September 2011


Results of ATRI's CSA: Truck Driver Perspectives Survey Released

ATRI surveyed 204 drivers at the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville to evaluate the effects CSA has had on driver employability and carrier operations from drivers’ perspectives. The survey also sought to determine driver attitudes toward CSA and understanding of the program. The results have recently been released. { more }

Drivers with Sleep Apnea 7 Times More Likely to Crash

A survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania and sponsored by FMCSA and ATRI found that 28% of commercial truck and motorcoach drivers have some degree of sleep apnea. Treating your drivers for this disorder can increase the safety of your operation and result in significant cost savings in the form of reduced medical and insurance payments. { more }

Protect Your Company Against Qualifying Unfit Carriers

Brokers and shippers must protect against the negligent qualifying of carriers and reduce their exposure to liability claims. Baldwin & Lyons has identified the top 7 steps to protect your company against qualifying unfit carriers. { more }


SAFETY: Your First Message to New Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that new workers have higher rates of work-related injuries and illnesses than experienced workers. Ensuring that all new workers are clear on the loss prevention and safety requirements of your operation will lead to greater job satisfaction and motivation. It will also increase your company’s profitability by creating more productive workers and reducing absenteeism, injuries and worker turnover.

Before allowing new workers to perform jobs or tasks, it is critical to provide an orientation program to train them to do so safely and handle emergency situations if they arise. An orientation program will also demonstrate to your new workers the emphasis and value your company places on safety.

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