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Predictive analytics, part 2: an escape route from accidents

August 10, 2017

Motor carriers use a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications to monitor driving behaviors. Most of these technologies are designed to alert management if drivers exceed safe thresholds for speed, acceleration/deceleration rates, g-forces and other vehicle operation and sensor data. Many can also score driver behaviors and create risk profiles. To get […]

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Preventable or not: Merging four-wheeler mauls truck’s fender

August 9, 2017

Shortly before the accident, tractor-trailer driver John Doe was listening with disbelief to a Channel 19 account of a luckless New Jersey carrier being fined thousands of dollars by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration because forklift operators weren’t wearing seatbelts. Huh? Are these enforcement guys nuts? The last time Doe had heard of a […]

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Preventable or not? Hard braking for deer spells trouble

August 9, 2017

Much to his relief, the palletized load of drums for Pooka’s Pool Supply was John Doe’s last scheduled delivery for the day. After backing his trailer to the loading dock, supervising the unloading process and completing the usual exchange of paperwork, he hurried over to the employee vending area to buy some heavy-duty coffee. Returning […]

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COLD FIRE: A Dramatic Success Without Dramatization

January 30, 2017

Last December, Dixon Auto Transport driver Mike Wehling was traveling on a rural Texas road when he noticed the flames and smoke in his passenger side mirror.  His passenger side drive tire was on fire.  He pulled off to the shoulder, grabbed his new Cold Fire Tactical extinguisher, and ran around to the side of […]

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Parking Wisely

October 28, 2014

Parking Wisely Davie was nearing the end of his fourteen hours on the road. He was hungry and exhausted. Every other driver must have felt the same way because the truck stop parking lot was almost completely full. There was another rest area a few miles up that usually had a lot of spaces available, […]

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Tree Limbs

September 22, 2014

Tree Limbs Bill was hauling a load of brand new pickup trucks. As he neared the dealership, he saw the route he planned was under construction.  He needed to take a short detour around the block to get to the entrance.  Although the area was residential, the streets were wide and Bill had plenty of […]

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Defensive Driving

July 14, 2014

Defensive Driving Lesson: It was a late Friday afternoon and Jeremy was just one town away from home.  The wide suburban road he was driving on had three lanes going east, three lanes going west, and a shared center turn lane.  Although it was almost rush hour, there were hardly any cars on the road.  […]

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Claim Spotlight: Situational Awareness

March 24, 2014

Situational Awareness Janice Monroe had been a professional driver for 15 years and never had an accident… It was very early morning when she arrived at the dealership. She pulled safely off the roadway, well into the right shoulder, and completed her delivery. The sun was barely over the horizon when Janice finished, but it […]

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