Archive for the ‘Trucking Safety’ Category

Blind Spots on a Semi Truck

Friday, August 12th, 2022
Blind Spots on a Semi Truck

Truckers and other drivers alike can stay safe on the road by knowing these blind spots.

Semi truck driving is the profession of our team at Evan Transportation. We are professionals at driving throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, transporting freight for businesses of all kinds. Part of the trade is dealing with the blind spots on a semi truck. While we have our methods of minimizing the risks of blind spots, such as maintaining distance between other vehicles, everyday drivers can also promote traffic safety by understanding the blind spots on a semi truck.

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Blind Spots on a Semi Truck

Friday, August 12th, 2022
Blind Spots on a Semi Truck

Truckers and other drivers alike can stay safe on the road by knowing these blind spots.

Semi truck driving is the profession of our team at Evan Transportation. We are professionals at driving throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, transporting freight for businesses of all kinds. Part of the trade is dealing with the blind spots on a semi truck. While we have our methods of minimizing the risks of blind spots, such as maintaining distance between other vehicles, everyday drivers can also promote traffic safety by understanding the blind spots on a semi truck.

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Tarping Down a Truck Load

Friday, May 13th, 2022
Tarping Down a Truck Load

Tarping down a load properly makes the trip safe and smooth.

If you’re hauling any goods on a flatbed, tank car, or gravel truck, tarping down a truck load is essential to protecting your load and other vehicles on the road. However, using a tarp can be more challenging than it sounds. Many truckers can slip and fall when applying or removing the tarp, and a tarp that isn’t adequately secured can fly off on the road and cause serious accidents. So, how can you tarp down your truck load safely?  

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What Is a Weigh Station?

Friday, March 25th, 2022
What Is a Weigh Station?

Weigh stations are an essential part of trucking safety.

In the trucking industry, there are various rules of the road to which all must adhere. If you have ever seen a weigh station, you’ve seen one aspect of trucking that not many passersby know about. The weigh stations are there to help everyone ultimately stay safe on the road. Below, you’ll find the “what,” the “how,” and the “where” about weigh stations.

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How Truckers Can Navigate Icy Roads

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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Remember these tips before you try to navigate icy roads.

The winter weather can be quite brutal for truck drivers. In fact, driving on ice and snow is incredibly difficult and can be quite dangerous. But, truckers will often still have to drive their trucks even in white-out conditions. There is no denying that truckers end up having a very difficult job to do when it comes to navigating the tough and brutal winter weather conditions daily. Ultimately, dealing with hazardous conditions as a truck driver can be troubling — but there are some effective and efficient tips to help truckers maintain their safety as they navigate icy roads and treacherous conditions. Here are some useful and helpful tips for truck drivers when it comes to safely navigating icy roads and other winter weather conditions. (more…)

A Truck Driver’s Guide: How To Drive Safely In The Fog

Friday, January 7th, 2022

 

 

A Truck Driver’s Guide: How To Drive Safely In The Fog Evan Transportation

In this blog, you’ll learn how to drive your truck safely through fog weather conditions. Continue reading!

Around this time of year, it isn’t uncommon to have to drive in the fog. When seasons change, fog will frequently occur, which can become a massive safety issue to truck drivers or anyone driving for that matter. Due to fog being able to happen at any given moment while driving and impairing your vision, you’ll need to know how to adjust to navigating through these types of weather conditions quickly. In this blog, you’ll learn how to drive your truck safely through fog weather conditions. Continue reading!

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Significant Truck Driving Safety Tips For New Years Eve

Thursday, December 30th, 2021
Significant Truck Driving Safety Tips For New Years Eve Evan Transportation

Being alert and avoiding driving while tired can be the best safety measure you take as a truck driver in your career.

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner — and being careful on the roads becomes increasingly important this time of year. Truck drivers are the most common drivers in the streets on New Year’s Eve — along with others who have been out partying it up and staying up later than usual. The reality is, safety becomes a cause for concern for truck drivers this time of year, and practicing safety becomes vital for any truck driver. Ultimately, here are some tips that you can take to ensure you drive this New Year’s Eve safely to avoid any dangerous driving scenarios. Continue reading!

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Top 7 Winter Truck Driving Tips

Friday, December 3rd, 2021
Top 7 Winter Truck Driving Evan Transportation Tips

Also, hard acceleration and sudden braking reduce traction, thus causing your truck to lose control.

Winter truck driving can be challenging due to the icy roads (trucks lose traction) and the poor visibility. Even the most skilled truck drivers find it challenging to maneuver on icy roads. 

Therefore, every truck driver should practice the following safety tips to protect themselves and the other road users.

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Holiday Season Driving Safety Tips For Truckers

Friday, November 19th, 2021

 

Holiday Season Driving Safety Tips For Truckers Evan Transportation

In this blog, you’ll learn how to navigate on the roads safely during the holiday season. Continue reading!

If you’re a truck driver, you must know that the freight never stops, which makes trucking all the more rewarding. However, spending the holidays while you’re on the road can be an excellent opportunity for you as a truck driver. Doing so allows you to haul extra loads because of the holidays being so busy. 

Although, if you decide to take up the job, driving from coast to coast, or even locally, can take a toll on you mentally and physically. You see, being away from family and friends can leave you feeling lonely, and driving through the holiday season can add stress. In this blog, you’ll learn how to navigate on the roads safely during the holiday season. Continue reading!

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How To Maintain Great Mental Health As A Truck Driver

Friday, September 10th, 2021
   How To Maintain Great Mental Health As A Truck Driver Evan Transportation

You should still set a routine for yourself from the start and end of your day.

As a truck driver, you’re expected to work long, tiresome hours on the road in a cramp, isolated space. Doing so can, unfortunately, take a toll on your mental health over time. When this usually occurs, truck drivers may ignore this feeling or not know how to handle it, leading to them getting burnt out over time. You must protect your well-being from working effectively and feeling good doing so. In this blog, you’ll learn how to maintain excellent mental health as a truck driver.

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