Driving a truck for a living is a hard job and it’s a dangerous job.
Being safety conscious is vital. It is what will keep you alive when you’re faced with those tense moments which arise when behind the wheel!
– Know everything going on around you. – Always look well ahead down the road and around your rig. – Being well rested keeps you at your best.
Knowing what to expect helps a trucker be better prepared for bad weather driving and necessary precautions can be taken.
Whenever possible, avoid traveling at high volume traffic and peak traffic times. The more traffic, the greater the odds of an accident.
– This ‘buffer zone’ or ‘cushion’ in front of your rig will protect you and your truck. – Usually, if anything goes wrong, there’s a good chance it will be ahead of you.
– Pick a lane and STAY in it. – The odds of an accident increases dramatically each time a vehicle makes a move to another lane.