Jennifer Smith, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine
Pre-Trip planning for safe truck driving

In 2020, IIHS reported that a total of 2,974 of 53,890 fatal crashes involving passenger vehicles were caused by distractions ranging from daydreaming and text-messaging to eating and rubbernecking. In 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that least one driver-related factor was recorded for 33 percent of the large truck drivers in fatal

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How to prepare for 2022 CVSA roadcheck inspections

Replacing wheel-end components on heavy-duty trucks may not be on the top of every fleet’s mind, but the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) warns truckers to make them a priority–and fast. The CVSA has announced that the theme of the 2022 International Roadcheck inspections will focus on wheel-ends and encourages truckers across North America to

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Safe truck driving practices during winter

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration states that nearly 24 percent (150,000) of weather-related vehicle crashes happen on snowy or icy roads. The freezing temperatures and gusty winds can put truck drivers at risk of hydroplaning and skidding—if they do not practice safe driving techniques throughout the frosty winter months. Below are winter

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Maintenance tips for your trucks in the fall

The fall season is a welcoming change for drivers that were overheating alongside their trucks in the summer; but to avoid downtime this season, truckers are advised to take necessary precautions now by investigating air brakes and components; headlights and suspension systems. Dropping temperatures could lead to new challenges for fleets that avoid routine truck