Dangerous Habits Of Bad Truck Drivers And How To Report Them

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Learn about the dangerous habits of bad truckers and how to report them.

While there are not many bad truck drivers on the road, it only takes one bad driver to create a dangerous situation. Professionals know that bad trucker drivers are the minority, but their mistakes give truckers everywhere a bad reputation. As a professional trucker, it’s essential to recognize the problem and be part of the solution to remove dangerous truckers from the roads. Continue reading to learn what you can do to help fix the problem.

Dangerous Habits

Two of the most dangerous things that bad truckers do include distracted driving and driving too fast. Unfortunately, distracted driving is all too common among all drivers, although we’ve all seen the terrible accidents that can occur. Distracted driving includes anything that takes your attention away from the road, including texting, reading a map or phone, making a phone call, or something as simple as holding a cup of coffee while driving. There are hefty fines for distracted driving for truckers and the carrier employing them, as they are putting many people at risk with their bad decisions.

Driving too fast is another dangerous trait of bad truckers, as many truck drivers want to get in as many miles in a day as possible. However, professional truckers know that it is better to get there safely than not at all, and that speeding is never the right option.

How To Report Dangerous Truckers

If you are a professional trucker and see a driver on his or her phone or making very poor decisions behind the wheel, you can report them. While this does take a few minutes out of your busy day, think about the lives you may be saving by reporting a driver that is a danger to everyone.

First, get the company name, plate, and unit number if possible. If you have a dashcam in your truck, the recording should be able to get the plate number, company name, as well as the actions of a driver making dangerous maneuvers. Next, call the police when you are able to park your truck in a safe location. Pay attention to your surroundings to give them an exact location to increase the chances of the police finding the vehicle. Lastly, call the trucking company directly to report the incident.

The vast majority of professional truckers hold themselves to a high standard to be a responsible driver, so thankfully, there aren’t many bad truckers out there. If you happen to see one, take the time to call and help fix the problem to make the roads a safer place.

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