Archive for the ‘Trucking Safety’ Category

How Truck Drivers Can Keep Themselves Safe

Friday, April 9th, 2021
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Truck drivers never know who might be lurking at a trucking rest stop.

Many truck drivers work an all-around schedule, meaning that sometimes they might be working at very late hours at night. Because nighttime is so dark, this, unfortunately, means that criminals are willing to use it to their advantage. Truck drivers are often prime targets for these crooks because they are out late at night, often alone, and sometimes unfamiliar with the area. Therefore it is required for truck drivers to not only know how to handle a dangerous situation but also how to protect themselves from harm. Here is a guide on how truck drivers can defend themselves when facing potential attacks from criminals. (more…)

How to Avoid Dozing Off While Trucking

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.

It’s perfectly okay for trucking professionals to take naps during their travels while parked in a safe area.

Sometimes, staring at a particularly monotonous road for long hours while trucking, especially at night, can be very tiring. Many trucking professionals have fallen victim to dozing off while on the road. This can lead to severe automotive accidents that can result in the death of the trucker or affected car drivers. Therefore it is vital that truckers take great precautions to remain well-rested and ready for the road at all times for everyone’s safety. Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.  (more…)

Driving Tips to Help Truck Drivers in Winter Weather

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Driving Tips to Help Truck Drivers in Winter Weather

Here are some tips we have for truck drivers to help them safely drive through winter weather.

As temperatures drop, it becomes more difficult for truck drivers to navigate through the weather. There are many problems that truck drivers have to handle when temperatures get low enough. Poor visibility is a concern, and tire traction isn’t nearly as strong, among other issues.

Fortunately, you can apply certain safety measures to make sure you keep yourself as safe as possible when on the road. Here are some tips we have for truck drivers to help them safely drive through winter weather. (more…)

4 Goals That Truck Drivers Should Strive to Achieve

Friday, January 29th, 2021
Goals That Truck Drivers Should Have Evan Transportation

Like any professionals, truck drivers should want to do well and build a good reputation and business.

Like any professionals, truck drivers should want to do well and build a good reputation and business. You have to take responsibility for yourself and set goals for your improvement.  There are likely several goals or metrics that your trucking company wants you to meet. These possibly overlap with their goals, but if they don’t, you should undoubtedly add these to your list and try to achieve them for every delivery.

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These Simple Steps Can Help Truck Drivers Avoid an Accident

Friday, December 11th, 2020
These Simple Steps Can Help Truck Drivers Avoid an Accident

It’s important not to forget how truck drivers can best avoid accidents when they’re driving.

Truck drivers are trained to do their jobs and do them well, but there’s never any harm in brushing up on some tips to help avoid an accident. As much as safety is always urged, it can be easy to forget some of the fundamentals when you’re thinking about everything else that matters. Your mind may be focused on getting the job done efficiently, staying healthy and happy on the road, and more. It’s important not to forget how truck drivers can best avoid accidents when they’re driving. (more…)

Ways to Eliminate Distracted Truck Driving

Friday, November 13th, 2020
Ways to Eliminate Distracted Truck Driving

These precautions and preparations keep the focus on truck driving and less on the unimportant factors.

Of all the ways to practice safe truck driving, keeping one’s focus on the road and away from distractions should be a given. Yet, there will always be things that will try to divert the driver’s attention away from the road. When, not if, these distractions do come up, the driver faces unnecessary obstacles that can get in the way of safe truck driving. However, one can take a few steps before and during truck driving to eliminate as many distractions from the job at hand as possible. These precautions and preparations keep the focus on truck driving and less on the unimportant factors. (more…)

Safe Truck Driving Tips for Autumn

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Safe Truck Driving Tips for Autumn

Autumn, in particular, can bring some challenges that are easy to overlook. The good news is that there are ways to make sure your truck driving is as safe as it can be this fall.

Autumn is officially here. A lot is changing but what isn’t going away is the persistent need for truckers to stay safe when out on the road. Whenever there are seasonal changes, there are also changes to what you need to think about in terms of safety. Autumn, in particular, can bring some challenges that are easy to overlook. The good news is that there are ways to make sure your truck driving is as safe as it can be this fall. (more…)

How Truck Drivers Navigate Stormy Road Conditions

Friday, August 7th, 2020
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Navigating stormy road conditions can become more manageable with these tips.

With all the talk of hurricane Isaias going around, many of us are concerned about our safety. For truck drivers, that means it’s a good time for a refresher on how truck drivers can best navigate those stormy roads. When you’re out on a long trip or just dealing with slick conditions, your safety can be put in real peril. Truckers don’t want to do anything less than a spectacular job, but they also want to make sure they’re safe while doing so. Even once Isaias passes, staying safe during stormy road conditions is always something to be aware of. Truck drivers should take these tips for navigating stormy road conditions to heart when they head out during circumstances that are less than ideal. (more…)

Trucking Safety Tips for Semi-Truck Drivers

Friday, July 10th, 2020
Trucking Safety Tips for Semi-Truck Drivers

Trucking safety encompasses more than just smart or defensive driving skills; a lot of it can come down to demonstrating common sense.

As much as we believe that truck driving is a great career path, we also can’t forget to stress how dangerous and difficult the job can be at times. The actions and behavior of semi-truck drivers and other commercial vehicle drivers directly impact the safety of themselves and others on the road. Trucking safety encompasses more than just smart or defensive driving skills; a lot of it can come down to demonstrating common sense. Operating a big-rig like a semi-truck has its share of challenges, so check out these trucking safety tips applicable to all drivers. (more…)

3 Things to Keep In Mind During Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Friday, June 5th, 2020
3 Things to Keep In Mind During Delivery of Hazardous Materials

There are a few essential things to keep in mind when contracted with the delivery of hazardous materials.

At some point, most transportation services will engage in the transportation and delivery of hazardous materials. These hazardous materials are things that can cause damage to the environment or organisms within the environment. Such materials can be solid, liquid, or gas and can range from common household chemicals to industrial-strength substances, any of which require special transportation instructions. There are a few essential things to keep in mind when contracted with the delivery of hazardous materials. (more…)