Cristina Commendatore


Cristina Commendatore has many years of experience as a journalist covering a variety of news. She has a master's degree from Quinnipiac University.

Mack extends uptime commitment to older vehicles
INDIANAPOLIS. Mack Trucks announced it is bringing its uptime solutions to customers with Mack legacy vehicles. Working with Geotab, Mack said it now offers connectivity for older Mack vehicles that are not equipped with its GuardDog Connect telematics hardware.
Cyber threats and cargo theft: Is your operation at risk?
Consider this: You’re a legitimate carrier and you’re scheduled to pick up a load. But, because of a recent cyber breach – unbeknownst to you – cargo thieves beat you to the pickup location and take off with that load. This is known as a fictitious pickup. And the frauds involved here have done their research. How can you protect yourself?
Owner-op takes trucking to reality TV 1
You may know him from A&E’s “Shipping Wars.” He’s the guy with the white handlebar mustache, the one who tells it like it is, and drives the now recognizable royal blue T600 Kenworth.
Continental Tire breaks ground for Mississippi plant
CLINTON, MS. Continental Tire officially broke ground at the site of its new tire plant near Clinton, MS, Thursday. The ceremony marked the beginning of the construction process, which is expected to be completed in 2019, according to the company.
Platooning saves fuel, will accelerate safety tech, NACFE study shows
Platooning could potentially deliver a 4% average savings over two trucks in real-world operating conditions, according to Trucking Efficiency’s most recent Confidence Report. That is after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when equipped trucks will not be operating in a platoon, explained Michael Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).
Brake Safety Week 2016: Tips from Bendix, CVSA 1

One of the most common violations that Will Schaefer sees during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is out-of-adjustment brakes.

Schaefer, who is CVSA’s director of vehicle programs, noted that 20% of commercial vehicles on the road are placed out of service for violations – half of which are brake-related. And more than half of those are due to out-of-adjustment problems.

Apps and trucking: Digital tools or tie-downs?
Need to find freight? There’s an app for that. How about managing paperwork and hours of service? There are apps for that, too. What about finding safe parking? You guessed it—there’s an app for that. So there’s seemingly an app for every­thing, and even for things you didn’t know you needed—and that’s a good thing, right?
Life as an LTL driver: One woman’s perspective
Leah Evans had always dreamed of becoming a high school band director – until she started driving trucks.
The aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas
The blizzard is over, but millions of Americans continue to deal with the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas.
PMs improve MPGs, new report confirms
Want to boost fuel efficiency? Preventative maintenance is key. That’s according to the latest Confidence Report by Trucking Efficiency, which states truck operators that implemented rigorous preventive maintenance programs saw fuel consumption improvements in the 5-10% range.
Deadly duo: Fighting fatigue and distracted driving

WINDSOR, CT. Two of the main causes for serious crashes are fatigue and distraction, according to Daniel Brown, technical manager of risk control at Travelers. Brown discussed how fleets can help manage fatigue during Travelers’ Transportation Safety Symposium on Thursday.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving accounts for 72,000 crashes per year and more than 800 people are killed from drowsy driving. Brown noted that studies have shown that one out of 10 drivers say they have fallen asleep while driving in the past year.

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