Hopping into the cab and cruising down the open road seems like a great choice for those looking for a career where they can travel for a living and be their own boss (for the most part!). However, despite the many perks of being a truck driver, trucking is one of the most risky careers you can pick. Time magazine recently rated trucking as number 8 on its list of the 10 most dangerous jobs. Trucking is a crucial job and can be a rewarding career well-worth the risk if drivers follow a few simple safety tips. And of course, having a safe and comfortable Freightliner truck helps too!
5 Safety Tips for Truck Drivers
- Watch your blind spots
All truckers know how frustrating it can be when cars drive up into your “no-zones” off to the side in front of your cab, behind your side mirrors, or directly behind your truck. Make sure that you double check before you turn or change lanes and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles to prevent an accident from happening. (more…)