5 Long Haul Driving Safety Tips
1.Do not tailgate. Although long haul trucking entails hours of driving and frustrations run high, keep emotions in check.
2.Take sufficient breaks and actually get out of the truck in order to stay fresh and alert on long hauls
3.Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing as sitting for long periods of time can cut off circulation and cause serious health problems over time.
4.Admit to yourself when you are fatigued. Driving while exhausted can be more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.
5.Remember that trucking regulations prohibit more than 11 hours of continuous trucking with a subsequent 10 hour off-duty break. However, this is not always enough rest time so be sure to pay attention to your body’s fatigue levels.