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Category: New Motor Carriers

August 28, 2015

Depression on the Road

Depression is something many truck drivers experience. The job can be stressful, the hours longer than anticipated, and friends and family are often hundreds of miles away. Here are some things you can do to help you through any stressful time.

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August 14, 2015

Finding a Certified Medical Examiner

In 2014 an important law was implemented for all truck drivers. This law was made to keep America’s interstate CMV drivers healthy and our roads safer by requiring all interstate CMV drivers to have their medical examinations performed by a Certified Medical Examiner that is listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry…

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July 30, 2015

IS GETTING A HAZMAT ENDORSEMENT WORTH IT?

The Department of Transportation defines a dangerous item as, any solid, liquid or gas that can harm people or anything else in the environment. The government regulates most dangerous goods by forcing companies to label containers carrying dangerous goods with specific symbols, making it clear what it contains. Dangerous goods are commonly called hazardous materials…

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July 23, 2015

KEEPING UP GOOD HYGIENE ON THE ROAD

The trucking lifestyle makes it challenging to keep and stay clean and hygienic, however, much like all careers, appearing professional is part of the job, especially if you are an owner operator. Unfortunately for drivers, paying for showers is expensive, rest stop bathrooms can be dirty or inaccessible and finding the time for personal maintenance…

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July 7, 2015

KEEPING SAFE ON THE HIGHWAY

Keeping safe on the highway is the most important thing a truck driver can do. Remember these simple tips that not only protect you, but also protect other drivers on the road.

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June 29, 2015

UNDERSTANDING DATAQS SYSTEM

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is always updating their system to keep the roads safer. One of the more recent updates with the FMCSA is the addition of the DataQs. DataQs is an online system for motor carriers and commercial drivers to submit their concerns about publically available Federal and State data that…

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June 1, 2015

TOP DRIVING DISTRACTIONS

As a truck driver, you spend the majority of your life on the road. Unfortunately, that sometimes means distractions. Progressive Reporting wants you to stay safe on the road. Know what you should look out for with the top driving distractions infographic below.

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April 29, 2015

GRUB ON THE GO FOR MOTOR CARRIERS!

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March 30, 2015

NEWEST TECHNOLOGY WITH THE MID-AMERICA TRUCKING SHOW

The 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky has come to a successful end and throughout the conference, the growing theme was telematics. This is a system that monitors and refines the performance of trucks; linking drivers, fleets and manufacturers with vehicles. Equipment manufacturers also used the MATS conference to announce equipment and aerodynamic improvements…

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March 24, 2015

TOP 5 TRUCKING ACCESSORIES

Life on the road doesn’t have to mean living with the minimum. Check out Progressive Reporting‘s favorite accessories for living as a truck driver.

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