I’ve witnessed firsthand the evolution of safety protocols in the industry. In my initial years, I relied solely on personal experiences to identify motor carriers for inspection, discerning between the commendable and the concerning. However, around 1998, the FMCSA initiated a pivotal shift by providing CMV enforcement officers access to inspection data. This allowed for more informed decisions regarding which motor carriers warranted inspection, based on past performance metrics such as inspections, crashes, and Inspection Selection Scores (IIS).
How do these truck drivers do it? Driving a 72ft vehicle that can weigh up to 80,000lbs in treacherous conditions sounds intimidating. Navigating safely relies on common sense, but it’s equally important to offer effective training and consistent reminders to drivers. This ensures they are well-prepared for various conditions. Let us review some of these winter driving tips for drivers.