ATA Share the Road helpful safety tips for the Holidays

  • Always wear your seatbelt. (It’s the law!)
  • Never cut in front of a truck (We can’t slow down like a car!)
  • Don’t liner alongside of a truck (You could be in a blindspot!)
  • Never pass on the right; pass safely on the left
    (traffic could be stopped on the right for an exit ramp that you can’t see)
  • Leave plenty of space when following a truck
    (If their is something in the road that the truck straddles, you won’t hit it)
  • Always look for the driver’s face in the side mirrors
    (Make sure you are seen)
  • Allow trucks adequate space to maneuver (We need more rooom to stop and make turns, this keeps you safe!)
  • Slow down and be aware of other motorists on the road (Increase speed equals increase severity of any collision)

EVERYONE DO YOUR PART TO KEEP THE ROADS SAFE! NO ONE BENEFITS FROM AN ACCIDENT.

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Parrish Trucking Fall Family Safety Meeting

The 2018 Parrish Trucking Fall family safety meeting. Lots of family games to play, haunted maze and hayride. Other than the wind, a great day was had by all!

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Smart Driver: See and Be Seen

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Driving in clear conditions can be very stressful for any driver, but add in a wintry mix and it can be downright treacherous. Blowing snow, fog, ice buildup on the windshield, and overspray from passing vehicles are just a few hazards that can limit visibility and make an 80,000 pound tractor-trailer less conspicuous. Here are some tips to minimize winter weather hazards:

  • Keep windows and mirrors clean
  • Wipe off marker lights, headlights, taillights, and reflective tape
  • Carry extra windshield washer solvent and cleaning rags on each trip
  • Make sure all mirrors are adjusted properly and are in working condition
  • Wear UV and polarized sunglasses to help reduce sun glare
  • Replace worn wiper blades
  • Remove snow from atop the tractor and trailer (but do not climb on top to prevent injuries!)

While these steps will not eliminate all hazards, they can make it easier to see and be seen. In addition, keep in mind the Essential 7 Driving Techniques:

  • Maintain proper following distance
  • Observe proper speed for conditions
  • Avoid distractions
  • Be attentive to the road ahead
  • React properly to hazards
  • Maintain one lane
  • Yield the right of way
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Trucking in 2016 – Full Industry Calendar

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Interested in what’s in store for the trucking industry in the year ahead? Trucker News has listed scheduled events for 2016. Come and take a look!

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Samsung Creates see-through ‘Safety Truck’

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Ever wonder what the next big step in safety may be? Last summer, Samsung has shown us what may be the future in preventing accidents caused by drivers attempting to overtake semis by attaching wireless cameras to the front of the truck and displaying the view on the back doors on a large screen.

Love or hate it, however, the idea is unlikely to be seen in public for a while – Samsung is still currently testing out the idea and working to comply with national protocols.

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