Safety is the top priority for motor carriers. Running a safe operation requires thorough knowledge and understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. 

In addition to educating drivers on these regulations, there are specific company fleet safety policies and procedures that must be reviewed. This includes the completion of vehicle inspection paperwork to insure that both the fleet and drivers are in compliance with all FMCSA regulations, as well as ongoing driver training on how to operate the vehicles and any added safety equipment or technology in the proper manner.

Ultimately, though, equipment may be having the most profound impact on driver safety, as newer fleets equipped with the latest technologies are experiencing a dramatic reduction in highway violations and accidents. 

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