Safety Is Job # 1
Here at Werner Service & Trucking safety is a high priority. The Department of Transportation has coordinated on safety activities that further the Department’s goal to reduce the number of individuals injured and killed as a result of transportation. Here are a few areas to be monitored that help our company and others be as safe as they can while on the road.
Human error, fatigue, driver health, and risky human behaviors. Distracted and drunk driving continues to be a challenge in transportation. Because of this, it is essential to be able to identify and manage effective ways that minimize the effects of human error on safety.
Emerging and Automated Technologies:
New technologies hold the promise to save lives. As a result, these new technologies will help to minimize human error during transportation.
Data collection helps a company make better policy choices furthermore, helping to pinpoint specific areas that require more attention to detail.
Partnerships, assistance, guidance, standards, and oversight are just a few of the ways that we can all work together to keep our roads safe.
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A Few Other Tips For Your Haul
- Take care of yourself. Get enough sleep. Eat right. Exercise. Also, make sure to take time at home. These steps will help to keep you refreshed and ready for your long trips.
- Prepare for bad weather. Cut your speed down by 1/3 on wet roads and by 1/2 on snowy or icy roads. Allow more time. Let your blinker blink at least five times before changing lanes and signal for turns before slowing down. If you see other drivers pulling over, it is likely that you should also.
- Slow down around curves. On exit or entrance ramps the speed limits are meant for cars as trucks tend to tip over if a turn is taken to fast. Make sure to adjust your speed to make up for the dimensions of your vehicle.
- Load your cargo wisely. Make sure that your shipment is loaded evenly to avoid your trailer from being unbalanced.
- Slow down in work zones. Make sure to take your time going through constructions. Your delivery can always wait if need be.
- Watch for blind spots. Off to the side just in front of the cab. Just behind the side mirrors. Directly behind the truck. It is up to you to exercise caution before turning or changing lanes and to maintain a safe distance.
- Make sure your truck is DOT approved. Making sure that everything from your windshield wipers and lights to your tires passes the DOT inspection will ensure that your rig is in a safe condition to drive.
If you have any other safety tips that you would like to share, please feel free to comment below. We appreciate any suggestions.