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by Melissa Crumish on

Immediate access to road conditions is the genius of the 511 traffic system. With the 511 traffic system, you can access this information from the Internet, your phone (cell or landline), or a smartphone app. 511 Traffic System Availability 511 traffic systems are currently available in the following cities and states: Alaska Arizona ARTIMIS (Northern […]

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How to Use the 511 Traffic System by Melissa Crumish on

Accessing road conditions or weather for your city or state is easy via the 511 traffic system. Depending on your targeted area you may have one, some, or all of the following access options: By phone (cell or landline) Website Smartphone app Accessing 511 Traffic Systems by Phone The process is easy: Dial 511. The […]

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How to Report a Damaged or Missing Road Sign by Nadia Ibanez on

For a number of reasons, road signs seem to go missing or become damaged. Severe weather, car accidents and even theft are reasons why road signs need repair or replacement. We all learned the importance of reading traffic signs while studying for road sign practice tests, the permit test, and the drivers license test, so […]

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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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