Robert Rogulic is the chief executive officer of Tri-National Inc (www.tri-nat.com). Heading up a large transportation company with trade routes stretching across the three North American countries, Robert Rogulic knows just how important driver safety is on the road.
Truck-related accidents are common in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,900 people were killed and 104,000 injured in truck-related crashes in the United States in 2012. Fatalities in the same year totaled 3,921.
To stay safe on the roads and avoid accidents, truck drivers should follow safe driving practices, such as keeping an eye on the truck’s blind spots. Blind spots are the zones where crashes are likely to happen due to poor visibility. These spots are located directly behind the truck’s side mirrors, directly behind the truck, and at the front of the cab.
Drivers should also check their trucks before every journey to ensure proper fluid levels and their horns, mirrors, and brakes are functional.
When on the road, safe driving practices include paying attention to the road, remaining alert, and wearing seat belts.