Truck Driver Safety Is Paramount

Truck driver safety is one of the most important aspects of the trucking/transportation industry. Without our truckers, there would be no industry. Everyone needs to feel safe out there on the road. And of course, there is a lot of safety equipment out there that helps keep truckers and other drivers free from harm. But we’re going to offer more than just a product push here. We’re going to give some safety tips to keep truckers, other drivers, pedestrians, and even your cargo safer.

Be Aware of the Weather

Your daily drive should always take into consideration the weather. Particularly in winter, it is essential that you look and plan ahead. During inclement weather conditions you must slow down. And slowing down should take you below the posted speed limit. If not, you were going too fast to begin with!

It might take a little longer to get there, but it’s better than not getting there at all. Plan ahead – again. When bad weather comes your way, keeping these pointers in mind can mean the difference between arriving and not arriving – or even life and death.

Alert Other Drivers – Use Road Assistance Gear

Okay, this does have to do with products in some manner, but it’s important. Unfortunately, breakdowns occur. When your truck is broken down on the side of the road you must be prepared to alert your fellow drivers. The right roadside assistance gear comes into play here (i.e., safety cones, flares, flashers, etc.). They let everyone know that they need to slow down.

Don’t Hog the Road!

Just like you, everybody else needs to get where they’re going, too. At all times, you must respect those around you, and share the road with other drivers. Giving another driver the space they need, for example, will help to minimize those ugly crashes that occur when a big truck rear ends a small car. Let’s face it, big trucks just can’t break as fast as a tiny car or even an SUV. To avoid potential collisions, just remember that you’re not the only one on the road.

Lane Changes – Less Is More

And by more, we mean safer.

Some people just can’t stay in a lane. They move from one, to the next, to another, back to the other… It goes on and on. It’s annoying and dangerous. When you move to another lane, signal. And try to keep your lane changing to a minimum. Every time you change lanes, it opens up the opportunity for an accident. And don’t forget to check your blind spots.

For the people at Mickey Genuine Parts, safety is one of our top concerns. We want all of our friends, family, workers, and clients to be safe out there on the road. For that very reason, we offer numerous types of safety equipment for your transport needs. Check out our inventory today or contact us with any questions you may have regarding safety equipment or any other trailer and truck part. You can trust Mickey to ship your parts in the most expedited manner possible.

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