To celebrate May which is also Zombie Awareness Month, we thought it would be good to inform all truck drivers about the danger of zombies. The Mirror posted a article about a 19 year old male who is being accused of stealing a semi-truck and crashing it into several cars, injuring seven people. What’s the reason? He told police he was trying to flee ZOMBIES. Yes, zombies. Check out the rest of the article by clicking the link. (more…)
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The Virginia DOT is encouraging truckers traveling through Northern Virginia to be ready for some Capital Beltway traffic changes due to the opening of the 495 Express Lanes. The new Express Lanes will utilize dynamic pricing to keep traffic free flowing and provide a more predictable travel option to travelers on the Beltway. Vehicles with two axles can use the Express Lanes
Overdrive Online is such a great resource for drivers. They have recently released an article on how to get more from your tires. While these tips are pretty standard in the truck driving industry, they are also very useful and should be taken seriously. Here are the three tips.
- Maintain Proper Inflation
- Perform Routine Maintanence
- Employ Good Driving Habits
To see the full article and the full description of each tip, CLICK HERE.
Sleep Apnea is a very tough disease to deal with, especially when it comes to truck drivers. New action is being proposed in the constant battle to hone in on ways to diagnose and treat workers suffering from sleep apnea. Schneider National has been very proactive in the fight against sleep apnea. A recent study conducted by the carrier shows that sleep apnea is still prevalent in trucking and that the research indicates 30% of all truck crashes are related to fatigue. Schneider screened 19,371 of its drivers and found that 31% suffered from severe sleep apnea, while 79.7% suffered from some degree of apnea.
Edward Grandi, executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASPA) recently spoke with Fleet Owner Magazine about this very topic.
“What we’re trying to do now is get companies to look at treating OSA [obstructive sleep apnea] as an investment rather than a cost, because research indicates it costs far more in health care expenditures and lost productivity for starters to leave OSA untreated.”
To read more on this topic check out FLEET OWNER’S in depth article on how the truck driving industry is working to help other with sleep apnea.
Eating right is one of the main ingredients when it comes to being a healthy truck driver. Overdrive online posted a video recently that shows a very easy way of making a blue berry smoothie while on the road.
Here’s the ingredients.
1/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup nonfat, low-sugar yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries and bananas -frozen or fresh
1 tablespoon dry oats
Handful of ice – only if frozen fruit is not available
You will also need a small portable blender. Check out the video below for full instructions.
After two truck crashes caused major backups on I-75, one of Florida’s most popular roads, the Florida DOT has decided to lower the speed limit from 70 mph to 60 mph.
ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral
Debbie Tower, a spokesperson with the Florida DOT spoke with ABC News about the new speed limit. “Drivers are making dangerous decisions. “They need to slow down and pay attention,”. She also claims poor driving habits and bad weather are to blame for the wrecks.
I-75 stretches from upper Michigan to lower Florida and usually has a speed limit of 70-75 mph. But after the two crashes that occured in construction zones, and sent three people to the hospital, Florida will have one of the slowest sections on I-75.
You can read the FULL STORY HERE.