Below are some of the top safety tips to keep in the front of your mind whenever embarking on a long truck drive. Below these tips, you&rsquo;ll also find a list of essentials you should always keep with you.
Top Safety Tips for Long Distance Driving&bull; Since trucks have major blind spots, it&rsquo;s critical not to change lanes too frequently and to be diligent about using your signals.&nbsp;
&bull; Take regular breaks to stretch and get some exercise. Not only is this important for staying safe, it&rsquo;s critical for your long-term health.&nbsp;
&bull; Always make sure that your truck is properly maintained and has the necessary equipment for the appropriate weather and terrain conditions.&nbsp;
&bull; Give other drivers space to avoid hitting into the vehicle in front of you. Since commercial trucks take a long time to brake, keeping a proper driving distance helps to avoid these types of collisions.&nbsp;
&bull; Sleep is a critical component of trucker safety, so be sure to get the proper amount of sleep and to rest when needed. When you&rsquo;re feeling extra sleepy during a drive, pull over for a 15 - 20-minute power nap.&nbsp;
&bull; If pulled over to the side of the road waiting for roadside assistance, be sure to utilize flashers, cones, and even road flares to alert other drivers.