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  • CSA And Your Businesss - FMCSA's compliance and safety programs improve and promote safety performance and save lives. However, agency resources available for these efforts have remained relatively constant over time, despite increases in the regulated population and additional programmatic responsibilities. FMCSA has identified limitations in both how safety is measured and how unsafe behaviors, once identified, are corrected.
  • In 2007, 37,248 fatal automobile crashes were reported in the United States. These numbers, coupled with those we've known who have been victims of fatal car accidents, make us ever cognizant of how dangerous driving can be. Despite this knowledge, everyday distractions such as phone calls, music and texting have become so ingrained in our daily routines that driving itself becomes a test in self-control. While you can't control the actions of others on the road, you can better your chances of remaining crash-free by instituting these steps into your daily driving routine.

  • In 2007, 37,248 fatal automobile crashes were reported in the United States. These numbers, coupled with those we've known who have been victims of fatal car accidents, make us ever cognizant of how dangerous driving can be. Despite this knowledge, everyday distractions such as phone calls, music and texting have become so ingrained in our daily routines that driving itself becomes a test in self-control. While you can't control the actions of others on the road, you can better your chances of remaining crash-free by instituting these steps into your daily driving routine.

  • In 2007, 37,248 fatal automobile crashes were reported in the United States. These numbers, coupled with those we've known who have been victims of fatal car accidents, make us ever cognizant of how dangerous driving can be. Despite this knowledge, everyday distractions such as phone calls, music and texting have become so ingrained in our daily routines that driving itself becomes a test in self-control. While you can't control the actions of others on the road, you can better your chances of remaining crash-free by instituting these steps into your daily driving routine.

  • In 2007, 37,248 fatal automobile crashes were reported in the United States. These numbers, coupled with those we've known who have been victims of fatal car accidents, make us ever cognizant of how dangerous driving can be. Despite this knowledge, everyday distractions such as phone calls, music and texting have become so ingrained in our daily routines that driving itself becomes a test in self-control. While you can't control the actions of others on the road, you can better your chances of remaining crash-free by instituting these steps into your daily driving routine.

  • DOT.GOV: In May, 1997, the National Private Truck Council’s Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) began a research program in cooperation with Sue Roberts Health Concepts, Inc., ATA Foundation, Inc. and te Federal Highway Admnistration’s Office of Motor Carriers (now the Federal Motor Carrie Safety Administration) todesign, develop, and evaluate a model truck and bus driver wellness program. This wellness program was developed to provide a resource for addressing truck and bus industry challenges in the areas of driver safety, turnover, performance, job satisfaction, and industry competition. It is intended to provide strategies to give drivers opportunities for improved health.

  • Introduction Presents an overview of the training program, statistics on highway worker fatalities and motor vehicle crashes, and other background information
    Module 1: Work Zone Traffic Control Covers principles of work zone traffic control, safety implications to highway workers, related hazards and injury prevention techniques.
    Module 2: Safe Operations and Internal Traffic Control in the Work Space
    Covers potential hazards in the work space, development of internal traffic control plans, safe operation and maintenance of equipment and motor vehicles, issues related to night work, other safety considerations, and applicable standards.
    Module 3: Heavy Equipment Covers types of equipment used in highway construction projects, their associated hazards, injury/illness prevention for workers, and applicable standards
    Module 4: Overhead and Underground Power Lines Covers fundamentals and principles on electricity and power transmission, work activities and environments related to power line safety hazards, hazard identification, injury prevention techniques and applicable standards.
    Module 5: Hand and Power Tools Covers types of hand and power tools used in highway construction projects, their associated hazards, injury/illness prevention for workers, and applicable standards
  • Tanker trucks, such as those used by fire departments to transport water or the countless tankers that transport fuel and other liquids on the nation's highways, are sometimes involved in rollover crashes, most of which could likely have been avoided. Tanker rollovers are the leading cause of death when it comes to vehicular accidents involving firefighters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, there are some basic safety tips which can help reduce these and other tanker accidents.

  • 396 : Scope.(a) Every motor carrier, its officers, drivers, agents, representatives, and employees directly concerned with the inspection or maintenance of commercial motor vehicles must be knowledgeable of and comply with the rules of this part.(b) Every intermodal equipment provider, its officers, agents, representatives, and employees directly concerned with the inspection or maintenance of intermodal equipment interchanged or offered for interchange to motor carriers must be knowledgeable of and comply with the rules of this part.