As we all know, working as a truck driver is one of the most dangerous and stressful jobs that exist (it is considered as one of the 10 most dangerous jobs). It requires full concentration from the trucker, as we have to spend many hours behind the wheel and stay alert to face any unexpected situations or recklessness from other drivers, who do not seem to measure the danger while driving. Precisely what we are talking about is driving defensively. It is necessary to be aware of everything that happens around us to detect dangerous drivers with the proper use of mirrors as well as staying aware of any warning signs to be prepared to act immediately and avoid any situation easily. Defensive driving also means driving with precaution, maintaining a safe speed and distance keeping in mind the traffic and weather conditions, especially in the bad weather season which, luckily, is already finishing. Keeping adequate speed and distance is the key to safety.
Keeping distance from the vehicle in front of us is also very important, because if the traffic stops unexpectedly we would have the time and necessary space required to react and maneuver safely, demonstrating that we are truly professional drivers.
Another important factor to drive defensively is resting during our break hours. A driver who has not slept enough is a driver that is not 100% within ability to concentrate and represents danger for everyone. Remember that the highest rate of accidents involving commercial vehicles has been due to tired drivers.
For this reason, Ardwin Freight invites you to think about driving habits. We cannot become death statistics because of tiredness or recklessness. Ardwin Freight asks to be consciousness and drive safely, respecting yourself and others. It is time for each of us to put effort into increasing security and make driving safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Also remember that “no cargo is more important than your lives and safety.”
Do not forget to call: 1-800-927-8153 or visit us at our office at 2940 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 to find out about advantageous job opportunities that Ardwin Freight has to offer.
Ardwin Freight wishes you a safe and pleasant journey.