In 1982, we began working with some of the biggest companies in the trucking industry in order to develop a user-friendly transportation software to help truckers and freight brokers with their day-to-day tasks. The transportation industry is incredibly important to us (and the country), and our goal is to help it prosper in any way that we can. In our last post, we provided a few safety tips for truckers to take on the road with them, and we’re here again to provide even more! If you would like more information about our user-friendly, web-based trucking software then contact us today, or ask for a free demo!
Be Careful Taking Sharp Turns
You can never be too safe while on the road. Our semi-trucks are incredibly heavy and are much more susceptible to rolling when taking on sharp turns or curves. While you are obviously supposed to follow the posted speed limits, when it comes to the dimensions of our trucks, we highly recommend that you significantly reduce your speed before a turn in order to reduce the chances of the truck tipping over.
Use Caution at Night
Some truckers out there actually prefer driving at night, but even if this is the case for you, it’s important to be extra cautious at night. There are far too many hazards that aren’t seen when the sun isn’t out, and even if you are alert you may make a mistake and get into a wreck.
Don’t Skip Your Breaks
Truckers are known to be a resilient bunch and oftentimes like to push the limits in order to get their load delivered early. However, this is one of the main causes of accidents for truckers. It is so important that you not only get the proper amount of sleep, but also take breaks throughout your drive to stretch, walk around a bit, eat some food, and relax your mind and body so that you can be alert when you get back on the road.
This one should go without saying, but distractions are a big cause of accidents not only for truckers but for everyone on the road. While there are many distractions that can make you lose your focus, the most obvious one in this day and age is the cell phone. Many people think it’s no big deal to send that text or to look at that picture really quick while they are behind the wheel. But in one second everything can change. A car can stop in front of you or someone can attempt to merge which can cause serious harm, or death, to you or the other driver. Always keep your eyes on the road!
Make sure that you are safe out there truckers! We know that many of these tips are rather obvious, but it is so important for you and the other drivers’ safety. If you have any questions about our transportation software for truckers and freight brokers, then make sure to go ahead, and give us a call today.