Archive for the ‘Trucking Safety’ Category

3 Benefits of Getting Truck Dashcams

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
3 Benefits of Getting Truck Dashcams

Installing truck dashcams can help protect your fleet.

While it’s not the most advanced piece of technology in our modern world, truck dashcams still hold so much value. These devices are a standard in many vehicles and trucking fleets for good reasons. Using truck dashcams to record trucks and truckers on and off the road serves many purposes. The following are three benefits of installing truck dashcams to your vehicle or fleet. (more…)

What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

Friday, November 15th, 2019
What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

Do you know what to do in the event your truck breaks down mid trip?

If a truck breaks down, that puts the driver, others, and the condition of the vehicle and freight in danger. Many trucking companies, including Evan Transportation, are cautious with safety practices and keep excellent track records. However, in the event of an emergency where you find your truck has broken down, here are some steps to take. (more…)

Delivering Hazardous Materials

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Delivering Hazardous Materials

Delivering hazardous materials requires some extra considerations.

Another specialized delivery type we’ll be discussing today is the delivery of hazardous materials. Like fulfilling flatbed deliveries or delivering oversized loads, moving hazardous materials is a precarious job within the transportation and trucking industries. Moving liquid or solid hazmats endangers people and the environment if not correctly handled. Beyond exercising safer trucking, there are a few things to consider when delivering hazardous freights. (more…)

Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

We have some tips for a safer journey when you get caught trucking in heavy rain.

Halloween night 2019 was undoubtedly scary for Maryland: we were hit with strong winds, lightning, and heavy rain! Many truckers would have pulled into truck stops for the night to wait out the showers and get much-needed sleep. But, what happens when a truck driver encounters a sudden storm on the road? The decision then lies between using safer trucking precautions or stopping altogether to wait for better weather. Careful planning before a trip to avoid bad weather is always best. Still, weather changes pretty quickly, and forecasts can be inaccurate. Next time you find yourself caught in stormy and rainy weather on the road, here’s some advice for safe trucking. (more…)

5 Tips for Smart and Safe Parking at Truck Stops

Friday, October 25th, 2019
5 Tips for Smart and Safe Parking at Truck Stops

Here are some strategies for safe parking at truck stops.

In the U.S., many truckers feel there aren’t enough truck stops and safe parking options for their tractor-trailers. On top of Hours of Service regulations, the shortage of parking spaces forces truckers to pull into unsafe or illegal parking spots. Choosing these spots can be dangerous to the driver and others around them. But truckers need ample sleep and to not drive over their allotted 11 hours. To avoid unnecessary hazards and stress of finding safe parking, here are five tips for smart and safe parking at truck stops truckers can use.

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Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Safe braking and following distance practices keep everyone safer on the road.

Any driver on the road should exercise proper safety, including practicing safe braking and maintaining adequate following distances. Truck drivers are operating much larger and dangerous vehicles that can carry oversize loads or tricky flatbeds. Truckers must demonstrate extra caution when maneuvering their trailers, and more so on a shared road. Truck drivers will have learned how to brake and maintain following distance in truck driving school. However, reviewing these trucking safety tips and considerations can inform all drivers on best practices. This way, truckers remember to check their driving habits, and others can recognize good or dangerous trucking on the road. (more…)

5 Desert Driving Tips For Truck Drivers

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Learn about five desert driving tips for truck drivers.

Learn about five desert driving tips for truck drivers.

North America has four major deserts: the Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran. Driving through these deserts as a trucker can be dangerous, and it’s crucial to be as prepared as possible. Continue reading for five important desert driving tips that all truck drivers should know before driving through the Southwest states. (more…)

How Truck Drivers Can Protect Their Cargo And Avoid Theft

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Learn how truck drivers can protect their cargo and avoid theft while on the road.

Learn how truck drivers can protect their cargo and avoid theft while on the road.

Theft is a huge concern in the trucking industry, and all truckers need to look after their cargo and know how to avoid theft while remaining safe. Continue reading for a few tips on how truckers can protect their cargo and prevent theft while on the road. (more…)

4 Tips For Preventing Trucking Workplace Injuries

Friday, July 5th, 2019
Professional Truck Driver

Check out these four tips for preventing trucking workplace injuries.

Trucking can be a hazardous job- and not just because of driving accidents. Trucking fleets know how crucial it is to minimize and prevent risks while on the road, but there are also plenty of risks before a driver even puts the truck in gear. Continue reading for four essential tips on how to prevent workplace injuries. (more…)

5 Tips For Truck Driving Through Rain and Storms

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Learn about five tips for truck driving through rain and storms.

Learn about five tips for truck driving through rain and storms.

Maryland experiences a lot of rain and thunderstorms in June, so it is important for all truck drivers to be prepared when bad weather strikes. Some storms are more extreme than others, resulting in extremely high winds that make driving very dangerous. Continue reading for five tips for truck driving through rain and storms to be prepared when thunder or lightning strikes. (more…)