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Professional Truck Drivers - Thanksgiving Drive Safety Tips

American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program released life-saving driving tips to motorists ahead of what is being billed as one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

Topics: Drivers

ELD FAQ's from the FMCSA

What are the key requirements of the rule?

The ELD rule:

  • Requires ELD use by commercial drivers who are required to prepare hours-of-service (HOS) records of duty status (RODS).
  • Sets ELD performance and design standards, and requires ELDs to be certified and registered with FMCSA.
  • Establishes what supporting documents drivers and carriers are required to keep.
  • Prohibits harassment of drivers based on ELD data or connected technology (such as fleet management system). The rule also provides recourse for drivers who believe they have been harassed.
Topics: Drivers

The History Behind Veterans Day

Original article can be found HERE

Topics: Transportation 3PL warehouse Veterans

Winter Driving Tips

Winter is fast approaching.  Don’t get caught off guard when the white stuff starts to fly and the temperatures drop to freezing.  The time between fall and winter can be short and happen in the blink of an eye.  Below are 4 tips to help keep you prepared for winter driving.

Topics: Safety

Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

 

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house.

But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.

In 2015, about 6,700 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 medically consulted injuries occurred among pedestrians in motor vehicle incidents, according to Injury Facts 2017, the statistical report on unintentional injuries created by the National Safety Council.

Topics: Safety

Making the World a Better Place - Community Giving

Community Giving Before Working at RGL - 

When I started working at RGL charitable giving was not in my vocabulary not only did I not think I had the means but I also didn’t have the vehicle (a place to give).  Sure, I put my change in the Salvation Army Kettle at Christmas time or gave the Veterans a dollar for a poppy because they were there, the opportunity to give was there. 

Topics: culture

5 Tips To Help Grow a Successful Freight Brokerage

Freight transported in the U.S is transported by trucks 70% of the time, and the trucking industry has an expected growth of 25% over the next decade. 

Topics: Freight Brokers

Does Your Mind Wander When Driving

Have you ever been driving home from work, and when you arrive you think "wow" I don't remember that drive at all.  Unfortunately mind wandering is common for many drivers while on the road and the results can be tragic.  The below is an article from Fleet Owner.

Topics: Safety

National Truck Driver Appreciation

All information can be found at www.trucking.org - this post comes from ATA

Topics: Driver Appreciation

Skid Pad Training

Recently, two of our employees were asked to participate in a Skid Pad Training Course offered by Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin through our insurance partner HNI.

Topics: Safety