It’s that time of year again! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is conducting their annual Safe Driver Week on July 14th-20th. Partnering with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the CVSA is dedicating the week to the improvement of unsafe driving behavior by encouraging law personnel to be on the lookout for reckless driving.
The CVSA’s Safe Driver Program was designed to reduce the number of accidents, and consequently injuries, that result from unsafe driving behavior. The program’s primary goal is to provide safe driving education and enforce the habits that will enable all drivers to be safe. This is a focused effort looking for behaviors like moving violations, speeding, and checking mobile devices while driving.
This year’s Safe Driver Week is placing a special emphasis on speeding. Often drivers feel the need to speed and meet their impending deadlines, but the CVSA declares that “Late Won’t Kill, Speeding Will.” Drivers can fall behind schedule for a variety of different reasons, but the CVSA makes it clear that safety is more important than punctuality.
Proper truck maintenance is important to ensure your speedometer stays in check. Several factors can influence the calibration and accuracy of your speedometer. Be sure to regularly self-test your speed monitoring equipment to determine if there are issues that need to be addressed. This will keep you from exceeding the speed limit without your knowledge, potentially resulting in a hefty fine.
The England Carrier Services (ECS) division offers a variety of services for carriers ranging from maintenance to support. As ECS members, carriers have access to nationwide discounts on fuel and tires from dedicated team members who are committed to finding the best price. ECS also provides factoring services with benefits such as same-day funding to a bank account or fuel card. These options allow carriers the freedom to focus on growing their business while saving time and money.