Tag: Safety

June 20, 2019 123Loadboard

Password security tips for truckers

The 21st century has been kind to professional truckers with many such great technological advancements, but it also poses new challenges, from mandatory e-logs to the topic of this post: Password security tips for truckers. We’ve all heard that it is important to have a strong password, but why?

May 26, 2017 123Loadboard

Highway Hypnosis – How Truckers Can Avoid White Line Fever

Have you heard about Highway Hypnosis, also known as White Line Fever? Ever pulled into your driveway and had the sudden startling realization that you have no recollection whatsoever of the drive home, just a missing gap in your memory for the route you took, the turns you made, the stops at stop signs, yielding to other cars when appropriate, and attending to all your other responsibilities while operating a motor vehicle?

April 29, 2017 123Loadboard

Tracking Truckers: Improving Safety or Invasion of Privacy?

The idea of tracking and being constantly monitored on the job may not seem to cross any lines in terms of an employees’ privacy if the worker is in an office or warehouse, but there are different aspects of the job to consider when it comes to truck drivers.

June 3, 2016 123Loadboard

Truck Only Lanes. Good or Bad for Truckers?

Separating truck drivers from other motorists makes sense for improved safety and risk management, as well as the ability to deliver important truck loads cross-country faster. It also provides increased safety for motorists. Trucks and passenger vehicles sharing lanes is simply dangerous.

May 2, 2016 123Loadboard

Highway Parking Rules Dangerous For Drivers

Due to either a full rest stop or a closed one, many truckers are forced to seek alternative places to take their mandated breaks. This often means parking on the shoulder of a highway. Every year this causes accidents when motorists collide with parked trucks.

April 19, 2016 123Loadboard

Driver Training Trucking Rules – Important Update

Many industry observers viewed the inconsistent training as dangerous to both truckers and other motorists. The proposed driver training rules are meant to enforce a consistent standard and reduce potential endangerments.

March 29, 2016 123Loadboard

Left Lane Driving. Should Truckers Be Allowed?

Advocates of increasing restrictions on truckers cite safety concerns, stating that truckers regularly using the left lane can lead to dangerous situations that put both them and other motorists at risk. However, some representatives of the trucking industry disagree.

March 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Overloading. Eliminate as Part of Risk Management

Overloading a truck makes it harder for the driver to control the vehicle in an emergency situation. It becomes harder to stop and longer braking distances are needed. Overloaded cargo shifts more easily which creates an imbalanced load.

March 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Parking Shortage: How it’s Affecting Trucking

Truck drivers who can’t find parking resort to resting on highway shoulders, in the parking lots of closed strip malls, industrial parks, and on the grassy circles within highway ramps. These can cause serious trucking safety issues.

March 9, 2016 123Loadboard

Self Driving Trucks a Help or Hindrance?

For the trucking industry, self-driving trucks may require adjustments in economics, risk management, and highway regulations. For instance, the 11/14 rule that dictates when drivers can work, drive, and take a break may need to be revised.

January 20, 2016 123Loadboard

Safety Tips for Truck Drivers On The Road

Every driver who has been trucking for any length of time knows the basic rules of the road for safety, but, every now and then, either a reminder or a new trucking tip can help. Here are 9 safety tips to make sure you get home home safely.

November 19, 2015 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Backs Vigo, a New Safety Device to Improve Trucking Safety

123Loadboard, a leading freight matching load board marketplace focused on helping truckers find loads and increase their loaded miles is stepping up their continued commitment to support technology designed to help truckers deliver their loads safely.

November 18, 2015 123Loadboard

Vigo, Device Designed To Help Keep Truckers Alert

Vigo is an innovative headset to be worn by the trucker. It is designed to analyze blink patterns and head movements to monitor alertness levels and then prompts the trucker to take action when drowsy and in need of a break.