Drivers Trucking Tips-Life As A Trucker
Keep Distance â€˘
Do not follow too closely behind any vehicle. Some seem to think theyâ€™ll reach their destination faster if they tailgate, but in the end the time they save is minimal and the risk created for themselves is significant.
Stay Focused •
The number of distractions for drivers continues to grow every year. Phone calls, text messages – sometimes even the radio and other passengers – are distractions that take a driver’s focus off the road. Keep your attention on the road and not on whatever’s happening in your vehicle.
Be flexible and patient. â€˘
Being a successful trucker is about more than just driving. You must be professional and responsible whether you are behind the wheel or not. When you arenâ€™t driving, you must be respectful of the equipment and the company.
Be Simple: â€˘ Run your truck(s) in dedicated freight lanes, and know alternative â€˜side roads, 'so you always complete a profitable round as your truck pulls into the home terminal once more.
Customers are God: â€˘ Treat every customer like a king or queen.
Keep an Eye on Weather:
â€˘ Watch the weather and call your delivery points if there are potential problems: blizzards, flooding, hurricane, a tornado. Allow extra time for delivery if thereâ€™s road construction too
Be Polite :
• Be polite to each trooper or DOT officer. Life’s too short to have grudges or resentments on the road. If they’re wrong, resolve it in court.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
â€˘ "The best way to avoid health problems brought on by long periods of sitting is to wear loose, comfortable clothing and footwear," advises Franc Gomez.
Know When You're Tired â€˘ Stay cognizant of your fatigue level after many hours of nonstop driving. Accidents can be best avoided by this.
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Published on Oct 9, 2013
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