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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at UWT! We wish all our US friends a safe, happy and healthy long weekend filled with great food and some quality family time; we are grateful to each […]

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How to Prevent Loss of Control Crashes, With a Pop Quiz!

This is the third installment in our critical crash prevention series. We have already covered  how to prevent run-under crashes and rear-end crashes, and all are determined to be “critical” because they typically cause […]

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    National Cold Weather Forecast and Winter Checklist for Trucks

National Cold Weather Forecast and Winter Checklist for Trucks

Winter seems to be in full swing around most of North America this week. The National Weather Service site notes that the cold high pressure system currently over the Central Plains will move eastward; […]

5 Hot Capacity Crunch Topics on the Horizon

Everywhere you turn, the industry is talking about the “Capacity Crunch.” The effects of this trucking industry phenomenon will be felt short-term and long-term, as there are many issues that are contributing to the […]

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    Retail Visit Review – What’s in the Produce Aisles at the End of October

Retail Visit Review – What’s in the Produce Aisles at the End of October

Tuesday’s retail visit out to the local stores didn’t reveal anything too out of the ordinary for this time of year. We are still seeing product transitions, with some stores stocking local product and […]

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    November 1st is Near: Make Sure your Truck is Equipped with Chains

November 1st is Near: Make Sure your Truck is Equipped with Chains

Washington State trucks need to make sure that they are carrying their chains as of November 1st. That’s next Saturday. To make sure you are prepared, here’s the list of requirements for Washington, Oregon, […]

HOS: Our Most Popular Blog Post, with FAQ

The FMCSA’s regulations on Hours of Service is one of our most read blog posts. Written just before the new regulations came out in July 2013, It averages 100 page views per month and […]

Attention Carriers! Operation Safe Driver is happening Oct 19-25

First held in 2007, the annual Operation Safe Driver event is an initiative by the CVSA and the FMCSA. Enforcement agencies will conduct safety enforcement activities geared towards unsafe behaviors for both Commercial Motor […]

Retail Visit Review: Looking ahead to October

September, in many ways, is a transition month. Some days may feel like a gift of an extended summer while others make you all too aware that winter is just around the corner. The […]

How to Prevent Rear-End Crashes, with a Pop Quiz!

According to Great West Casualty Company, there are four types of critical crashes: run-under crashes (which we covered in a post at the end of 2013), lane change crashes, loss of control crashes, and […]