A lot of wisdom and on-the-road savvy can be gleaned from longtime, hard working professional truck drivers. These drivers have been through it all and can help others avoid mistakes they’ve made or have seen others make over the years.
Here’s what an experienced truck driver will NEVER do:
NEVER Travel Too Fast While Descending Hills
We all know that objects in motion stay in motion, and that principle holds especially true when talking about a loaded semi-truck barreling down a declining highway. Slowing down gradually while driving defensively is the safest, smartest route to go.
NEVER Text While Driving
Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds, and at 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed, which is something no driver of any kind should ever do.
NEVER Drive Carelessly in Poor Conditions
Driving during inclement weather and conditions make the road a more dangerous place for everyone. You should always brake and accelerate slower than you typically would during favorable driving conditions.
NEVER Drive When Extremely Tired
If you’re exhausted and behind the wheel, you have a chance of nodding off and getting into an accident. Make sure that when you’re driving, and especially when driving long distances or overnight, you’re well rested and alert.
No matter your driving experience level, you can always learn best practices, tips, and tricks from others. The bottom line is that NTB Trucking cares about the safety of motorists, truck drivers, and anyone else who uses public roadways. To learn more about NTB Trucking, what our company stands for, and how we do business, check out our website for more information.
And if you want to enjoy a career on the road, then check out the employment opportunities currently being offered by NTB Trucking.