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Medical examiners will now need to begin using new forms as part of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration rule, and the changes to the forms will have an impact on truck drivers. What follows are several changes the rule will bring.

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To raise driver awareness and increase road safety, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will kick off its annual Operation Safe Driver program Oct. 19, nationwide.

During the week, enforcement agencies across the nation will be on heightened alert aimed at both commercial vehicles and cars. Among the things drivers can expect are more-frequent roadside inspections, strict safety-belt enforcement, and much more. These will be implemented with the hope that they will make a lasting impression on drivers, and they will continue safe practices throughout the year.

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Looking for a short, interesting read? Be sure to check out the American Transportation Research Institute website, which recently released the findings of its 2011 update toAn Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. With record high diesel and gasoline prices and looming truck driver shortages, it’s little wonder that both fuel and driver wages continued to rank as the top cost centers. To get a PDF summary of ATRI's report click here. Need assistance in controlling fleet costs? Penske can help. Contact us today.

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