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Next week is the Brake Safety Week Enforcement Blitz (August 21-27), hosted by the CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance). Learn some tips for avoiding the most common violations, see which states have the toughest enforcement, and make sure you are prepared, in this week's featured article.

We all want clean air. But the two options EPA proposed for reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) may be difficult to meet. Hear what top industry leaders have to say.

Everyone is talking about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)'s proposed new rule that would require speed limiters on new commercial trucks. Key organizations in the trucking industry have spoken out to give their opinions. Here's where they stand.

2020 saw the highest number of fatal car crashes since 2007. With this in mind, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced on March 29 that the 2022 Operation Safe Driver Week will focus on "speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, and drunk or drugged driving." The safety week will take place July 10-16, 2022. Learn what to expect.

Though winter may not technically be here yet, if the chilly December air tells us anything, it's best to be prepared - there's no telling when inclement weather will hit.

As Transport Topics puts it, "the unpredictability of winter is the only certainty facing truck drivers." Learn, or refresh your memory on, some practical tips & safety measures you can take TODAY to ensure your drivers and fleet are prepared for this winter season.

Huge changes are to come in the U.S.'s infrastructure, after more than $500 billion was approved for new transportation-related spending.

Learn about how this spending package will affect the roads you drive on, independent contractors, the driver shortage, and trucking in general.

Fall may have officially kicked off last month, but as temperatures cool down and colorful leaves dwindle, it's important to remember how to stay safe and comfortable while driving this fall season.

Read about how you can make the most of your driving experience this season.

This year's Operation Safe Driver Week took place July 11-17, with a focus on speeding.

At the same time, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) investigated "motor carriers with a histories of crashes and unsafe driver behaviors," according to Bulk Transporter.

The results are in for what both operations found - see them here.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)'s Brake Safety Week will go into action next week, from August 22-28. Wondering how you should prepare?

According to DAT, you shouldn't. Yep, you heard that right. Read the explanation and, while you're at it, explore the top five OOS violations that resulted from the 2021 International Roadcheck.

Summer is just around the corner, as Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the warm-weather season. However, being a carhauler, the summer season means a whole new set of hazards to be aware of and safety measures to take. Follow these tips for summer driving safety.