Archives: November 2021
November 26, 2021
Getting a great deal on that coveted holiday gift can make you feel like you’ve won the lottery. Although many deals are found online these days, some folks still venture out to the stores on the day after Thanksgiving in search of those deals. If you’re one of those, slow and steady may be your best course of action.
November 19, 2021
Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice is everywhere this time of year. Some people choose to incorporate it into just about everything during the holidays. To some, it is comforting and makes the season feel warm and cozy.
For others, the holidays are stressful and include many social activities that may have been missed in the past few years. If you choose to use alcohol or other impairing substances when you’re stressed or as you are enjoying a social event, that impairment doesn’t pair well with driving.
November 18, 2021
November 12, 2021
But often we make little decisions regarding our safety behind the wheel that can have a big impact on our longevity. Crashes, including ones causing fatalities, are not inevitable. Data shows that there are five simple actions you can do to survive your next trip in a vehicle.
November 10, 2021
Commercial drivers are the backbone of our economy. Now more than ever, it’s critical that a driver has options when it comes to quickly and safely renewing a commercial driver’s license. To give drivers more time on the road and less time in an Iowa DOT driver’s service center, a new Iowa law allows most CDL holders to renew their CDL online.
November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021
This is a big week for deer in Iowa. Historically, the first week of November is when we record the highest number of crashes between vehicles and deer. With farmers getting the crops out of the field, whitetail deer are being roused from their hiding places. It’s also mating season, also referred to as the rut, the time when deer, especially males, are less cautious and more active than usual.
From Jan. 1 to Nov. 5, 2021, there were 5,187 reported crashes where a driver hit an animal. Those crashes impacted 7,696 drivers and passengers. Four people have been killed and 31 suffered serious injuries in these crashes.
November 2, 2021
How do you know when something is working? Some indicators of trouble are easy to spot. If your vehicle’s check engine light comes on, you know it needs attention. If your child isn’t feeling well, you check his or her temperature and may make a call to the pediatrician. Measuring how well a workplace functions can be less straightforward, but our people leaders, often referred to as managers and supervisors, and their teams have tools available to assist with building a culture of engagement to make their work life more enjoyable together.
November 1, 2021