No matter what vehicle you take out on the road, a driver must never fail to be mindful and attentive. A truck driver however must be twice as mindful and attentive for transporting heavy cargo is no easy task. Remember to give complete focus on your job and apply these tips:
✓ Look Ahead
More than keeping your eyes on the road, you should also look as far ahead as you possibly can. Try to anticipate possible incoming trouble. Look out for cars or for anything unusual. Keep in mind that whatever is on the road up ahead can be a potential problem to deal with.
✓ Look for Escape Routes
You should be constantly aware of your surroundings. When driving, it is a good idea to look for escape routes in case you would need to avoid anything. Constantly be alert on what are on the two sides of your truck so that if a car turns sideways in front of you, you can move quickly out of the way.
✓ Maintain Safe Distance
This is one of the most important truck driving safety guidelines. Leave ample space in front and all the way around the vehicle whenever possible. It is ideal to be in a wide area and clear from any hazards. Creating a safety bubble around your truck helps keep everyone safe.
✓ Prepare Your Permits
You should always have your permits prepared when you are out on the road. Nothing is worse than getting delayed because you forgot to bring a certain paper or failed to bring one with you. Make sure you are prepared with the help of Reliable Permit Solutions. We realize that bidding on loads is highly competitive and fast paced and have experienced agents with a vast knowledge of the costs that can be incurred throughout your permitting process to ensure you get the best rates when acquiring your trucking permits.
With over 20 years of experience, our team of permit specialists can acquire all necessary documentation for state approvals, utility approvals, route surveys, pilot cars, and other required drawings or sketches.