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Distracted Driving Awareness Month – The Top Driving Distractions to Avoid

By |April 12th, 2019|

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.”

In 2017, 3,166 […]

June’s Roadcheck Inspection Blitz to Focus on Steering and Suspension

By |April 2nd, 2019|

From June 4-6, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual International Roadcheck Inspection Blitz. Every year, the 72 hour inspection blitz takes a closer look at a designated category to check for violations. This year, CVSA will focus on steering and suspension systems, which are critical safety systems for any type of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ford Police Explorer SUV Information

By |February 15th, 2018|

Ford is dismissing the need to recall its Ford Explorer SUV despite a growing number of drivers who have reported incidents of dizziness, nausea and vomiting to federal regulators, who are conducting an active investigation into the complaints.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed its investigation into Ford Explorer model years 2011 to 2017 is […]

Inspectors Issued Nearly 15,000 Out-of-Service Orders in June Roadcheck

By |August 29th, 2017|

North American truck and bus inspectors placed more than 12,000 vehicles out-of-service during their 72-hour Roadcheck enforcement blitz held June 6-8. Another nearly 3,000 drivers were placed out-of-service during the week-long event.

Enforcers in sum conducted 62,013 inspections. Of those, 19.4 percent (12,030) resulted in a vehicle out-of-service order, and 4.7 percent (2,940) resulted in a […]

A DOT Number Must be Marked on a CMV Rental

By |October 6th, 2016|

Here at DriveTeam, we like to keep our students and clients up-to-date with the latest vehicle news in order to keep families and employees safe while on the road.

We periodically share important news, like the latest updates for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

All CMVs operated by a motor carrier must be legally marked with two pieces […]

CVSA Announces Dates for Annual Safe Driver Week

By |August 17th, 2016|

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz will take place the week of October 16th through 22nd.

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers.

The Operation Safe […]

Auto dealers offering scholarship for driving skills course

By |May 7th, 2009|

By Kathleen Folkerth
GREATER AKRON — Local car dealers have partnered with a drivers’ training facility to award area teens the chance to improve their skills behind the wheel.
Scholarships good toward a two-day driving skills class from DriveTeam in Cuyahoga Falls will be awarded to students from 10 local high schools through the efforts of the […]