Driving in a city can be stressful in a passenger car, let alone in a truck – flatbed, semi, auto hauler, box truck, it doesn’t matter. Urban driving presents many hazards, such as traffic, the presence of many cars in a small amount of space, narrow winding streets, sharp turns, and pedestrians. Trucks are perhaps not the ideal city vehicles. It’s not easy trying to get where you have to go in the city, but we’ve got some tips to help you stay safe when you have to drive through a densely populated area.
The trucking industry is not without its risks. Though driving is something that’s habitual and familiar, it’s dangerous. Hazards are everywhere, which is why it’s so important for you to be as safe as possible as a trucking company. You might have a great safety record, and we commend you for that. But it’s always a good idea to be on the lookout for ways to improve and emphasize safety at your company. (Safety can also help you save money on your truck insurance.)
We’ve got six tips to help you improve safety at your trucking business.
We’ve all seen news reports about trucks – tractor-trailers, especially – rolling over and causing car accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Rollovers can happen all-too-easily, and it’s important to be aware of how you can prevent them and what raises your risk of having a rollover. By doing so, you keep yourself safer when you’re behind the wheel, and you lower your chances of having a crash that could injure other people. Avoiding crashes can also help you lower your truck insurance rates. We’ll go over some potential causes of rollovers and give you some tips for preventing them.