Truck Driver Winter Driving Safety Tips
Winter can be a beautiful time of year, but also full of dangers on the roadways. As truck drivers, you spend so much time on the roads and highways all year round. With the special hazards that come with winter weather, it is especially important to me mindful of your safety and the safety of the other vehicles around you. Truck drivers should keep winter weather truck driving safety tips top of mind all season long.
Here are 10 safe driving tips for trucker drivers in winter weather:
- Maintain as much space as possible between you and the vehicle in front of you
- Monitor the weather and stay up to date on weather changes while you are on the road
- Pay attention to tire spray
- Be a defensive driver and never assume the drivers around you will drive safely
- When in doubt about severe conditions or a problem with your truck, pull over to check it out
- Keep your tractor and trailer lights clean and clear
- Jumper cables should always be available
- A flashlight should be kept on hand for emergencies
- Non-perishable food and water should be stored in your tractor-trailer for emergencies
- A bag of sand or salt can really come in handy if you get stuck in snow or ice
We encourage all truckers to put safety first and take care of themselves this winter. We hope these safety tips for winter driving help you stay safe all winter long and avoid the season’s hazards.
Truck Driver Tops CareerBuilder’s List of the Most In-Demand Jobs in 2018
According to CareerBuilder, a career as a truck driver is a great choice. So often, we are made to think that you have to have a college degree to have a solid career. Not true! Truck driving offers stability, financial security, growth and flexibility, without an expensive college degree. That’s why it is considered a top career choice in 2018.
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Featured Truck Driver Job Opening
$2,000 Sign On Bonus Class A CDL Truck Driver in Alabama
We are hiring at USA Drivers Inc. We need to quickly fill positions in the Bessemer/Birmingham, AL area. If you are a qualified Class A CDL Truck Driver, we need you to haul containers (hazmat a plus). Night shift only; hours are from 4pm to 4am, Sunday night through Friday night. This is a temp to hire position with a dedicated route. The best part is you will be home everyday. This company offers late model trucks with Qualcomm systems. Once hired on with this company you will receive great benefits including full paid health insurance.
Contact us for additional details on this truck driver job opening.
What we offer:
Weekly pay/direct deposit
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Birmingham Truck Driver Job Fair
Our Birmingham location (1627 Pinson Valley Parkway Tarrant, Al) is having a job fair on May 5th. Drivers can enjoy a free hot dog lunch while they fill out or pick up applications. We are also offering a $1000 SIGN ON BONUS!! You can call us at 205-661-0712 with questions.
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4 Easy To Implement Health Tips for Truck Drivers
There’s almost nothing more valuable than health. Different professions give way to different health concerns. It is important to understand the health concerns related to your job so that you can take proper preventative measures. Truck drivers are no different and need to stay informed and healthy while on the road.
Here are 4 easy to implement health tips for truck drivers. Staying healthy while on the road is so important.
Check out these helpful truck driver health tips:
- MOVE: Your body needs exercise and movement. When you stop for food, take a bathroom break or fill up, use that opportunity for some quick exercise. Be sure to mix it up between cardio, strengthening and stretching.
- SNACKS: Munching on the wrong snacks and ruin even the most healthy eating routine. Be sure to keep fresh fruit and veggies on hand to munch on while on the road. Stay away from chips, soda and other junk food as much as possible.
- REST: Your body needs rest. A full night’s sleep is very important. Try to create a sleep schedule that you can stick to so your body can stay in rhythm.
- HYDRATION: Water, water, water! Your body needs to stay properly hydrated for good health. Keep water on hand while on the road and try to minimize sugary drinks.