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Things That Go Squeeze on the Right

By POSTMASTER / May 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Things That Go Squeeze on the Right

Right turns can be problematic for drivers of large commercial motor vehicles. Commercial drivers sometimes swing wide to the left before turning right. However, motorists following behind may mistakenly see this as a lane change or left turn, try to pass on the right, and find themselves “squeezed” between the curb and the commercial vehicle…

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Road Debris: A Deadly Hazard

By POSTMASTER / May 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Road Debris: A Deadly Hazard

Furniture, lumber, luggage, mattresses, tire treads, coolers, and appliances are just some of the items littering our nation’s roadways. But, road debris is more than unsightly…it’s dangerous. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, road debris played a key role in more than 200,000 crashes on U.S. roadways between 2011 and 2014, resulting in…

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Meet Winter’s Driving Challenges

By POSTMASTER / November 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Meet Winter’s Driving Challenges

Winter driving comes with a host of challenges. With snowy conditions already popping up in parts of the country, now is a good time to review the proper techniques for operating in adverse conditions to help reduce winter driving risks: • Perform a thorough pre-trip inspection before any trip. The problems of traveling in winter…

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CMV Equipment theft and potential weaponization

By POSTMASTER / September 27, 2017 / Comments Off on CMV Equipment theft and potential weaponization

Recently, a Motorcoach was stolen while idling at a pickup point for passengers. Two Motorcoaches were staged and waiting to be loaded with passengers when the first Motorcoach drove away. The vehicle was, as is common, left running while the driver was preparing to load passengers. The vehicle was boarded by a thief, and driven…

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MCI D Coach DD3 Braking System

By POSTMASTER / August 2, 2017 / Comments Off on MCI D Coach DD3 Braking System

The MCI D Coach has a different type of braking system called a DD3 Brake system. This system requires a full brake application before the vehicle parking brake will release. Please watch the associated video for details. As a side note, this process can be used as a habit to ensure brakes are always properly…

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Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

By POSTMASTER / August 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

A new study from the University of Iowa concludes that drivers engaged in a conversation — either over the phone or with a passenger — are slower to recognize and respond to a new object in their field of view. A conversation creates an “attention disengagement” lag, researchers found, which affects the driver’s ability to…

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Put down that cellphone; distracted-driving law is here

By POSTMASTER / July 24, 2017 / Comments Off on Put down that cellphone; distracted-driving law is here

Washington state’s new distracted-driving law is now in effect. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a ticket: No more excuses, public-safety officials say, but would you actually be charged the $136 fine for violating Washington state’s new anti-distraction law, which takes effect Sunday? That depends on where you drive. The Washington State Patrol…

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Staying Safe on America’s Freeways

By POSTMASTER / July 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Staying Safe on America’s Freeways

Driving on a freeway is probably the safest driving any professional driver will ever do. You can generally travel long distances without stopping or without having to contend with intersections, narrow streets, bicycles and pedestrians. However, because of the higher speed and traffic volume, freeway driving requires a higher degree of driver awareness. Entering/Exiting Freeways…

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Your Defensive Driving Formula

By POSTMASTER / May 30, 2017 / Comments Off on Your Defensive Driving Formula

No matter how much experience you have behind the wheel, there are always new hazards and situations waiting for you just around the next corner. You can prepare yourself to face these challenges by driving defensively. Defensive driving is about using your skills and knowledge to protect yourself against the unsafe acts of other drivers,…

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Rail Road Crossing Safety

By POSTMASTER / March 31, 2017 / Comments Off on Rail Road Crossing Safety

Due to recent events, this Rail Road Crossing Safety presentation is now available. Please take a few minutes to watch the presentation, as there are some dramatic illustrations about Rail Road Crossing Safety. You may need to click the link below to access this presentation depending on your device and Browser. Be safe out there!…

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