Posts Tagged ‘safe driving’

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…)

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…)

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…)

Aggressive Driving Facts And Figures

Friday, May 27th, 2016
aggressive driving

Stay cool behind the wheel and educate yourself about aggressive driving

While aggressive driving may not sound like much of a danger, aggressive and reckless driving actually contributes to a number of unsafe behaviors which can have unfortunate and even deadly consequences. Keep these aggressive driving facts in mind next time you are in a hurry and put driving safety in the front seat. (more…)

Safe Driving in Construction Zones

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
safe driving construction zone

Learn to read this sign as: “Be extra, extra careful ahead”

While your commute may include driving by a construction zone daily, few drivers take the time to really consider the seriousness of safe driving in construction zones. In 2013, 32,719 people were killed in car crashes. Safe driving is critical anytime you are on the road, but you need to be extra cautious when driving through a construction area. Here’s a few tips for staying safe when driving past a construction zone.   (more…)

Trucking Safety Tips: Skid Control and Recovery

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Staying calm and focused during a skid is crucial for control and recovery.

It might seem like we’re inundating this blog with winter trucking safety and maintenance tips lately, but it’s so much better to be safe than sorry in the freight truck world. This one is applicable year-round, even in the most ideal weather conditions — we promise. This week we’re here to discuss skids, how to control them, and how to recover from them, calmly and effectively. (more…)

Truck Driving Safety Tips

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

truck-drivingFor those not in the truck driving industry, the job may seem like an easy and simple task. However, for those who are within the truck driving industry, the harsh truth is the job requires attention and precision or else it can become quite dangerous. In fact, in 2012 alone, large trucks were involved in at least 300,000 accidents across the nation. In a 2014 publication of Time, truck driving found itself at number 8 within their list of the top 10 most dangerous jobs.


Bad Habits of Truck Drivers

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015


Bad habits are important to break for all of us. Whether they are bad habits at work or bad habits at home, they are known to cause problems. However, while some may think that bad habits are harmless, bad habits by truck drivers can be fatal. Bad habits should be broken and avoided by truck drivers to ensure safety on the roads.

Bad habits for drivers to avoid include:


Stop Distractions while Driving

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Distractions while DrivingWith summer finally upon us, traffic will become heavy at times with vacationers trying to reach their beach destinations. Add the congestion of road and highway construction to the mix and truck drivers are looking at some difficult driving ahead. This is a time where all drivers, especially truckers, should make the attempt at eliminating all distractions if and when possible while driving on busy highways and interstates. Here are some distractions that can be eliminated:

  1. Cell phones- Whether it is texting or answering a phone call, cell phones probably cause the most distraction to drivers currently. End any texting conversations before you enter your vehicle and then silence your phone. Voicemails and text messages can be answered once you have parked your vehicle or reached your destination. Need to make a serious call? Pull over to the side of the road before even reaching for a cell phone.
  2. Passengers- While truck drivers rarely have “passengers”, other truckers traveling with you can become distracting. Conversations and attempts at making eye contact can easily distract a driver, so try to keep conversations simple and short to eliminate distractions.
  3. GPS- While navigational systems can come in handy during trips; they can also pose a major distraction. Plot your route prior to leaving for your destination and set your GPS accordingly. This way, if detours should arise or your GPS malfunctions, you still have an idea of the direction you are going. Never attempt to engage with your GPS while you are driving.
  4. Food- While snacking and sipping on some water while driving seems harmless; it can become distracting from the road. Spills tend to happen if sudden movement occurs or you drop something, taking your focus off of the road in front of you. Avoid reaching for the food and drinks while driving and wait to have a meal once you reach a rest stop.

At Evan Transportation, we believe safety is a necessity when driving a truck. Our drivers have years of prior trucking experience and know the importance of safety when driving a large vehicle such as a truck. Our drivers are trained to handle a number of scenarios and situations along with choosing the most efficient route to deliver your freight safely and efficiently.

Evan Transportation provides a number of services including freight transportation along the Mid-Atlantic region. To get started with Evan Transportation, give us a call today at 443.673.3365 or visit our contact page.

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Trucking Accident Driver Pleads Not Guilty

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Accident involving Wal-Mart truckThe truck driver responsible for the Saturday accident that has left one dead and four injured has plead not guilty to being sleep deprived along with his charges of assault by auto and vehicular homicide. Kevin Roper, the 35 year old Walmart truck driver, is accused of going 24 hours without sleep when he hit the limo bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to authorities, although he made an attempt to swerve, Roper failed to notice the stopped traffic and hit the bus. The bus was bringing the comedians home from a show. Comedian and good friend of Morgan’s James McNair was killed in the accident and comedians Harris Stanton, Ardie Fuqua, and Jeffrey Millea were injured. At this time, only Stanton has been released from the hospital. Morgan is still in critical condition, but is expected to recover.

Wal-Mart has yet to release the route Roper was taking and claims that he was operating within the federal law that states truck drivers can only work for up to 14 hours, with 11 of those hours spent driving. Under New Jersey law, a driver can be convicted if sleep deprivation is proven. According to legal analyst Paul Callan, the Jersey law was created because of how heavily the major roadways are used, so going 24 hours without sleep is considered reckless and punishable. He also says that while proof of sleep deprivation is needed for a conviction, proving that Roper was operating on 24 hours without sleep will be difficult. Roper was released on bail posted at $50,000 the same night as the accident and was advised by his judge in Middlesex County during his arraignment that if he travels or drives anywhere, his lawyer should be knowledgeable of the activity.

At Evan Transportation, we take the safety of the public and our drivers seriously. Our employees and drivers have years of past trucking and transportation experience and know are trained to provide efficient, yet safe service. When you choose Evan Transportation, you can be rest assured that your freight will be delivered on time and safely. We have been serving the Mid-Atlantic area for over 20 years and continue to watch our business grow as we provide excellent customer service and safe, reliable transportation.

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