management System)

Hello and welcome to your new SMS (Safety Management System). The message you are receiving is an email message with a link in it to a BLOG Post.  From time to time, you will receive these notifications, and by clicking the attached link, you will be taken directly to the BLOG Post. Please try clicking…

Driver Inspections

By Post Master | March 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Driver Inspections

An important part of preventive maintenance is the establishment of strong communication ties between drivers, management and mechanics. An easy way to ensure and document this communication link is through driver inspections, which are required by federal regulations. Before driving off, a driver must verify that the vehicle is roadworthy and in safe operating condition…