If you are one of the many truck drivers who travel Indiana roads each day, you may be familiar with the risks and dangers of your job. Often, many motorists fail to recognize that truck drivers like yourself require additional space, consideration and time to safely operate and maneuver such a large vehicle on the road. At Gardner & Rans P.C., we are familiar with the complexities of truck driving.
According to Esurance, you can take several responsible precautions in your efforts to operate your truck safely and in compliance with the law. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Follow loading instructions: Specific loads you transport will require detailed instructions to guarantee that the cargo is stable. Your load should never exceed weight capacities listed on your trailer.
- Regularly maintain your truck: While you may be the safest and most attentive truck driver on the road, failure to properly maintain your vehicle can have dangerous consequences.
- Keep yourself in good health: Your ability to safely operate your truck is enhanced when you have received proper rest and are eating right. Taking good care of yourself enables you to make confident decisions, remain attentive and able to react responsibly in potentially dangerous situations.
- Be attentive: As you are well aware, trucks have lots of different blind spots which are often quite large. Your efforts to know where those blind spots are and to be attentive on the road can help you to avoid hitting other drivers that may be around your truck.
By following these tips, you can protect yourself and also help to keep other motorists’ safe on the road. For more information about car accidents, visit our web page.