Alcohol and the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and that typically means a full dose of parties, celebrations, and festivities—many of which may involve alcohol. Drunk drivers are responsible for many traffic accidents and even fatalities. In 2015 alone, alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States. Make […]

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Due to increased awareness of the issues and consequences related to drinking and driving, the amount of incidents related with this crime have dramatically decreased. However, drinking and driving is still a very serious issue. Each day there are 3,200 people arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to Mothers […]

Red Light Safety Tips For Truck Drivers

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, running a red light happens all too frequently and is often deadly. In 2014, 709 people were killed and an estimated 126,000 were injured in crashes that involved running a red light. Put it another way – more than one out of five traffic accidents are the […]

Summer Safety Tips For CDL Drivers

There are a lot of articles written about safe driving tips for the winter months, and rightly so. Slick roads and darker days can provide a lot of hazards for CDL drivers. But summer also has its own set of challenges to both the driver and the truck. Warm weather and sunny skies can be […]

Top Work Zone Safety Tips

June is National Safety Month, but at Driving Ambition, we take safety seriously all year. We want to ensure the safety of our truck drivers, the safety of our client’s equipment and the safety of the motoring public. We have a responsibility to take care of the communities we serve. In 2009, Driving Ambition formed […]

Focus On Tire Safety

Earlier this month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted its 29th annual International Roadcheck, a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections. This year the inspectors placed a special emphasis on tire safety. Although the inspections are […]

The 4 D’S – Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy Driving

The 4 D’s – Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy Driving. Well, getting 2 out of 4 isn’t bad. Dr. Mark Rosekind, a renowned sleep and fatigue expert – and the recently appointed Administrator of the National Highway Safety Administration, in an interview with Sleep Review [1] outlined the 4 D’s of impaired driving – Drunk, Drugged, […]

Think Distracted Driving Doesn’t Impact You? Think Again.

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, a cause that Driving Ambition and the trucking industry in whole, passionately supports. With today’s modern technologies and conveniences, it’s easy to think you can sneak in a phone call, text message or check of the latest news on the Web. But the risks far outweigh any extra time […]

5 Tips To Help Truck Drivers Cope With Daylight Savings Time

Like it or hate it, it is that time of the year again – Daylight Savings Time. On March 13th, at 2:00 am, the clock “springs ahead” an hour to help us get the most sunlight we can out of the summer months. This week is also National Sleep Awareness week according to the National […]