What Truckers Wish You Knew
Trucker Tips

Truckers from across the USA share their safety tips. #Truckers4Safety

Always remember the importance of reading every sign, that could be the difference between a nice easy drive or the possibility of having a serious incident.  Traffic control devices and info signs are there to inform all drivers that conditions have changed and this is the minimum safety requirement but as a truck it may be necessary to adjust even more to the changing conditions.

 

Leon Richardson

My safety tip is to know your limits. If you are fatigued or drowsy you should stop driving. When you pull into a safe spot you can get out and walk around your truck and trailer to wake up and get the blood flowing. You should also know your limits with inclement weather. When you have a light load you need to make sure you get to a safe area if the wind picks up and starts pushing your truck all over the road. Hopefully you get somewhere safe before that happens. You should also slow down and give more following distance when it is torrential rain and heavy snow. Doing these few things to keep you safe not only let’s you keep a safe driving record but it also keep you moving so that you can keep making money.

Wayne Roy

I live in the northeast. A big safety tip for me living there is watch the leaves in the fall. The leaves can be very slippery even when just a little wet. Coming around a corner or trying to stop can result in you losing control of your vehicle. Leaves can be just as slick as ice and snow. Same goes for the sand at the end of winter. That too can cause you to lose traction.

 

 

Erin Evans
I wish that the average driver knew to always complete thorough inspections on both the truck and trailer, constantly watch if the trailer is in their lane when driving, assume any vehicle close by will hit you (so you can act quickly against road hazards), stay off your cell phone (invest in a cell phone with Bluetooth and voice command) and last but definitely not least – stay positive about everythIng, NEVER give in the road rage.

 

Raymond Baker

Just slow down and take your time. There are no short cuts in safety. I’d rather be known as the driver that was late than the driver that didn’t make it.

 

Timothy Walker

My safety tip is to not have your radio music too loud so as to hear emergency vehicles coming into your vicinity.

 

Wayne Faulkner

My safety tip, The most dangerous time to drive is when you feel “safe”.

 

Kenneth Hepner

Stay awake behind the wheel. If you’re tired delay your trip or pull over often to get out and move.

 

Mike Weis

No question is a stupid question, feel free to ask another driver questions.
Take advice, help, and recommendations from senior drivers.
G.O.A.L. Get out And Look before backing. And if you need a spotter, ask someone for assistance.
Always be aware of your surroundings.
Leave appropriate following distance based on road conditions.
Fatigue is dangerous, always get adequate sleep during your break.

 

Susan Couch

Accelerate, slow down, take curves and follow like you are always on ice. This not only gives you time to react to unforseen circumstances, it saves fuel and tires.

 

Clark W. Reed