American Towman Magazine - June 2022 - Corrected

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either. Even if you don’t think you could talk about the events you just experienced, being distracted from it can help keep you level-headed and minimize stress. If possible, separate your work and home life. Let your home life be exactly that and no more. When towers set clear boundaries between their work life and home life, they’re less likely to experience conflict between the two fronts. 8. Defensive Driving While driving seems routine, almost mundane, never let your guard down. As professional drivers we must always be thinking about what the folks around us are doing and stay one step ahead of them. The best way to accomplish this is to always maintain situational awareness by looking far ahead to spot potential problems early, scanning your mirrors often to know what is alongside you so you can quickly change lanes or escape when a hazard is detected. Keep extra following distance, especially when loaded, so you have time to react and stop if an emergency arises. Ultimately, it’s all about reducing your risks.

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