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Avoiding the Most Common Safety Violations Contractors are Cited For

Officials say hundreds of lives could be saved every year by reducing the four biggest risks construction works face on the job site. These are the best ways to avoid the most common violations while keeping your crew, your budget and your reputation safe.

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FTS Internships Give Students A Glimpse Into the World of Professional Software Development

Forward Thinking Systems continues to the future with its summer internship program; bringing on talented young people to work on important projects with fresh eyes and new ideas while experiencing life in a professional, fast-paced work environment.

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3 Things Officers Want Drivers to Do During (and Before) Roadside Inspections

The CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck runs from June 5th through June 7th this year. We reached out to inspection agencies across the country to see how you can prepare for this year’s ramp up.

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5 Modern Advancements of the Police Cruiser

Fighting crime is one of our society’s oldest and most noble professions . It’s also one that has dramatically evolved over the years, staying on the cutting-edge of technology and using the latest tools to get the job done. The introduction of the first police car in Akron, Ohio in 1899 was a game-changer for…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Fire Trucks

Fire trucks are one of our society’s oldest and most recognizable vehicles. But its look and functions have dramatically changed over the years. The fire truck as we know it is the result of centuries of development and innovation. Here are five interesting things you might not know about the evolution of fire trucks. 1)…

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How to Stay Compliant with AOBRDs Until You Switch to ELD

There’s a lot of confusion about using grandfathered AOBRDs in the ELD Age. Here’s what you need to know, and need to do, if you’re waiting to make the switch.

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4 Ways Bad Driving Habits Affect Your Bottom Line

Green driving isn’t just about helping the environment, it’s about making sure your fleet is running as efficiently as possible while sending the right message to the community about your business.

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6 Ways You Can Help Your Employees Sleep Better

37% of working U.S. adults only get six hours or less of sleep a night, putting lives at risk and costing companies thousands of dollars a year. Here are six ways you can help your employees fight fatigue and be more productive on the job.

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You could be pulled off the road if you’re not compliant with the ELD rule

The ELD rule’s “soft enforcement” period has ended, and if you’re not exempt, or you’re not ready, your vehicle could be pulled out of service. That’s because the ELD rule is being fully enforced as of April 1, 2018. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which is made up of the officers who enforce trucking and…

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Customer Success Story: BEST Transportation

From monitoring driver behavior, to better serving customers who need last minute pickups, BEST Transportation is finding ways to continue outpacing the competition with Forward Thinking.

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