Thorn Valley Safety

Ask Thorn Valley - August 2018

We were asked about obtaining Central Analysis Bureau (CAB) reports for moving & storage companies who operate under both local and national moving company authority. Read our initial thoughts and supporting argument. 

Commercial Auto Accidents - Then and Now

Find out what fleet drivers should do after an accident. Also, check out the updated American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Crash Predictor Model that was just released. 

CVSA and Monthly Enforcement Updates

Get prepared for the upcoming events! Law Enforcement will be collecting rear guard data on CMVs from August 27th - 31st. Brake Safety Week is also set... Are you ready for September 16th - 22nd? 

Current Safety Matters

Learn about millennials in trucking, driver retention, pot breathalyzers, consumer reports on truck safety and if your truck makes you sleepy. 

Drug & Medical Updates - July 2018

Check out the national registry of certified medical examiners and learn why some of the country's largest carriers are hoping to see drivers drug tested via a hair samples instead of the usual urine sample standard. 

FMSCA Announcements - July 2018

Read why FMCSA declares a New Mexico truck driver and a Georgia commercial vehicle driver to be imminent hazards. There is also a new ELD support page and a USDOT Pilot Program that provides a boost to military recruitment. 

Industry News - July 2018

In Industry News: UPS lowered their accident rate 1%, a surprise brake inspection puts 1,600 trucks out of service and TMAF has free trucking resources on their site!

Fleet Risk Management - July 2018

Learn about the 6 critical risks emerging in transportation, how fleets are using artificial intelligence to accelerate safety and the risk management FAQ.

Crash Scenarios

Who is at fault when a4-wheeler hits a truck? Also, learn the dangers of trailers and how to properly hook them to your car. 

Construction Spotlight

Read the 2017 Rollover Ready Mix Survey, how concrete pumpers are looking to harmonize hours regs with concrete haulers and the operator qualifications for cranes and Derricks in construction.