Posts Tagged ‘truck safety’

5 Tips for Smart and Safe Parking at Truck Stops

Friday, October 25th, 2019
5 Tips for Smart and Safe Parking at Truck Stops

Here are some strategies for safe parking at truck stops.

In the U.S., many truckers feel there aren’t enough truck stops and safe parking options for their tractor-trailers. On top of Hours of Service regulations, the shortage of parking spaces forces truckers to pull into unsafe or illegal parking spots. Choosing these spots can be dangerous to the driver and others around them. But truckers need ample sleep and to not drive over their allotted 11 hours. To avoid unnecessary hazards and stress of finding safe parking, here are five tips for smart and safe parking at truck stops truckers can use.

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Getting into the Trucking Industry

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Breaking into the trucking industry isn’t as simple as showing up, filling out a job application, and driving away in a truck a couple hours later. Instead, it’s full of many different tests to ensure that you are ready for trucking life and all of the dangers it contains. Here is our basic guide to getting into the trucking industry. (more…)

Making Your Truck a Home Away From Home

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Man driving a truck

There are ways to make your truck feel more like home!

When working in the transportation services industry, all truckers know that they are going to be spending a lot of time on the road, especially behind the wheel of a truck that will come to seem all-too familiar as the route goes on. While there are many options to pass all that time, while also maintaining safety and staying alert, are there ways to make that truck feel more comfortable — your home away from home? There certainly are! And here are a few suggestions to make your next road journey just a little more cozy and familiar. (more…)

Tips for Trucking with Pets

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

trucking pet

A trucking pet can make long hours on the road more enjoyable.

Trucking for extended durations can become quite lonely, which is why many truck owners bring along a co-pilot — just not of the human variety. A trucking “pet” can make the experience of driving long hours much more enjoyable. Here are a few tips when it comes to trucking with an animal companion.

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Defensive Driving Techniques

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
defensive-driving

Defensive driving techniques can help you avoid a collision.

If you’ve been driving for a long time, you probably know that driving is risky business. Not everyone drives well! It’s important for responsible drivers to develop a set of skills to defend themselves against possible collisions due to bad drivers, drunk drivers, or dangerous weather conditions. You can’t control the actions of other drivers, but you can prepare yourself for the worst case scenarios. Here are a few tips for practicing defensive driving techniques. (more…)

Spring Showers Bring Trucking Safety Hazards

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
driving in the rain

Driving in the rain is particularly dangerous when you’re driving a 40-ton vehicle.

With the current state of the weather in the Baltimore region, you’d think it was already the spring rainy season. In all likelihood, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully we’re all done with snow for the winter, but that means spring is rolling in right behind it with all of its rain. While you drive down the road, muttering to yourself “rain, rain, go away..,” we want you to stay safe. That’s why we took the time to come up with these trucking safety tips for driving in the rain through spring showers — or spring downpours. (more…)

The Dangers of Distracted Driving in the Trucking Industry

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
distracted-driving

Distracted driving is a potentially fatal bad trucking behavior.

Operating a multi-ton heap of steel at highway speeds is dangerous enough. Doing it without your full attention to the road and your surroundings is even more so. Distracted driving is far and away the number one cause of all vehicular injuries and deaths — we won’t subject you to any horror stories because we assume you’ve heard at least one. A huge amount of responsibility comes with truck driving, and road safety is not to be taken lightly. Here’s a breakdown of what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines as distracted driving regarding mobile devices and how you can be penalized for using one. (more…)

Trucking Safety Tips: Skid Control and Recovery

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
freight-trucking-safety

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…)

Winter Truck Driving Safety Tips

Friday, January 15th, 2016
winter-truck-driving-safety

Truck driving can be a dangerous task — especially in the winter.

Truck driving, especially in the icy parts of the United States, during the winter can be dangerous. However, if you keep these winter driving safety tips in mind, you’ll find winter truck driving to be not only safer, but more comfortable. (more…)

Truck Maintenance Tips

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Truck Maintenance

When it comes to keeping your truck in top shape, truck maintenance is a must. Truck drivers are sure to run into problems along the way, but keeping up with truck maintenance will prevent these problems from occurring often. A well-kept truck is sure to run longer and with fewer issues compared to a truck that lacks truck maintenance. Here are some truck maintenance tips to keep your rig on the road longer:

  1. Be sure to change the oil regularly. Failing to have a proper oil change when needed could lead to serious engine problems later on.
  2. Check the air filter often for damage or clogs.
  3. Before heading out on the road, be sure to check the tire pressure. Poor tire pressure could lead to poor fuel efficiency along with other problems.
  4. Your lights should be checked before any major trips. That includes brake lights, fog lights, headlights, tail lights, and turning signals. You never know when poor weather will strike, and being able to see as well as having others able to see you is crucial.
  5. All fluids should be checked regularly. This includes transmission fluids, brake fluids, and power steering fluids. Anti-freeze and windshield wiper fluid levels should also be checked as well.
  6. Your engine belt should be checked regularly for missing portions, cracks, or other damage.
  7. As minor as it may seem, you should regularly check your windshield wipers. Old or damaged wipers will cause streaking and poor visibility when driving in poor weather.

 

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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http://www.progressive.com/vehicle-resources/car-maintenance/