Posts Tagged ‘trucking safety’

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
how to drive during stormy road conditions

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…)

Winter and Holiday Time Trucking Tips

Friday, December 20th, 2019
Winter and Holiday Time Trucking Tips

Winter and holiday time trucking can present its own challenges. Here are some tips to get truckers through it!

For many, the holidays are a time to gather with friends and family. For those in the trucking industry, we know that isn’t always true for us. In fact, many truckers are busier during this time of year and out on the roads, delivering everything that makes the holidays and New Year possible. What’s more, the wintertime is full of its own dangerous driving conditions and weather to navigate. In addition to an extra sense of homesickness during this time of year, trucking isn’t easy but still very necessary. To help, we’ve compiled a few tips for trucking safely in winter conditions and how to add some holiday cheer into the life of a trucker. (more…)

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…)