Posts Tagged ‘trucking safety’

What Is a Weigh Station?

Friday, March 25th, 2022
What Is a Weigh Station?

Weigh stations are an essential part of trucking safety.

In the trucking industry, there are various rules of the road to which all must adhere. If you have ever seen a weigh station, you’ve seen one aspect of trucking that not many passersby know about. The weigh stations are there to help everyone ultimately stay safe on the road. Below, you’ll find the “what,” the “how,” and the “where” about weigh stations.

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How Truckers Can Navigate Icy Roads

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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Remember these tips before you try to navigate icy roads.

The winter weather can be quite brutal for truck drivers. In fact, driving on ice and snow is incredibly difficult and can be quite dangerous. But, truckers will often still have to drive their trucks even in white-out conditions. There is no denying that truckers end up having a very difficult job to do when it comes to navigating the tough and brutal winter weather conditions daily. Ultimately, dealing with hazardous conditions as a truck driver can be troubling — but there are some effective and efficient tips to help truckers maintain their safety as they navigate icy roads and treacherous conditions. Here are some useful and helpful tips for truck drivers when it comes to safely navigating icy roads and other winter weather conditions. (more…)

How to Safely Deliver Oversized Loads At Night

Friday, March 12th, 2021
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Traveling with an oversize load can be very stressful, especially at night. Make sure to follow these safety tips.

When it comes to oversized loads and nighttime driving, there are some safety implementation methods and protocols that should always be followed. In fact, there are some helpful tips truck drivers can take to ensure they stay safe when driving an oversized load at night. Here are some incredibly useful tips to stay safe at night with a heavy load.  (more…)

How to Avoid Dozing Off While Trucking

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.

It’s perfectly okay for trucking professionals to take naps during their travels while parked in a safe area.

Sometimes, staring at a particularly monotonous road for long hours while trucking, especially at night, can be very tiring. Many trucking professionals have fallen victim to dozing off while on the road. This can lead to severe automotive accidents that can result in the death of the trucker or affected car drivers. Therefore it is vital that truckers take great precautions to remain well-rested and ready for the road at all times for everyone’s safety. Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.  (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…)

Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

Friday, September 18th, 2020
Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case.

The trucking industry sure doesn’t look like it used to. One area where that’s increasingly evident is the increased use of technology, like dash cameras being deployed by trucking companies. The use of dash cameras can impact so many different parts of trucking: your insurance, driver training, and overall safety. Deciding whether or not you should use dashboard cameras can be an expensive, challenging endeavor, though it isn’t a process without its benefits. More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case. (more…)

How Truck Drivers Navigate Stormy Road Conditions

Friday, August 7th, 2020
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Navigating stormy road conditions can become more manageable with these tips.

With all the talk of hurricane Isaias going around, many of us are concerned about our safety. For truck drivers, that means it’s a good time for a refresher on how truck drivers can best navigate those stormy roads. When you’re out on a long trip or just dealing with slick conditions, your safety can be put in real peril. Truckers don’t want to do anything less than a spectacular job, but they also want to make sure they’re safe while doing so. Even once Isaias passes, staying safe during stormy road conditions is always something to be aware of. Truck drivers should take these tips for navigating stormy road conditions to heart when they head out during circumstances that are less than ideal. (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…)

3 Things to Keep In Mind During Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Friday, June 5th, 2020
3 Things to Keep In Mind During Delivery of Hazardous Materials

There are a few essential things to keep in mind when contracted with the delivery of hazardous materials.

At some point, most transportation services will engage in the transportation and delivery of hazardous materials. These hazardous materials are things that can cause damage to the environment or organisms within the environment. Such materials can be solid, liquid, or gas and can range from common household chemicals to industrial-strength substances, any of which require special transportation instructions. There are a few essential things to keep in mind when contracted with the delivery of hazardous materials. (more…)

Safety When Loading and Unloading Truck Trailers

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Safety When Loading and Unloading Truck Trailers

Loading and unloading truck trailers are everyday tasks that require safety precautions.

Operating a commercial vehicle and moving truck trailers is only one dangerous aspect when it comes to trucking. There are plenty of rules and regulations in place to promote safety when loading and unloading truck trailers as well. This daily business activity can lead to people’s injuries or damaged products when not carried out carefully and correctly. Your reliable trucking service should value these safety aspects of the delivery job as much as the truck driving element. Today, we will take a look at safety procedures and guidelines when loading and unloading truck trailers. (more…)