NPTC x Centerline Safety Newletters

We are excited to announce that Centerline Drivers is the new presenting sponsor for NPTC's 2021 Monthly Safety Newsletter. Stay up to date with the monthly updates here.

  • NPTC Safety Article- May 2024 -Buckle Up

    NPTC Safety Article- May 2024 -Buckle Up

    Every year, thousands of people die in vehicle crashes because they are not wearing a seat belt. So why are drivers not using seat belts? Let’s set the record straight.

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  • NPTC Safety Article- April 2024 -Road Inspection Primer

    NPTC Safety Article- April 2024 -Road Inspection Primer

    The annual CVSA International Roadcheck is almost here. The inspections scrutinize all safety & compliance aspects of equipment & drivers, but this year there will be 2 specific areas of concentration

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  • NPTC Safety Article- March 2024- Work Zone Safety

    NPTC Safety Article- March 2024- Work Zone Safety

    Spring is in the air and with the approaching warm weather comes the return of highway maintenance & work zones. And accidents resulting in fatalities involving CMVs in work zones have been increasing

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  • NPTC Safety Article- February 2024-Americas Roadway Safety Crisis

    NPTC Safety Article- February 2024-Americas Roadway Safety Crisis

    The FMCSA recently provided a few tips to help prevent accidents and comply with safety standards. And some of these best practices start before even getting into the cab.

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  • NPTC Safety Article-January 2024-Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Update

    NPTC Safety Article-January 2024-Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Update

    The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is a secure online database containing records of drug & alcohol violations. Drivers are not required to register however a driver may need to provide consent for work

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  • NPTC Safety Article-December 2023-FMCSA Policy on Sexual Assaults

    NPTC Safety Article-December 2023-FMCSA Policy on Sexual Assaults

    The safety of CMV operators is a critical aspect of FMCSA’s safety mission. And why the FMCSA issued a Notice of Enforcement Policy intended to increase awareness of sexual assault against CMV drivers

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  • NPTC Safety Article-November 2023-Avoiding Deer Strikes

    NPTC Safety Article-November 2023-Avoiding Deer Strikes

    Deer are more active during breeding, migration, and hunting season, increasing the likelihood of crashes from mid-October to mid-December. Here are some tips for staying safe

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  • NPTC Safety Article-October 2023-Avoiding Aggressive Driving

    NPTC Safety Article-October 2023-Avoiding Aggressive Driving

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released early estimates of traffic fatalities for 2023 so far. Here are some steps to avoid aggressive driving

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  • NPTC Safety Article-September 2023-International Roadcheck Inspections

    NPTC Safety Article-September 2023-International Roadcheck Inspections

    The International Roadcheck commercial motor vehicle inspection & enforcement initiative shows the importance of ensuring a proper pretrip inspection to ensure both you & your equipment are road-ready

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  • NPTC Safety Article-August 2023-Brake Safety Week

    NPTC Safety Article-August 2023-Brake Safety Week

    The CVSA has scheduled this year’s Brake Safety Week for August 20-26 focusing on brake lining and pad issues that could violate & affect a motor carrier’s safety rating. Why the focus on brakes now?

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  • NPTC Safety Article-July 2023-Hall of Fame Attitude

    NPTC Safety Article-July 2023-Hall of Fame Attitude

    Four of the nation's top private fleet drivers were inducted into the NPTC Driver Hall of Fame by International Truck. So, what can we learn from these award-winning drivers?

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  • NPTC Safety Article-June 2023-Fighting Human Trafficking

    NPTC Safety Article-June 2023-Fighting Human Trafficking

    To help combat the human trafficking epidemic, the FMCSA launched its new human trafficking awareness campaign— “Your Roads, Their Freedom.” As a driver, if you notice something, trust your instincts.

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  • NPTC Safety Article-May 2023-Work Zone Safety

    NPTC Safety Article-May 2023-Work Zone Safety

    National Work Zone Awareness Week serves as an annual reminder about the continued importance of work zone safety and mobility for all road users. Here are a few ways you can keep work zones safe

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  • NPTC Safety Article-April 2023-Distracted-Driving

    NPTC Safety Article-April 2023-Distracted-Driving

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It's the time to reinforce the dangers of distracted driving and the rules and regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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  • NPTC Safety Article-March 2023-Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety

    NPTC Safety Article-March 2023-Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety

    The FMCSA has launched a nationwide educational campaign to remind commercial motor vehicle drivers of the precautions to take at highway-rail grade crossings. Most, can be prevented with these tips

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  • NPTC Safety Article -February 2023-Safety-Strategy

    NPTC Safety Article -February 2023-Safety-Strategy

    The Department of Transportation released the National Roadway Safety Strategy, a comprehensive approach to significantly reduce serious injuries and deaths on the nation’s highways. Take a look here!

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  • NPTC Safety Article -January 2023-Drowsy Driving

    NPTC Safety Article -January 2023-Drowsy Driving

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates drowsy driving causes at least 100,000 police-reported crashes. Learn some tips to reduce fatigue while truck driving.

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  • NPTC Safety Article -December 2022-Predicting Future Crashes

    NPTC Safety Article -December 2022-Predicting Future Crashes

    Recent research, released by the American Transportation Research Institute, reveals driving behaviors that increase the likelihood of future crashes—five of which increased future crash.

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  • NPTC Safety Article -November 2022-Holiday Driving

    NPTC Safety Article -November 2022-Holiday Driving

    Later this week, as we pause to give thanks and celebrate Thanksgiving, we welcome in the holiday season, and with it the additional traffic challenges

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  • NPTC Safety Article -October 2022-International Roadcheck Results

    NPTC Safety Article -October 2022-International Roadcheck Results

    Nearly one out of five commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service during the International Roadcheck commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative.

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