Tag Archives: Safe Driving

Vehicle Emergency Travel Kit

Vehicle Emergency Travel Kit Having spent a great deal of time traveling I will tell you that the weather or an accident can close a road for hours, even traping you overnight. I have lived it and simply could not move forward or backward for hours on end.     Due to events out of our […]

Passing Large Trucks on the Highway

Passing Large Trucks on the Highway When passing a large truck, what are a few things you should consider? 1. Prepare yourself. Make sure you are alert and focused before attempting to pass a large truck. 2. Check your blind spots. Before you pass, carefully check your blind spots to ensure that there are no […]

Trailer Emergency Breakaway Cable

The purpose, importance, and how an Emergency Breakaway Cable works An Emergency breakaway cable is a safety cable that attaches the brake system on trailers to the back of your tow vehicle. The cable is in place in case your trailer unhooks from your tow vehicle. If the trailer unhooks, then the pin pulls out […]

Winter Driving Helpful Tips

Winter Driving Helpful Tips   1. Slow down: Reduced visibility and slippery roads reduce your reaction time, so reduce your speed to maintain control. 2. Keep a safe distance: Leave plenty of space between you and other vehicles, as stopping distances are longer on snow and ice. 3. Be prepared: Make sure your vehicle is […]

How to Drive on Black Ice

How to Drive on Black Ice Winter driving isn’t only about dealing with snow and rain; ice on the road is a real threat. Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it’s invisible (the term “black ice” is somewhat of a misnomer, as the ice is transparent). However, you can protect yourself by understanding and […]

Stay Awake Behind the Wheel

Stay Awake Behind the Wheel Each year, drowsy driving accounts for about 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).Sep 13, 2022 Some Helpful Tips 1. Get plenty of sleep before driving: Make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep the night before a long trip. 2. […]

Commercial Driving Safety Tips

10 Safe Driving Tips USDOT/FMCSA guidelines require any operator on a commercial vehicle to complete a vehicle inspection report at the end of each day of operation and have it available at request. 1. Observe traffic rules and regulations: Always obey traffic rules and regulations. Always observe speed limits and road signs. 2. Buckle up: […]

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