Like all commercial drivers, Driveaway drivers are at risk every day they hit the road. Many accidents can be prevented when drivers follow certain safety procedures and protocols. These 10 driving tips are procedures every driver should take before getting behind the wheel.
If you’re a new truck driver or in a rush to get on the road it’s easy to want to skip a pre-trip inspection. But it’s essential that you take this step seriously. Many employers require a pre-trip inspection, it keeps you safe and aware of potential hazards.
There’s never been a better time to get into the transportation industry — the American Trucking Association reports that it had a shortage of 51,000 drivers last year.
You’ve just purchased a new vehicle for your business, either from across the state or from a different country, and you’ll need to find a way to get it to your facilities. Or, perhaps your company is moving, and you don’t want/are unable to transport the vehicles to the new location yourself.
There are over 15 million trucks in the United States. Of these, two million are tractor-trailers. If you’re involved in the world of fleet management, you’ll know how crucial truck transportation is.
Transporting trucks is not as straightforward as transporting regular vehicles. Commercial trucks are bulky and heavy, which means they need better care while transporting. So how do you find the right truck transport company?
The most recent survey by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) showed that 26.3% of all injuries reported by long haul truck drivers were to their arms. Sixty percent of injuries were sprains and strains. And 38.9% of driver injuries were related to falls and/or contact with equipment or an object.