HOW TO PREVENT BACK UP ACCIDENTS?

Many authorities agree that backing is one of most difficult skills for drivers to master, so it’s no wonder that backing accidents are common. Poles, parked vehicles, and other stationary objects are the usual victims, but in addition to causing costly damage, backing accidents frequently injure and even kill workers. To avoid such accidents, site…

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT FOR EFFICIENT DRIVERS

When drivers are sleepy they are less able to respond quickly to changes in the road environment (that is, reaction time is slower) and they are also less likely to notice things that may pose a risk. For example, a fatigued or sleepy driver will probably take longer to notice an upcoming intersection or railway…

Trucker Lingo 101

We all wanted to talk like a trucker after seeing trucking movies like Smokey and the Bandit, Black Dog and Convoy. Trucking lingo is still as cool as ever. So if you want to speak trucker, try using these phrases the next time you’re on a CB radio and you’re sure to fit in. 10-4! All…

WINTER EMERGENCY KIT FOR SMART TRUCKERS

In the winter, there are all kinds of unexpected things that can happen out on the road. The icy conditions and freezing temperatures affect many different things. Your battery may not work in the cold, or you may have to stay pulled over for awhile because of road conditions. Because of this uncertainty, it’s a…

5 HEALTH TIPS FOR LIFE ON THE ROAD

If you spend a lot of time alone on the open road there are some important ways to be aware of to keep healthy in body and mind. Being isolated could have a damaging effect on your health and well being. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recently interviewed nearly 1,700 truckers about…

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