As you may know, being a truck driver is considered one of the most dangerous and stressful jobs that exist; it also demands a lot of concentration from the trucker since we spend so many hours behind the wheel staying alert to avoid any dangerous situations that may arise. This is precisely a defensive drive, to stay aware of everything that is happening around us to detect dangerous drivers, with the proper use of mirrors and acting immediately to easily avoid any situation. Defensive driving is driving with caution, maintaining a safe speed and distance for traffic and weather conditions, especially in the winter season that we are now in. Maintaining a proper distance and speed is the key factor, because driving at a safe speed will allow you to maneuver in an appropriate manner to avoid any threat that may arise. The distance we keep referring to the vehicle we have in front of us is also helpful, because if traffic stops unexpectedly we will have enough time to think, react, and properly maneuver.
Another important fact for us when driving defensively is rest on break hours. A driver who has not slept properly or during enough time is a driver who does not have full concentration and represents clear danger. Let´s remember the highest rate of accident´s causes involving commercial vehicles is due to tired drivers.
Ardwin Freight invites you to think about it and become aware of the dangers you can be exposed to while driving. We ask you to drive safely, respecting yourself and others. It is time for each of us to work together regarding security to increase safeness while we drive, in order for driving to be something more enjoyable for everyone. Please note: “no load is more important or more valuable than our own lives.”
Do not forget to call: 1-800-927-8153 to talk to our specialists about job options that Ardwin Freight has for you.