Aggressive Driving

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Aggressive driving puts you and others at risk of serious injury or death. Read this information, and ask yourself how you can improve your driving style.

Backing

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Backing up a truck and hitting a stationary object is one of the most frequent causes of a loss for a trucking company. Check out this information on how to properly back into a straight parking spot.

Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is any activity that diverts your attention away from driving. Drivers must devote their full attention to driving. Any non-driving activity is a potential distraction and increases your risk of a crash.

The Essential 7 Driving Techniques

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Truck drivers were asked to identify the driving skills they felt were most effective in preventing crashes. They agreed on these Essential 7 Driving Techniques.

The Essential 7 Work Practices

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Truck drivers, mechanics, and office workers were asked to identify the skills they felt were most effective in preventing workplace injuries.They agreed on these Essential 7 Work Practices.

Time to Discuss Autumn Driving Hazards

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Dispatchers, driver managers, and safety personnel should be communicating these hazards to drivers on a regular basis during the fall months. Please take time to review the list of driving hazards below, and make it a point to discuss these seasonal risks with drivers.

Fall Protection

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Falling from an elevated position, such as the truck, a ladder, or even an open service pit, can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Check out this information about fall hazards and the recommended defensive techniques.

The Four Critical Crashes

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Any of the four critical crashes can result in severe losses and can be catastrophic for everyone involved. Preventing critical crashes requires drivers to recognize the hazards that increase the odds of a crash, know the defense, and react properly.

How to Calculate Proper Following Distance

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A key factor in rear-end crashes is improper following distance. In order to determine how much following distance is required to bring a tractor-trailer to a complete stop, drivers first need to know how much stopping distance their vehicles require.

Hydration

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One of the leading causes of a heat-related illness is dehydration. Read this information, and ask yourself if there are actions you can take to keep your body sufficiently hydrated.

Keep Focused on Winter Weather Hazards

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There are four types of loss exposures that every motor carrier must address, especially in winter when the risk of vehicle crashes and workplace injuries increases. Here are some simple, yet effective, tips to help employees avoid injuries and crashes when severe weather is present.

Lane Change Crashes

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Lane change crashes can often be prevented if the truck driver recognizes the hazards that increase the risk of a crash and applies the right defensive driving techniques. Read this information, then ask yourself how you can improve your driving to prevent lane change crashes.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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If a hazard cannot be removed or reduced to a point it can be considered an acceptable risk, personal protective equipment (PPE) can be used to provide an extra barrier of protection to workers. Check out this information and determine how PPE can better protect you from harm.

Preventing Lane Change Crashes

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Lane change crashes can often be prevented if the truck driver recognizes the hazards that increase the risk of a crash and applies the right defensive driving techniques. Check out this guide to see how you can improve your driving to prevent lane change crashes.

Preventing Rear-End Crashes

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Preventing rear-end crashes requires drivers to recognize the hazards that increase the odds of a crash, know the defense, and react properly. Read through the information to see how you can improve your vigilance and driving style.

Roadside Inspections

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Roadside inspections are a part of the trucking industry, but drivers can play a big role in determining the frequency with which they occur. See if there are actions you can take to reduce the likelihood of drawing the attention of inspectors and prevent violations and possible fines.

Slips and Falls

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The key to protecting yourself is being able to recognize the hazards that can lead to slips and falls and knowing how to reduce your risk of injury.

Space Management

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Managing the space around the truck is challenging. From driving in congested traffic to navigating a crowded parking lot, truck drivers must constantly track the hazards around them. Check out this guide to see how you can improve your driving style.

Winter Driving Hazards

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Winter driving can be dangerous and requires alertness and readiness to react to hazards. Check out this guide and ask yourself how you can improve your driving style in any of the hazard categories.