Posts Tagged ‘trucking safety’

Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

We have some tips for a safer journey when you get caught trucking in heavy rain.

Halloween night 2019 was undoubtedly scary for Maryland: we were hit with strong winds, lightning, and heavy rain! Many truckers would have pulled into truck stops for the night to wait out the showers and get much-needed sleep. But, what happens when a truck driver encounters a sudden storm on the road? The decision then lies between using safer trucking precautions or stopping altogether to wait for better weather. Careful planning before a trip to avoid bad weather is always best. Still, weather changes pretty quickly, and forecasts can be inaccurate. Next time you find yourself caught in stormy and rainy weather on the road, here’s some advice for safe trucking. (more…)

Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Safe braking and following distance practices keep everyone safer on the road.

Any driver on the road should exercise proper safety, including practicing safe braking and maintaining adequate following distances. Truck drivers are operating much larger and dangerous vehicles that can carry oversize loads or tricky flatbeds. Truckers must demonstrate extra caution when maneuvering their trailers, and more so on a shared road. Truck drivers will have learned how to brake and maintain following distance in truck driving school. However, reviewing these trucking safety tips and considerations can inform all drivers on best practices. This way, truckers remember to check their driving habits, and others can recognize good or dangerous trucking on the road. (more…)

5 Desert Driving Tips For Truck Drivers

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Learn about five desert driving tips for truck drivers.

Learn about five desert driving tips for truck drivers.

North America has four major deserts: the Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran. Driving through these deserts as a trucker can be dangerous, and it’s crucial to be as prepared as possible. Continue reading for five important desert driving tips that all truck drivers should know before driving through the Southwest states. (more…)

How Truck Drivers Can Protect Their Cargo And Avoid Theft

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Learn how truck drivers can protect their cargo and avoid theft while on the road.

Learn how truck drivers can protect their cargo and avoid theft while on the road.

Theft is a huge concern in the trucking industry, and all truckers need to look after their cargo and know how to avoid theft while remaining safe. Continue reading for a few tips on how truckers can protect their cargo and prevent theft while on the road. (more…)

4 Mountain Driving Tips All Truckers Should Know

Friday, July 19th, 2019
Check out these four essential mountain driving tips that all truckers should know.

Check out these four essential mountain driving tips that all truckers should know.

Mountain driving can be challenging for truck drivers, especially for rookies who have never experienced it before. It is crucial to know all about the basic safety rules before attempting mountain driving to remain as safe as possible. Continue reading for a few critical mountain driving tips that all truckers should know! (more…)

4 Tips For Preventing Trucking Workplace Injuries

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Check out these four tips for preventing trucking workplace injuries.

Trucking can be a hazardous job- and not just because of driving accidents. Trucking fleets know how crucial it is to minimize and prevent risks while on the road, but there are also plenty of risks before a driver even puts the truck in gear. Continue reading for four essential tips on how to prevent workplace injuries. (more…)

4 Safety Tips For Summer Truck Driving

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Check out these four safety tips for summer truck driving.

Check out these four safety tips for summer truck driving.

Summer is almost here, which means truck drivers are preparing for another season of new issues to be aware of. Summer months come with extreme sunlight, more cars on the road than any other season, and intense heat that can have effects on drivers’ health and their trucks. Continue reading for a few essential safety tips for summer truck driving. (more…)

A Guide To Essential Pre-Trip Inspections

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Check out our guide to essential pre-trip inspections.

Check out our guide to essential pre-trip inspections.

The pre-trip inspection is a crucial part of every trip for truckers, as it is the best way to prevent any issues while on the road. If a driver misses a step in their pre-trip inspection, they not only put themselves in danger, but they also put everyone on the road around them in danger as well. Continue reading for our guide to the essential steps of pre-trip inspections. (more…)

Helpful Tips For Truck Drivers To Sleep Better

Friday, April 19th, 2019
Check out these helpful tips for truck drivers to sleep better.

Check out these helpful tips for truck drivers to sleep better.

Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for our mind and body, as a lack of sleep severely impacts our overall health. Sleep deprivation not only results in a lack of focus and productivity the next day, but it is also linked to weight gain, health issues including heart disease, and mood disorders. With their hectic schedules, truck drivers often find that getting quality sleep is a challenge. Continue reading for a few helpful tips to sleep better to ensure you remain healthy and safe while on the road. (more…)

4 Truck Driver Accident Prevention Tips That Work

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Learn about four truck driver accident prevention tips that work.

Learn about four truck driver accident prevention tips that work.

As a professional truck driver, your number one goal is to get from point A to point B as safely as possible, so it is crucial to know as many accident prevention tips as possible. Some tips are common sense, such as driving slow and keeping a significant amount of distance between your truck and the vehicle in front of you, but there are plenty of other helpful tips for avoiding preventable accidents. (more…)