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Emergency Stops

By POSTMASTER / December 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Emergency Stops

If you are forced to stop your commercial motor vehicle on a highway or shoulder of a highway for anything other than necessary traffic stops, as the driver, you are required to warn others of your presence using the emergency warning devices kept on your unit. In the event it is necessary to make an…

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Icy Roads: If You Have An Accident

By POSTMASTER / December 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Icy Roads: If You Have An Accident
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Don’t Slip, Get a Grip

By POSTMASTER / December 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Don’t Slip, Get a Grip

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Check Your Attitude at the Door

By POSTMASTER / December 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Check Your Attitude at the Door

Even the best drivers can let their driving deteriorate when their attitude starts to slide. What attitudes can turn a normally good driver into a risk-taking one? A feeling that everyone is out to get me or hold me up. Judgements about other driver’s actions “everyone else is a lousy driver” that leads to frustration.…

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Winter Collision

By POSTMASTER / November 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Winter Collision
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Icy Bridges

By POSTMASTER / November 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Icy Bridges
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Thanksgiving Day Travel Delays

By POSTMASTER / November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Thanksgiving Day Travel Delays

It is predicted more than 55 million people are expected to travel during this holiday week which quite likely will cause slowdowns during your trip. A barrage of weather factors around the country on top of heavy traffic will likely add to the misery for travelers. AAA is projecting near-record travel volume on American roads…

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Winter Driving Awareness

By POSTMASTER / November 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Winter Driving Awareness

Bad weather conditions are out of our control and often occur unexpectedly.  Therefore, adjusting to winter driving conditions should be at the forefront of our defensive driving mindset. This post identifies some common issues that a coach operator may run into when out on the road and tips on how to respond when appropriate. Loss…

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Avoid Intersection Incidents

By POSTMASTER / October 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Avoid Intersection Incidents

Over 40% of fatalities happen at intersections because there is so much activity and vehicle interactions but there are a few simple habits that can help you to reduce the risk of an intersection crash. What types of crashes happen at intersections? Rear end collisions. Turning right conflicts with vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. Turning left…

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Driving in Darkness or Subdued Light

By POSTMASTER / October 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Driving in Darkness or Subdued Light

If driver attentiveness is important during the day, it is even more so during the twilight and nighttime hours. Not only is your vision severely limited after dark, but your depth perception, color recognition and peripheral vision become compromised the moment the light starts to fade. Add to this driver fatigue, and the dangers of…

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