Posts Tagged ‘road safety’

Sharing The Road with Commercial Trucks

Friday, January 17th, 2020
Sharing The Road with Commercial Trucks

While our commercial trucks are making their trips, here’s how other vehicles can navigate safely around them on the roads.

When drivers operate their commercial trucks, they do so with caution. Truckers keep in mind that they share the road with other vehicles, and adjust their driving accordingly. The other drivers on the road can do their part to drive safely near these large commercial vehicles. Not only will this defensive driving make it easier for truckers to drive their trailers safely, but it can also prevent the other drivers from getting into serious accidents themselves. Here are some must-know tips for vehicles when sharing the road with commercial trucks. (more…)

How Truckers Can Beat the Summer Traffic

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Busy Road

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

Summertime is the season for travelers- throughout the scorching summer days families and friends pack up and migrate toward the coasts, toward theme parks and to other vacation areas for a little rest and relaxation. The average commuter understands the struggle of the inconsistency and high volume of traffic during the summer but what about a trucker whose job it is to drive? It’s hard not to get lethargic or weary when the summer sun comes beating down and the traffic comes with it but there are some smart ways to beat the heat and make the bumper to bumper more bearable. (more…)

Night Travel: How to Stay Safe

Friday, August 7th, 2015

For most of us, a nine to five work schedule is pretty standard. While there may be some deviations, many tend to be home by the evening hours. But when it comes to truck drivers, night travel is most common. Night travel tends to help truck drivers reach their destination without the stress of traffic. But while night travel may relieve some aspects of stress, it can increase others. This is because night travel places drivers in danger of falling asleep behind the wheel. In order to prevent this from happening, drivers should take care in staying awake. Night-Travel

 

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Trucking Accident Common Causes

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Common Causes for Trucking Accidents

 

When a truck driver spends most of their time on the road, chances are they will experience a trucking accident of some sort at one point or another in their career. While some accidents are unfortunately unavoidable, there are plenty of accidents that take place due to driver error. Driving a semi truck or tractor trailer is a huge responsibility and should always be taken seriously by drivers. Some common causes for trucking accidents include:

  • Distractions- The life of a truck driver can become lonely while on the road. For this reason, drivers tend to bring along items like cell phones and radios that can become distracting. Food and drinks in the cab can also become distracting should they fall or spill. All it takes is a second for a driver to take their attention off the road for an accident to happen.
  • Under the Influence- No driver should ever get behind the wheel of a vehicle, especially a truck, while under the influence of certain medications, drugs, and alcohol. A slower reaction speed and impaired vision and thinking can have devastating effects on the road.
  • Fatigue- If a driver is running on small amounts of sleep, long drives can end badly. Drivers can fall asleep more easily than they want to admit while they are fatigued. Falling asleep behind the wheel can cause severe and even fatal accidents on the road, especially when a large truck is involved.
  • Speed- Probably the most common cause of truck-related accidents, speeding can turn deadly when behind the wheel of a truck. Large and heavy trucks take longer to stop while having a higher risk of tipping over or losing control.

 

At Evan Transportation, safety comes first. We higher drivers with previous trucking experience, who know how to avoid these common mistakes while driving. Our drivers know how important safety is while on the road, which is why they are trained in safety before they are on the road. Since 1992, Evan Transportation has been providing the Mid-Atlantic region with full freight services along with A1 Trailer and Container services. We provide efficient and safe transportation for a variety of freight items.

 

To get started with Evan Transportation, call us today at 443-673-3365. You can also visit our contact page to fill out our online contact form.

 

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Source:

http://www.2keller.com/library/common-causes-of-truck-accidents-big-rig-dangers-truck-driver-issue.cfm

Safety on the Roads this Summer Season

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Trucker Safety TipsOver the past several weeks, tractor trailers have been in the evening news. Sadly, the reasoning behind their evening debuts isn’t for something positive, but due to accidents involving tractor trailers. On April 15th, around 10:30pm, a tractor trailer was reported overturned on the ramp heading from Interstate 895 going to Route 295 in Lansdowne. The driver was retrieved from the truck and flown to Shock Trauma, but there has been no word on the driver’s condition. Then, just yesterday, a tractor trailer crash took place on Interstate 95 northbound. The accident took place in Arbutus near the Howard/Baltimore County line and caused traffic jams within the area.

The latest crash unfortunately involved a pedestrian car, and more crashes will most likely take place with the summer season approaching. To prevent these types of accidents, it’s important for both truck drivers and pedestrian drivers to be aware and conscious of each other. Here are some safety tips for truckers this summer season:

  1. Inspect your truck before each drive
  2. Zero tolerance for distractions
  3. Stay well rested
  4. Keep your lane of travel to a single lane when possible
  5. Be aware of civilian drivers

At Evan Transportation, we make sure all of our drivers receive the proper training to keep them safe while on the roadways. Our drivers have years of experience before getting behind the wheel, so beginners mistakes are rare. Our drivers are familiar with the roadways and highways they use when transporting product, so routes taken are the most efficient and safest for our drivers and product alike.

If you need product transported during this upcoming summer season, make sure to choose safety and use Evan Transportation Inc. for all of your transportation needs. We service the following areas:

  1. Maryland
  2. Delaware
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. New Jersey
  5. Virginia
  6. West Virginia

Call us at (443)-673-3365 or click here today. You can also find us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

 

Source:

http://www.wbaltv.com/page/search/htv-bal/search/9381322?q=tractor+trailer&view=asSearch&sortBy=maupublicationdate

http://www.selectrucks.com/TruckingTips/SafeTrucking.aspx