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Archive for November, 2010
A video for cargo tank drivers offers safety reminders for all truckers
By Jim Kneiszel
Producers of a new safety video aimed primarily at drivers hauling big liquid loads argue that even if you’re never likely to pull a tank trailer behind your tractor, you’ll still gain potentially life- and load-saving advice by viewing the video, “Cargo Tank Driver Rollover Prevention,’’ produced jointly by the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and the American Trucking Associations in cooperation with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Physical exertion leads to mental alertness behind the wheel
By LaNeta Crighton
You know that exercise can help you drop pounds, but did you realize that it also lets you gain energy that will keep you sharp while on the road? Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found exercise can increase blood and oxygen flow to the brain and release chemicals that fuel the brain.
Getting the most out of an inverter
By Paul Abelson
About 10 years ago, power inverters were just starting to appear on the market. They convert 12-volt direct current (DC) from your batteries to 120-volt alternating current (AC) similar to household current.
Cell phones, texting and driving
By David A. Kolman
There is an abundance of research that confirms the dangers of distracted driving. Nevertheless, drivers have largely ignored the overwhelming data. Studies show that drivers overestimate their own ability to safely multitask, even as they worry about the dangers of others doing it.