If you could invest in something that would save lives and save your company money, would you? Of course you would — and with the continuous evolution of new active safety technologies available on newer trucks, you can.

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What do you get when you add up the early sunsets of autumn with the end of Daylight Saving time? A lot more hours of driving in the dark.

Nighttime driving creates many additional hazards for professional truck drivers. While only 25% of all driving in the U.S. happens at night, half of all fatal crashes occur after dark, says the National Safety Council (NSC).

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Penske Truck Leasing has been reaccredited by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), following a rigorous review process with industry education partner, the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC), ensuring the company continues to meet or exceed the highest quality and performance standards for continuing service education.

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What hazards will this winter bring to commercial motor vehicle drivers? While nobody knows for sure how bad each winter may be, the Farmer’s Almanac indicates that the winter of 2022-23 will include plenty of snow, rain and mush, along with record-breaking cold in parts of the U.S.

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It’s been a dangerous and deadly summer for tractor trailers and trains. In June, a collision between a dump truck and an Amtrak train in Missouri sparked a derailment that caused four deaths and an estimated $4 billion in damages.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual Brake Safety Week from Aug. 21 -27 with a focus on brake hose/tubing chafing violations.

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If you haven’t checked all the components of your truck’s brake system recently, now is the time to get it done.

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