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What You Need to Know about Ohio’s Newest Distracted Driving Law

By |February 16th, 2019|

Every state in the country has some sort of law regarding distracted driving. For instance, in each state, texting while driving is banned for drivers of all ages and in many, it’s considered a secondary offence. Many states also have laws about using hand-held devices while operating a vehicle, too, and for good reason. Did […]

4 Reasons Firefighters Need Driver Training

By |January 15th, 2019|

A fire truck is a heavy, large vehicle that comes barreling down busy roads as it rushes to get to an emergency. Whether it’s hurrying to put out a fire or attend to another type of emergency situation, it’s imperative that the individual driving the truck understands how to drive it as safely as possible.

Accidents […]

Tips for Driving on Icy Roads

By |December 18th, 2018|

It’s that time of year where the weather conditions in Northeast Ohio can make traveling any sort of distance treacherous. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration, nearly 70 percent of the nation lives in regions which receive more than five inches of snowfall annually. And every year, icy conditions or snowy and slushy […]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018

By |December 4th, 2018|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the holiday season is officially upon us. Across the globe, people are gearing up for a busy month of shopping, baking, wrapping presents, and of course, spending time with friends and loved ones at festive gatherings.

Whatever your plans are this time of year, it’s important to […]

Cleveland Channel 19 News Features DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic

By |November 29th, 2018|

Winter Driving: DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic
Channel Channel 19 News (WOIO) recently featured DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic providing some quick winter driving tips for their viewers

“Driving’s a diminishing skill,” Salyer said. He added, “if we’re not operating the vehicle properly or if we think we can operate it just the same on these types of conditions, […]

Almost 5,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles Found with Critical Brake Violations during Brake Safety Week

By |November 14th, 2018|

Back in September during Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as a mean to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from the roadways. Because properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation, the goal of Brake Safety Week is to […]

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2018

By |November 2nd, 2018|

Do your employees drive for long hours at a time? Are they on the road late at night or in the wee hours of the morning? If so, there’s a good chance they could be at risk for falling asleep while behind the wheel. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, […]

FMCSA officially delays implementation of Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration rule

By |July 19th, 2018|

Implementation date delayed until June 22, 2021

The implementation date for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule has been officially delayed for three years, according to a recent interim final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The compliance date, originally slated for June 22, 2018, has been rescheduled until June 22, 2021. […]

Be Prepared for Operation Safe Driver Week

By |July 12th, 2018|

Traffic enforcement personnel will be watching the roads closely next week for unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial drivers and individual drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week July 15-21, 2018.

This initiative of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, and ultimately, deaths and injuries due to […]

Hours-focused Roadcheck Inspection coming June 5-7

By |May 25th, 2018|

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance‘s annual International Roadcheck, a three-day ramp up of truck and bus enforcement across North America, is scheduled for June 5-7. The year’s focus will be on hours-of-service compliance, says CVSA, due in part to the implementation of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate.

“The top reason drivers were placed out […]