50th Anniversary of the First 9-1-1 Call

According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), the first 9-1-1 call took place 50 years ago this month! On February 16, 1968, Alabama State Senator Rankin Fite completed the first 9-1-1 call in Haleyville, Alabama and it remains as important today as it was when first introduced decades ago. Calling for help remains the first…

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FMCSA Issues Additional ELD Guidance & Temporary Waivers

The FMCSA has issued some proposals and temporary waivers in order to help motor carriers comply with the agency’s electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The following is a list of the FMCSA’s releases and details about how they may impact your operations: A proposal to eliminate the unladen requirement from the personal conveyance rule. Currently,…

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FMCSA Lowers Registration Fees for Interstate Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a final rule that lowered registration fees for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) plan by 9.1 percent in 2018 and 4.55 percent in 2019. Interstate motor carriers are required to register with the UCR program every year, and the funds collected from registration fees are then…

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Distracted Driving in Commercial Vehicles

Cell phones are used for almost everything in today’s society. They are great for keeping people organized and are key for communicating, but are your employees using them in a safe manner throughout the workday? PropertyCasualty360.com states “Commercial auto loss control requires a holistic approach, and the following five practices will help companies get on…

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Active Shooters – Be Aware, Be Prepared

What would you do in the event where a person randomly opens fire in a public place? According to the PropertyCasualty360.com’s article “Staying Safe: Mitigating active shooter risks”, the number of incidents involving active shooters has steadily increased over the last 15 years. In 2000, there was one active shooter incident versus 20 in 2015.…

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