Do You Know Where Your Spare Fuses Are? – Tech Tip Tuesday

DOT Inspectors issuing warnings for not being able to locate spare fuses

Did you know your fuse box is equipped with spaces for spare fuses?  Recently some DOT inspectors have been asking drivers for his/her spare fuses and the they ares not aware of the location of the fuses.

You should review this with your drivers and they need to know where the spare fuses are located.    Also make sure that if the spare fuses were used during a repair to the vehicle, the spares are replaced in the fuse box to meet the DOT requirement of the vehicle being equipped with spare fuses.

So far most customers have been issued a warning not a ticket.

By |September 1st, 2015|Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on Do You Know Where Your Spare Fuses Are? – Tech Tip Tuesday

Dangers of Distracted Driving

NHTSA’s New TV Ad Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

We found this post on the website:

“Here’s a TV commercial that’s part of NHTSA’s new ad campaign warning drivers — in graphic fashion here — about the dangers of distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The U.S. Department of Transportation launched its first-ever national advertising campaign to bring greater awareness of the hazards of distracted driving which started April 7.

Texting while driving video

The $8.5 million campaign, which coincides with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, rolled out on television, radio, and in the digital realm using the phrase, “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” It will run through April 15.

An estimated 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 injured in distraction-related crashes in 2012, according to David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA is an agency within the Department of Transportation.

The campaign also coincides with law enforcement’s crackdown on distracted driving. Currently, 32 states ban text messaging for drivers, while 12 states prohibit use of hand-held cell phones. Also, 37 states ban cell phone use by novice drivers.”

By |April 12th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases, Videos|Comments Off on Dangers of Distracted Driving