What Truckers Wish You Knew
Trucker Tips

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

Clean your reflection tape for clear visibility! If you cant see them, they can either!

 

John Lindsay

To stop drag racing. Meaning when another tri k is passing ,let them. Riding side by side is dangerous for other drivers,by taking 5 kids to pass is crazy,especially going up hill. Trucks today are sleep regulated which creates a problem with in traffic.cars that are doing 80 plus when trucks can do 65 or 70 is dangerous. Lack of respect for others is a problem,lack of communication is a problem. Drivers don’t talk to each other as we use to,that’s a problem. The point of c.b. radios is to let others now of traffic conditions,weather,loads that shift or come loose,problems with the equipment and so forth.

 

Jimmy

Never pull away from the dock until you make sure that the dock workers are finished and free of your trailer

 

Jeffrey McWilliams

During heavy travel times (rush hour, cities with heavy exchanges, or highly populated area’s) reduce your speed 3-5 mph below posted limit and maintain a good following distance. Look ahead as far as possible. This will reduce the stress of driving during these times. Try It. Drive Safe.

 

Scott Ball
Well I’m not a civilian truck driver but a military truck driver. I been driving trucks in the military for 18 years now. My number one safety tip is your SEATBELT! Make sure you have it on at all times! Make sure you check your surrounding areas before pulling off. If you are carrying a load,make that loaf is secure! Dont need any accidents in that manner. When trying to pass, make sure you check all three mirrors! Some people really be trying to get pass us…lol. When entering and exiting your check, plus us three points of contact. We dont need any line of duty reports😉. Check all fluids in your truck before, during, and after you drive. Ok well im going to stop here because I can go on and on…lol! Thank you guys for this opportunity. Have a blessed day😊

 

 

Kecha Robinson

mirrors
create and maintain 360 degrees of awareness around your unit at all times

watch your mirrors in the direction of a turn or merge throughout the turn or merge (look ahead, check mirrors, look ahead, check mirrors until the action is completed)

your mirrors have a lot to say… but you have to LOOK AT THEM when they are talking to you 10/4

 

Barton Graham
When in heavy traffic just pick a lane and stay in it. Jumping back and forth from lane to lane is just an accident waiting to happen, and go just little slower let everyone else pass you. Always run a dash camera.
Thank You

 

 

James Howard
  Always drive your truck to your ability and not others’.

 

Paul Lojewski

As a driver for 28 years now, I observe that the #1 reason for accidents on our roads and greatest cause for concern for their own safety that share our roads along with us is impatience. For some reason, especially among the younger, less experienced drivers, there seems to be a need to always be in front. The lacking of courtesy and for each other has become less evident as volume of traffic grows. To get yourself in front may get you there 3 seconds sooner, but the chances taken for those 3 seconds just don’t make sense. When the chances don’t work and the result is dead people then impatience needs to be brought, in my opinion, to the tragic #1 spot. Distraction is right on the heels at #2.

 

Brent Peterson

When passing a truck, drivers should leave at least 3 cars lengths before pulling in front if the truck. Trucks need more room to stop or slow down and we don’t want to have a rear collision with your auto.

 

Dennis Lank