Truckers hauling a load this coming holiday are mindful of safety tips
on the Road for avoiding a
trucking accident. This summer, the roads will be full of travelers on road trips, vacations,
sightseeing and celebrating. Often there are reminders for travelers to
watch for truckers on the road. Many read and hear about trucker’s
blind spots, load weight and stop time limitations. Face it; truckers
are on the road doing a job as usual have a heightened sense of safety
to consider. These are trucker reminders for avoiding a trucking accident.
A well rested and alert mind is a trucker's best asset.
Alert and well-rested truckers are alert to other drivers that are not
necessarily used to traveling long distances and make mistakes. Getting
enough rest is important to truckers having to deal with construction,
distractions, weather, disoriented travelers and any sudden traffic hazards
Increase Safety Checks
Check and recheck your truck each time you stop to look out for safety
hazards, maintenance, and any potential concerns relating to your rig.
Increased numbers of drivers on the road means that diligence in safety
checks is even more important than a usual haul. An aware trucker is a
A Good Plan
Plan and map out your route. Give yourself enough time to allow for unexpected
route changes or other unanticipated stops. Do your research on construction
zones and any route changes and adjust your route. A GPS is helpful to
alert you of any congestion, construction or other navigation needs.
Eyes to the Sky, Ears to the Forecast
Watch the weather. Keep a close eye on the national and local weather reports
where you drive through. If you anticipate hazardous weather, keep safety
stops and anticipate high winds, flooding or other conditions deemed unsafe
Impaired Driving is Not Safe Driving
Avoid alcohol and substances that may impair your judgment while on the
road. Truckers should have food and water breaks when needed because impairment
related to blood sugar, dehydration and hunger are just as important.
Following a few safety tips this summer will help prevent some trucking
Odegaard Braukmann Law is aware sometimes a trucking accident happens. In the event a trucking
accident does happen or if you have questions please