Finally! CBS News has done a segment on “Teens & Trucks” to raise awareness for young drivers, and to teach them how to share the road, and drive around trucks the right way! As you may or may not have heard by now, Amanda Kloehr of Virginia was involved in a serious accident with a [...]
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It’s finally happened – texting and driving is officially killing more teens annually than drunk driving. According to a study conducted by Cohen Children’s Medical Center – 3,000 teens are dying annually from texting while driving drunk is causing 2,700 deaths annually. According to CBS New York, 50% of students are still texting while driving [...]
For drivers, encountering road rage situations on the job is less a matter of if… and more a matter of when. It seems like everyday commuters and travelers become less patient, more aggressive, and worst of all – are more distracted while driving than ever before. We all know that it’s inevitable – there are [...]
We believe that every driver deserves respect, so last August – we drafted a Truck Driver Bill Of Rights. Here it is again for you in illustrated form.
The Truck Safety Coalition joined last Tuesday with families and survivors of truck crash accidents, injuries, and fatalities, as well as with Senate and House sponsors and safety and labor advocates to take steps towards supporting a safety legislation which intents to freeze truck load weight and size restrictions. (SHIPA), the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Prevention [...]
As CDLLife community member, Kimberly Myers mentioned on our wall earlier last week – carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger to the health of some drivers. Learn the hard-to-spot symptoms and dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning here. A number of truck driver deaths which have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Two of the better [...]
As the truck driving community is well aware, texting while driving has become an epidemic of epic proportions. People of all ages seem to be having less and less self control when it comes to refraining cell phone use while behind the wheel. – As a result, much is being done to discourage drivers from [...]
We’ve received a number of questions regarding wages in the trucking industry – so we’ve decided to take a closer look at the incomes of the CDLLife community members. Take this short survey and enter your e-mail address for a chance to win some CDLLife swag, and we’ll let you know what we find out! [...]
Photo taken by MultiVu.com for MCI Containers High-tech refrigeration containers are being utilized in an interesting, and relatively unconventional way. Maersk Container Industry’s Star Cool reefer trailers are being used in Lübeck, Germany, to conserve archeological artifacts on-site. Recently an ancient wooden structure was located at the construction site of a new housing development. After [...]
In this industry – we hear a lot of negative things about dispatchers. Some of them are rude and rather inconsiderate when it come to the way they treat their drivers. Others simply don’t have a good enough understanding of a driver’s lifestyle to understand that their demands may not be feasible or fair. – [...]
On Thursday, a cell phone ban goes into effect for Michigan teens. Does it go far enough?
Just how common is it to receive free gifts/products from shipping and receiving companies? Although this type of exchange depends completely upon what type of freight a driver is hauling, and to where – it’s certainly a nice gesture, and most would agree that it should happen more often. Here’s what we found out that [...]
We’ve recently covered what do you if you witness an accident in our article, 6 Things To Do If You Witness An Accident – but what about when it comes to physically assisting the victim of an accident? Is there any danger of being sued in the event of further injury? Find out more [...]
Photo courtesy of Nikita Starichenko / Shutterstock.com. Being a truck driver, you witness more than your fair share of accidents out on the road. But what should you do if it’s more than just a fender bender and you’re the first one on the scene? Here are 6 things to do if you witness an accident. [...]
Informative Insurance Institute for Highway Safety video discusses underride guard strength and accidents.
UPS pledged to hire more than 25,000 veterans over the next five years.
One of the nation’s largest carriers has announced it’s shutting the doors at one of its hubs.
What was the turnover rate and what does it say about the economy?
Six major highway safety organizations called on Congress to fully fund the Priority Highway Safety Grant Program, known as Section 405, when Congress considers funding for the remainder of FY 2013.
“Everyone knows the trucking industry has been dealing with a shortage of professional truck drivers for some time. If all carriers could get their drivers to feel as passionate about their companies…, I bet that driver shortage would disappear pretty quickly.”
According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there are an estimated 25 fall-related deaths in the trucking industry each year.
Everyone knows that if you don’t have your pets on leashes at truck stops and rest areas, that it’s only a matter of time before even the best trained animal gets spooked, or worse – decides that a nice run in the opposite direction would be a fun game to play. – But are you [...]
Have you ever wished that there was a master list of truck stop showers to avoid? Well, your wish is our command! Take a look at this list of less-than-satisfactory truck stop shower locations have been poorly reviewed in a forum by drivers around the country. Please note that this list of poorly reviewed truck [...]
Think you’ve driven through some or all of the nation’s longest tunnels? We’ve found ten of the longest – let us know how many of them you’ve seen for yourself! 1. Ted Williams is one of the longest tunnels in the United States – at 1.6 miles. This tunnel is an extension of I-90, and [...]
Have you ever wondered what you would do in an avalanche situation? What if your tractor trailer were to be submerged in the snow? Do you think you have a reasonable survival plan? Learn how to survive the situation here: Assess the damage. Both to the truck and to yourself. Try to remain as calm [...]