Commercial Truck Drivers: More Tips to Stay Safe on Long Truck Drives

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Many commercial truck drivers work long hours. In fact, they spend days and weeks behind the wheel before they are able to go home and relax. Spending so much time driving can catch up to you. There are times when you won’t drive as safely as you normally do.

Here are some more tips to help you stay safe on long truck drives.

Always inspect your vehicle at every stop. You want to make sure that all of your gauges, lights, and windows are working. Check your tire pressure and all of your fluids.

If you do have to stop along the side of the road, you are going to want to have the necessary tools handy. It is also a good idea to keep extra fluids around, just in case.

Stay in your lane as much as possible. Due to blind spots, you should avoid changing lanes as much as you can. However, if you must, make sure that you check your mirrors regularly before you start to change lanes.

Make sure that you take plenty of breaks, especially on long cross-country trips. Even short breaks should be enough to help you stay awake and remain alert. Continuing to drive when you are too tired to think is very dangerous and should be avoided.

Follow commercial drivers restrictions. It is the law that you can’t drive more than eleven hours continuously. Not only will you be too tired to be alert (and making mistakes), but you could also lose your license if you get caught!

The best way to make sure that you drive safely is to make sure that your truck is all ready to go. Make sure that you inspect it before getting behind the wheel. You also need to take care of yourself by taking plenty of breaks and following the restriction. You can’t safely drive for eleven hours without a break!

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David Ott

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