Category: Safety Tips

Research Money Allocated to Improve Truck Driver Safety

Truck Driver Safety

Truck drivers serve as thankless heroes to our nation’s economy, as they’re willing to drive through all hours of the day and through a wide range of weather conditions to ensure businesses get the materials, supplies and products they need for their daily operations. If you think it’s difficult to drive your personal vehicle in… Read more »

Truck Drivers Will Be Required To Log Hours Electronically

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For decades upon decades, truck drivers have logged their miles with a paper and pen. However, as has been the case with businesses and industries around the country, truck drivers will soon be replacing pens and papers with an electronic device. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is the major authoritative voice for truck… Read more »

Five Tips for Preventing Flat Tires

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It’s common wisdom that you shouldn’t neglect any object that comes between you and the ground. That includes the shoes you walk in, the mattress you sleep on, and of course, the tires on your truck. Most tire blowouts could be prevented with proper maintenance, so why not check out these five easy tips for… Read more »

6 Truck Driver Safety Tips

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Whether you’re a veteran or rookie truck driver, there’s always time to brush up on safety tips and tricks. Getting from point A to point B is your job, and getting there safely should be of utmost concern. So before you hit the road, take a quick read through these 6 Truck Driver Safety Tips:… Read more »

5 Tips for Staying Safe on the Open Road

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When it comes to staying safe on the open road, you can never be too careful, too prepared, or too informed. With approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occurring each year in the United States, and of those about 5,000 are fatal accidents. In these accidents, 98% of the time it’s the driver of the other vehicle who is… Read more »

Things to Keep Truck Drivers Occupied When Staying in a Hotel

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Truckers spend a lot of time on the road and many end up staying overnight in hotels. What’s a trucker to do besides sleep at a hotel? Well, for starters, time at the hotel can be a good time to relax in the hotel’s pool or hot tub, if they have one. There’s nothing like… Read more »

How Can Truck Drivers Eat Healthy And Exercise While Out on the Road?

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It’s not always easy for truckers to eat healthy and exercise while out on the road. Go into any truck stop in America and look around– there are plenty of high calorie, sugary snacks and drinks for sale. Heck, that’s even true of most supermarkets for non-truckers, too. Being on the road, it may seem… Read more »

What Can Drivers Do To Prevent Cargo Theft?

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Whenever anything of value is transported from Point A to Point B, there’s always the risk of that cargo being damaged or worse– stolen. Cargo theft is something all truck drivers worry about. After all, you feel responsible for the loads you carry and do not want anything to go wrong, naturally. So what can… Read more »

The Importance of Tire Rotations on Commercial Trucks

Tire rotation on commercial trucks is important because tires wear unevenly. By rotating tires, you can get a longer life out of your tires and ensure maximum traction on the road. Tires wear unevenly due to improper inflation, misalignment, and other reasons. Their position on the vehicle as well as your driving style and the… Read more »