If you drive on any of America’s interstates, chances are you’ll encounter many eighteen-wheeler trucks on your journey. Transporting items on these large semi-trucks is one of the primary ways we move cargo and freight throughout our nation.
From grain haulers to cattle haulers and oil rigs, all truck drivers have a responsibility to adhere to strict safety standards that ensure cargo arrives on time and drivers arrive unharmed. Here are three safety tips you should steal from truck drivers to stay safe on the road.
Be Alert and Well Rested
Being well rested before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle helps you to drive defensively and remain alert. Anticipate the actions of other drivers. Look far ahead of your vehicle and also scan side to side. Remain vigilant in checking your blind spots and keeping your eyes moving to get the big picture of what’s going on around you. …