Posts Tagged ‘driving safety’

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…)

What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

Friday, October 30th, 2020
What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle.

When people are out on the road, everyone owes everyone some extent of responsibility to keep us all safe. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists should have the sense to keep themselves and others safe, as do semi-truck drivers. Eventually, semi-truck drivers will find themselves in close quarters with pedestrians in high-traffic places, like in a city or town. Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle. (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…)

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…)

Certain Truck Driver Behaviors, Explained

Friday, March 6th, 2020
Certain Truck Driver Behaviors, Explained

What are some things many truck drivers do that confuse other drivers on the road?

For people who don’t have experience driving commercial vehicles, they may not understand why truck drivers drive the way they do when operating their semi-trucks. Some truck driver behaviors seem to go against what most people learn in driving school. However, commercial vehicle drivers know they must adjust their driving style to keep their shipment and others safe on the road. For all those who share the road with truck drivers, here are your common frustrations with their driving behavior explained. (more…)

Safe Driving During a Summer Heat Wave

Friday, June 16th, 2017
truck accident

When the summer sun really kicks in, there are specific safety tips to keep in mind out on the road.

The hot weather is here to stay and many drivers are hitting the road to visit

vacation spots throughout the country. When you’re a trucker, that means dealing
with all of the headaches that the heat and all of the drivers cause. Here are some
simple summer tips for safe driving during a heat wave.

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Summer Tips for Trucker Safety

Friday, May 12th, 2017
truck accident

Summer brings more vehicles on the road, and more safety measures for professional truckers.

Truckers are behind the wheel and driving for long hours. There are some summer tips to help with trucker safety that you should be aware of. A few driving tips will ensure you’re a little safer. (more…)

Safety Tips for Summer

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
defensive-driving

As summer begins, here are some important tips for trucking safety!

Last week we discussed the best ways to beat heavy summer traffic, but how can we protect ourselves when we can’t avoid the high volume on the roads? According to a survey by the Department of Transportation in 2014, summer is the most dangerous season to be driving in. There are eighteen percent more fatal accidents in the summer months than in the winter months. There are many factors that can contribute to this from congestion to weather. When driving is your job in the congested east coast, safety is the most important in the trucking life. (more…)

More Cars on the Road, Mean Better Defensive Driving

Friday, March 17th, 2017
a busy freeway

When the weather warms up, expect many more vehicles on the road.

As the weather finally begins to warm up, drivers involved in every area of transportation services will soon be noticing many more vehicles on the road. With that in mind, spring is the perfect time to remind yourself on some basics regarding defensive driving, keeping yourself always safe and alert! (more…)