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  • [Survey] The Impact of COVID-19 on the Transportation Businesses

    [Survey] The Impact of COVID-19 on the Transportation Businesses

    We created this short poll in an effort to understand current challenges that transportation businesses are still facing today and how operations have adapted for the future as we look ahead into 2021

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  • Staying safe in unprecedented times: Q&A with Jim Ledbetter, Safety Manger

    Staying safe in unprecedented times: Q&A with Jim Ledbetter, Safety Manger

    The last few months have been very trying for drivers, but no matter what safety is always a priority. We chatted with Centerline's safety manager, Jim Ledbetter, about how drivers can stay safe.

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  • Crossing State Lines for People in Need

    Crossing State Lines for People in Need

    Centerline’s Ira Knapp, a truck driver based in New Columbia, Pa., drives from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to help out with distribution at a food bank.

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  • Traveling safe in construction zones

    Traveling safe in construction zones

    For truck drivers, who encounter dangerous road situations as a regular part of their job, staying safe adds another layer. This is particularly true when it comes to navigating busy construction zone

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  • How safe are you: Pre-trip safety quiz

    How safe are you: Pre-trip safety quiz

    Here at Centerline, keeping our drivers safe is our number one priority. Use this quick checklist as a a tool to help your drivers double check their trucks to eliminate downtime and violations.

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  • 5 must ask questions when choosing the best driver partner for your business

    5 must ask questions when choosing the best driver partner for your business

    Finding the driving staffing provider for your business isn’t always easy to find, but it can be if you ask yourself the right questions.

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  • FMCSA Hours of Service changes: What you need to know

    FMCSA Hours of Service changes: What you need to know

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has approved changes to the hours of service (HOS) regulations. These changes improve driver flexibility while still promoting safety.

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  • Preventing driver fatigue: Tips to stay awake and healthy on the road

    Preventing driver fatigue: Tips to stay awake and healthy on the road

    Sleep deprivation and fatigue has always been a hurdle for truck drivers. But not being alert as a driver can create a variety of problems. Not only are you at a higher risk of causing an...

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  • 3 ways to boost driver morale at your company

    3 ways to boost driver morale at your company

    If ever there’s a time to focus on maintaining the morale of your drivers, it’s now. In addition to dealing with larger workloads and longer hours due to high demand, drivers are also facing...

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  • 3 tips to combat the truck driver shortage

    3 tips to combat the truck driver shortage

    The driver shortage is a problem that has plagued the industry for 15 years. Due to a tight labor market and an increasing average age of truck drivers, the driver shortage is expected to swell...

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  • 5 tips to prepare for peak season early

    5 tips to prepare for peak season early

    Getting an early start on hiring for peak season is always a good business move. Starting early allows you adequate time to determine your business needs

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  • What will peak look like in 2020?

    What will peak look like in 2020?

    COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it and the transportation industry is no different. This includes peak season, which will most likely not be business as usual. With a variety of...

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  • Surviving summer peak season

    Surviving summer peak season

    The busy season of summer is here. It is now the time of more construction, more traffic and more heat. As a driver, you need to make sure you are prepared. Use these tips to stay at your best...

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  • 5 myths about being a truck driver

    5 myths about being a truck driver

    Truck drivers keep America moving. They are some of the hardest working people on the road but they are often misunderstood. Here are the top 5 biggest myths about being a truck driver. 1. All...

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  • Importance of proper hydration for truck drivers

    Importance of proper hydration for truck drivers

    Drinking enough water is critical to both your mental and physical health as a truck driver. Although it can be tempting to not drink a lot of water in order to eliminate stops, the consequences...

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  • Reducing collisions with fixed objects

    Reducing collisions with fixed objects

    There are many ways to prevent striking a fixed object when on the job. Eliminate your work tasks near fixed objects or avoiding installing fixed objects near paths of travel in the first place

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  • How to prevent pallet-related injuries

    How to prevent pallet-related injuries

    Pallet injuries are very common in industrial and warehouse settings as people often do not store them correctly or use them as stepping stools.  If you have a warehouse and store products on...

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  • Staying safe on the road this Fourth of July

    Staying safe on the road this Fourth of July

    July may be known for patriotic parties, long days at the beach and general summer fun — but it's also a dangerous month to be out on the roads driving. The Insurance Institute for Highway...

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  • Helping the Hungry

    Helping the Hungry

    A 20-year veteran of non-profit work in the US and Nigeria, Efosa started Big and Caring Heart, a not-for-profit organization based in Dallas that aims to eradicate hunger and homelessness

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  • Why a staffing partner is your best bet in times of uncertainty

    Why a staffing partner is your best bet in times of uncertainty

    Whether it’s natural disasters, global pandemics or market changes, uncertainty can happen at any time. But in the transportation industry, uncertainty can ripple quickly and cause major...

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