- Don’t drive the truck where it doesn’t belong. Be observant of truck routes - keeping on them can keep you safe. Don’t just rely on a GPS.
- Accidents are to be avoided and minimized as much as reasonably possible, but not to the extent in attempting to avoid an accident, more damage occurs. For instance, if you make an abrupt lane change to avoid a vehicle merging, and in the process hit another vehicle, this is a preventable accident.
- Swerving or veering is to be avoided. It can result in loss of vehicle control ending with a rollover. Don’t swerve to avoid an animal running out in front of you.
- Running off the road to avoid an accident indicates lack of control of the vehicle and is considered a preventable accident. Keep the vehicle on the roadway at all times and under your full attention and control.
- Use of a phone, Qualcomm unit, a computer, adjusting GPS, texting, eating or any other activity distracting the driver while driving is against the law and Super Service policy.
- If you are fatigued/sleepy or too ill to drive, GET OFF THE ROAD!!! Regardless of your hours allowing you to drive, you do not belong on the road while drowsy or ill. Do not roll down the window or look to a caffeinated beverage for help - if you’re tired…getting off the road is the only answer. Send a Qualcomm message to your DM and advise you need to stop. Communication is the key here, safety is first, but if you must stop, you must communicate with dispatch.
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The Secret to Being Accident Free
Many drivers have careers with twenty, thirty, even forty or more years without ever having an accident. Ask some of our long time accident free drivers “What’s the secret?” The answers are pretty similar: “I always take my time and I’m very careful”, “I don’t take shortcuts”, ”I always get out and look before backing or hooking to a trailer”, “I make sure I always have plenty of space to allow room for the error of others and sometimes myself”.
After getting some experience, many drivers get too comfortable.They start thinking they’re good, because they can back into a dock quickly, or zig-zag through traffic without hitting anything. These are not good drivers, they are good “aimers”. There is a lot more to driving a truck than simply how well you can aim it.
Accidents do happen. But when they do, it’s because somebody made a mistake. Somebody was in a hurry, or got distracted, or they thought they were too good for anything to happen to them, or they were complacent. It’s always the result of a mistake. If it wasn’t a mistake, then that means they hit you on purpose.
So ask yourself, is it really a secret? Can you move the truck without hitting anything for one yard? Treat every yard, every block, and every mile the same way; take your time and always be very careful.
Always follow the steps to being safe; so you don’t slip up!
Change lanes as little as possible.
Pick a lane and STAY in it. Cars will dodge and change lanes no matter what. If you find it necessary to change lanes, use your turn signal,move over very carefully, being aware of your blind spots and constantly check your mirrors.
The odds of an accident increases dramatically, each time a vehicle makes a move to another lane. If you have maintained your lane position and following distance, in the event of an accident, the other vehicle will most likely be at fault, not you.
When entering or leaving the freeway, watch for merging vehicles. Cars love to hug the right lane and dodge all over.... they tend not to merge or seem to forget how to do so safely. Good following distance and looking far ahead of you, will help anticipate a merging vehicle. If you can’t change lanes safely, slow down and let them in.
Driver’s Daily Checklist
√ Log Legal
√ Pre-Trip Inspection
√ Drive Safely
√ Tire Check & Walk Around every 200 miles
√ Assure yourself the equipment is in good, working condition
√ Keep a safe following distance
√ Keep a safe speed
√ Obey all posted traffic signs
√ Never assume, always anticipate
√ Be a professional day in and day out
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Seven Common Errors
Human error is the leading cause of accidents.
Consider the underlying errors described. Have you been guilty of any of these attitudes or behaviors? Most of us can say yes to at least one.
3.Starting a Task with Incomplete Instructions.
5.Ignoring Safety Procedures.
6.Mental Distractions from Work.
7.Failure to Pre-Plan the Work.
The next time you are tempted to fall into one of these bad habits, think twice and do it right.
"It is better to be careful 100 times than to get killed once." ~Mark Twain
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