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7 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Black Ice and Snow: What Truckers Should Know
We have all been in winter driving situations where we think the roads are fine and clear and then suddenly, we realize we were wrong. The snow begins to fall, and the temperature has dipped below freezing and the road is not as fine and clear as it was when the trip began. This can […]
5 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Dusk to Dawn Driving
Night driving can be a great way to avoid traffic and arrive at a location at a specific time, but it does have it’s challenges and dangers. In this episode, Mike discusses the pros and cons of dusk to dawn driving.
6 minutes | May 6, 2020
Despite the Spring season, we know the weather is ever changing and there are dangerous consequences of not adjusting to road conditions that change quickly. Let’s continue to be diligent in our driving. Here are some tips to keep you safe out on the road.
5 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – According to the CDC in 2016, 3,450 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. In 2015, 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Often distracted driving is centered around cell phone use but can include various other activities such as: eating, talking, […]
4 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
According to the North American Transportation Management Institute, the foundation of accident prevention is Defensive Driving. So, what does driving defensively mean? FMCSA describes defensive driving as: a way of operating your vehicle to avoid accidents due to the actions of others. To drive defensively you should: keep your distance, maintain a safe speed and stay alert. […]
7 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Managing High Winds
This month’s Safety Segment is on Managing High Winds. High winds and wind gusts can be extremely dangerous. Being aware of how the wind is affecting the trailer is important, as it can be the first indicator for when it’s time to get off the road.
5 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
Jack-knife & Roll-over Accidents
Annually Jack-knife and Roll-over accidents make up 2.1% of 9.1 million accidents, but nearly 30% of them are fatal. Jack-knife accidents occur when the cab of the truck contacts the trailer. These incidents are terribly dangerous. All control is lost and the event can encroach on multiple lanes of traffic. Roll-over accidents occur when the vehicle […]
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