You manage your fleet well, and you know that your drivers are wise about working safely. You may have even purchased motorized trailer dollies for them to do their part. Still, it never hurts to offer them a refresher.
Maybe it’s been a while since you have talked with them about safety. If so, we’d like to offer you some helpful tips that will keep them safe while they’re on the road.
Top Safety Tips for Truck Drivers
Make sure to wear your seatbelt – We know that it’s easier to get in and out of your truck without it. But it’s the law. You need to wear it when you drive.
Don’t use your cell phone while you’re driving – Professionals are just as much at risk for accidents while driving distracted as anyone else. Stay safe and wait until you’re parked to use your phone.
Keep an eye on the speed limit – It can be easy to go faster than you should; especially on long hauls. But maintaining the speed limit can help you avoid potential accidents later.
Don’t drink or use drugs – It’s vital for you to be alert and aware at all times while you’re driving.
Plan your trip ahead of time – This can help you avoid possible problems with traffic or weather during your trip.
Remember your truck’s space cushion – that is, how tall and wide your truck is, and keep that in mind when you travel.
Go slow around curves and turns – This will help you maintain control.
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