Did you know that Thanksgiving Day sees the more traffic on the road than any other day of the year? If you are a truck driver, you may already have known this and are dreading having to drive on this day. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind so that your day is hopefully less stressful and, most importantly, safer!
You may be anticipating the high traffic volume on Thanksgiving Day, but make sure to also be extra cautious on Thanksgiving Eve. It’s become progressively more popular to go out for drinks the night before Thanksgiving. This is why restaurants and bars have come to call Thanksgiving Eve “Black Wednesday”, since they make such large sales on this day. If you are driving on this day, keep in mind that there will be drivers on the road who have made the bad decision to drive home while intoxicated. Watch other drivers on the road and keep your distance if anyone doesn’t seem to have total control of their vehicle. Stay alert, and stay safe! (more…)