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The latest USDOT inspection, on the road, and highway safety news.

Stay Awake Behind the Wheel

Stay Awake Behind the Wheel Each year, drowsy driving accounts for about 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).Sep 13, 2022 Some Helpful Tips 1. Get plenty of sleep before driving: Make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep the night before a long trip. 2. […]

Changing a Tire on the Road

Safely Change a Tire on the Road 1. Park in a safe location: Move your car to a safe place, turn on your hazard lights, and engage the emergency brakes before getting out of the car. 2. Collect tools: Locate the spare wheel, lug wrench, and jack. Check to ensure all the tools are in […]

Required USDOT/FMCSA Post-Trip Inspection

REQUIRED USDOT/FMCSA POST-TRIP INSPECTION The USDOT/FMCSA Post-Inspection Reports play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with safety regulations and promoting the safety of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on the roads. These reports are required by law and provide critical information to law enforcement officers, safety investigators, and other interested parties. Here are some of the […]

Emergency Vehicle Rules

Emergency Vehicle Rules of the Road 1. Yield to emergency vehicles: When you hear the sirens or see flashing lights of an emergency vehicle, move your vehicle to the right side of the road and stop as quickly and safely as possible. 2. Do not block intersections: If you are stopped at an intersection and […]

Basic Rules of the Road

What Are the Important Rules of the Road? Tips to help keep you and fellow drivers safer when on our roads and highways 1. Always wear your seat belt. 2. Observe the speed limit. 3. Stay in the right lane unless you’re passing another vehicle. 4. Use your turn signals when changing lanes or turning. […]

Check Your Blind Spots

Check Your Blind Spots The Blind Spot Zone when driving is the area around your vehicle that you cannot see when looking in your mirrors.  1. Check your mirrors regularly: Checking your rearview and side mirrors frequently will help you gain a better understanding of what’s happening around your car and avoid blind spot issues. […]

How to Extend Your Tire Life

How to get the most out of your tire The estimated lifespan of a tire can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of tire, driving conditions, and maintenance. On average, a tire can last for around 50,000 miles before you need to replace it. 1. Check tire pressure regularly: Proper tire pressure ensures that […]

How to Improve Gas Mileage

Because every drop counts, there are some tips to improve your gas mileage   1. Maintain a steady speed: Consistency is key when it comes to conserving fuel. Try to maintain a constant speed as much as possible, and avoid sudden starts and stops. 2. Check tire pressure: Underinflated tires can decrease fuel efficiency, so make […]

Tire Dry Rot can be a Killer

Tire Dry Rot can be a Killer Tire dry rot is a condition that occurs when tires are older or are not used for an extended period of time, causing the rubber to deteriorate and crack. The primary danger of tire dry rot is that it can lead to tire failure, which can be dangerous […]

Night-Time Driving Tips

Night-Time Driving Tips Night-time driving can be challenging and caution needs to be your co-pilot. Here are some helpful tips when traveling after dark.   1. Check your headlights: Make sure all your headlights are working correctly and are aligned correctly. Clean the lens of your headlights to ensure maximum visibility. 2. Focus your eyes: […]

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