Monthly Archives: January 2016

Improving our Highways and Safety – The FAST ACT

Last month Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, known as the FAST Act. This bill is a compromise of a few previous bills that did not pass. This new law allocates $305 Billion towards fixing America’s transit system, which includes fixing roads, reducing freight costs, and boosting productivity in freight related industries. The [...]

January 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Safety Alert

Low Fuel Costs Brings More Trucks and New Drivers on our Roadways For quite some time the trucking industry has had to contend with a national shortage of drivers and additional regulations are on the horizon in Congress. These realities can hurt businesses and consumers by increasing general costs. However, this new year may mark [...]

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

When Our Minds are NOT on the Road

Study after study including this one from October, 2015 proves that we are seriously distracted when we drive and use hands free devices. The AAA considers a mental distraction rating of 2 or higher (out of 5) as potentially dangerous. In this study the drivers’ attention was distracted with a rating of 3.4. And notably, [...]

January 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|