Thorn Valley Safety

Measurement vs. Management

As Fleet Safety and Loss Control professionals, we do our fair share of measuring and attempt to reduce crash rates. Recent crash statistics have increased since 2015 after years of steady decline.

Ask Thorn Valley

Three major questions and answers that were forwarded to Thorn Valley by an attendee of the FMCSA meeting. These are questions regarding ELD compliance will come in handy. The next few months will be interesting as FMCSA and enforcement personnel make transitions.

Recent Need to Know Updates

We have recent updates you should check out: 4 takeaways from the ELD Madate transition, the finalization of the 2018-2019 UCR fees, January drug testing changes and safety news from FMCSA.

Winter Weather Preparation

Make sure you are prepared for the winter weather this season. Icy conditions close Louisiana interstates and the East Coast storms suspend hours regulations for some drivers. Stay up to date. 

Winter Driving

Read how to winterize your truck, Thorn Valley's 10 safe driving tips for this year, and how to to survive winter as a CMV Driver.

FMCSA Action

Check out the SNS website updates, the crash preventability demonstration program results and the recent FMCSA actions. 

Ask Thorn Valley

“The insured stated that the third party safety consultant said the 2000 model trucks in his fleet had a build date in 1999 and that all the engines had 1999 VIN's, and these trucks would be exempt from the ELD mandate. He also stated that the 2007 unit that needs a motor replacement would be exempt if he put one of the 1999 engines that he has available. I have read but am not certain if that unit must be designated a glider kit to qualify or if just changing the motor qualifies it for the exemption. I told the insured I would check with Thorn Valley to see if that information was accurate."

The ELD Mandate

That long awaited day is upon us! December 18 ELD Mandate is in action. Read about the ELD exemptions and answers to the top 70 ELD questions.