Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Trucking Services Using Technology for Safety and Savings

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Adding trucking technology to trucking companies' fleets improves safety, saves money, and saves time.

Trucking services stay safe and stay competitive with modern technology.

While some trucking technology isn’t new and immensely groundbreaking, these innovations are helping trucking companies maintain safety and savings. Trucking services have added certain trucking tech for multiple good reasons. Some additions in the past few months or years have been for trucking service regulatory reasons. Others just make sense to keep the trucker, truck, and cargo safe.

Today we compiled a list of pretty standard trucking technology you would find in most fleets today. These add-ons help trucking companies improve their overall logistics. Trucking services can be made more accurate, faster, and safer in the process. Further, adding these technology to your fleet can keep your trucking service competitive.

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Truck Driving Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Holiday Road Travel

Being extra careful on New Year’s Eve can save lives

It should come as absolutely no surprise to learn that the holidays – and New Year’s Eve, in particular – transform the already-dangerous job of being a truck driver into one fraught with peril at every turn. There’s a reason New Year’s Eve is often referred to as “amateur night” – there are far too many people who aren’t familiar with driving in high-volume traffic, and this combines with drivers who don’t know their drinking limits to create the perfect storm. (more…)

Heat Illness Prevention

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Heat Illness

The months of June and July have been pretty hot and humid so far this summer season. When the heat index rises and counties are put under heat advisories and warnings, it’s extremely important to take caution when working in the high temperatures. In order to prevent heat illness, you need to first recognize what they are. The four known illnesses that are brought on by excessive heat are:

  1. Heat Rash- The least threatening of the heat illnesses, this skin irritation is brought on by excessive sweat that has yet to evaporate from the skin.
  2. Heat Cramps- Muscles that have lost salt and water from excessive sweating will become cramped either during or after work.
  3. Heat Exhaustion- When your body has lost salt and water from excessive sweating; you begin to feel nauseas, dizzy, thirsty, and irritable. A headache can occur along with weakness.
  4. Heat Stroke- The most threatening of the heat illnesses, heat stroke will occur when the body is unable to balance its core temperature, resulting in confusion, seizures, and the loss of consciousness. If you believe a coworker is experiencing heat stroke, it is highly advised that 911 should be called.

While driving a truck may seem harmless enough, truck drivers are still vulnerable to heat illness. To prevent such illnesses while driving, there are a few steps you can take:

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Avoid liquids with alcohol and sugar
  3. Take advantage of available air conditioning units
  4. Wear clothing that is loose fitting and light colored
  5. Do not remain in a vehicle that is turned off
  6. Park trucks in shady areas if possible

 

At Evan Transportation, we focus on the safety of our drivers. We make sure our drivers are trained in proper safety procedures to ensure they arrive safely to their destinations. Our drivers have years of trucking experience which allows them to know the industry and remain safe while on the job.

Evan Transportation is a Baltimore-based transportation company that also specializes in A-1 Trailer and Container services for the Mid-Atlantic region. To get started with Evan Transportation, call us today at 443.673.3365 or visit our contact page.

You can also follow Evan Transportation today on Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Sources:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/heat_illnesses.html

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.asp

*The writer of this article is not a medical professional. Information contained herein has been collected from sources believed to be reliable, and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided here is for general informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care.

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.

Be sure to follow Evan Transportation today on Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

Driving Safely in Storms

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Safety in Storms

With the summer season finally upon us, drivers need to be more aware of the weather while driving. Summer means storms, whether we plan on them or not. Even worse, we are also now in hurricane season. While ultimately driving through any type of storm is not advised, if it isn’t avoidable, there are ways to stay safe while doing so.

  1. Check the weather forecast for your future route. This will give you an idea of what you can expect during your drive.
  2. Check your vehicle before leaving for your destination. This includes having a full tank of gas, air in your tires, and working windshield wipers.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings while driving, especially if it begins to rain. Be observant of surrounding cars and any power lines that could potentially fall near you.
  4. Avoid standing water while driving. While it may seem shallow enough to drive through, there is no way to judge how deep it really is.
  5. Heavy winds can cause a huge threat to tractor trailers because of their large stature. If winds begin to pick up while you are en route to your destination, pull over to avoid tipping over in the high winds.
  6. When the storm has passed while you are driving, avoid using cruise control. Cruise control could cause acceleration while your vehicle begins to hydroplane.

At Evan Transportation, our drivers have years of trucking and driving experience, allowing them to be safe during summer storms this season. Our drivers are well trained in dealing with weather situations that come with every season and know how to stay safe when conditions worsen on the roads.

Evan Transportation has been serving the Mid-Atlantic region in all of their freight transportation needs since 1992. With over 600 trailers in our fleet, Evan Transportation is able to provide safe, quick, and efficient transportation to 6 states along the east coast.

To get started with Evan Transportation, call us today at 443.673.3365 or click here for our contact page.

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Source:

http://blog.esurance.com/hurricane-driving-top-5-safety-tips/#.JGuMdZUU-Uk

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