Safety & Driving

Articles about staying safe on the road and behind the wheel. You’ll find helpful information for everyone who uses the road. Get insights on distracted driving, nationwide safety law trends, bicyclist safety, and more.

Truck Driver and Cargo

Stay Safe, Truckers: Conducting CDL Pre-Trip Inspections

by Kat Saks on

If you operate a commercial vehicle, you need to know what’s under the hood of your truck. Before hitting the road, commercial drivers should perform a pre-trip inspection to ensure the truck is safe to drive. State motor vehicle departments second this belief. In fact, most states require truck drivers to pass a pre-trip inspection […]

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Safety Tips for Commercial Drivers by Melissa Crumish on

Trucking requires full concentration on the road. Not only must commercial drivers contend with other motorists, dangerous weather conditions, and wandering wildlife, but they must do so while operating large rigs, often carrying heavy and sometimes dangerous cargo. One mistake carries possible huge repercussions. To help stay out of harm’s way, consider the following safety […]

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Commercial Drivers: Staying Healthy on the Road by Kathy Teel on

It’s notoriously difficult for commercial drivers to stay healthy and fit on the road. They spend most of their time sitting, and they don’t have much access to healthy foods on the road. However, no matter how difficult it is, there are certain health requirements CDL drivers must meet. CDL Health Requirements If you are […]

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What Qualifies as a Disability? by Alicia Sparks on

Each state sets its own criteria for qualifying disabilities. (By “qualifying,” we mean disabilities that qualify for special disabled parking placards or handicapped license plates – see below.) To find out for sure, check your state’s disabled driver information. Most states consider drivers disabled if they: Don’t have full use of one or both arms. […]

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Tips on Extending Your Car’s Life by Melissa Crumish on

Your car is more than validation for owning a drivers license. It’s also a huge investment. With so much financially at stake, it’s in your best interest to keep the vehicle in peak condition, getting as many miles out of it as you can. To help your efforts, consider the following tips on how to […]

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Knowing the Safety Laws When Driving Out of State by Melissa Crumish on

Driving across state lines brings changing scenery, changing perspectives, and changing laws. To ensure that your road trip is colored only with five-star memories, educate yourself on the driving laws of the specific states you’ll be visiting. Driving Laws to Learn Regardless of how honest your explanation after getting stopped, pleading, “I didn’t know” generally […]

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Road Trip Tips: Plan a Fun and Safe Drive by Melissa Crumish on

Whether you’re embarking on a three-day trip into the next state, or a three-week cross-country journey, a five-star road trip requires a keen balance of spontaneity and advanced planning. To help with your road trip, heed the following advice before switching into Kerouac-mode: Make sure your vehicle is in sound working order – a cracked […]

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