Patriotic Pride and Practical Safety
Happy Fourth of July! As we honor the birth of our nation, we’d like to express our deepest gratitude to our dedicated employees and drivers. With millions hitting the road for Independence Day celebrations, safety should be the star of the show.
Brace for Busy Roads and Be Vigilant
Record-breaking travel has been seen nationwide this weekend. Increased congestion can pose challenges. Hence, staying alert and vigilant is key. After all, our professional drivers play a crucial role in ensuring our nation’s celebratory supplies—hot dogs, ice cream, and sparklers—reach their destinations on time!
Safety Tips to Light Your Way to a Safe Holiday
We care about your safety, which is why we’ve put together a list of ten safety tips to keep in mind during your Fourth of July journeys. These suggestions are shared by our esteemed Share the Road team, professional truck drivers who prioritize safety above all.
- Early Bird Gets the Worm
- Starting your journey early can help you avoid the rush and reduce anxiety. Be prepared for unexpected delays and changing road conditions.
- Fasten Your Freedom – Buckle Up!
- With more cars on the road during this festive season, wearing your seatbelt can be a life-saving decision. So, always remember to buckle up.
- Slow Down to Sparkle On
- Speeding can significantly increase the chances of an accident. With work zones being more frequent during summer, reducing your speed is essential, especially during holidays.
- Drive Distraction-Free
- Two seconds of distraction alone can double the chances of an accident. Make sure to use only hands-free devices and try to limit phone usage to only when parked, and of course, never text while driving.
- Keep The Drive Sober
- While Independence Day is a time for celebration, safety should never be compromised. Refrain from driving impaired—it’s not just about you; it’s about everyone on the open road.
- Truck Blind Spots – Steer Clear
- When you’re sharing the road with large trucks, always be mindful of their blind spots. If you can’t see the truck driver in their mirrors, chances are, they can’t see you.
- Leave Room for Big Rigs
- Trucks need a lot more room to stop due to their size and weight. Always remember to account for their limited ability to stop and be sure not to cut quickly in front of them.
- Vehicle Check – A Pre-trip Must
- Before hitting the road, ensure that your vehicle is in top shape. Set yourself up for success and be sure to check your wipers, fluids, tire pressure, and get your vehicle, especially your radiator and cooling system, serviced. A little maintenance goes a long way!
- Keep an Eye on the Car Ahead
- Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. This can provide you with much-needed room to adjust for sudden stops and avoid any unwanted bumps in your road to celebration.
- Neighborhoods Need Your Care
- Watch out for children playing near residential streets, especially during the fireworks display. This allows all of us to ensure everyone can safely enjoy the celebrations.
Most importantly, stay safe out there and be sure to enjoy your Fourth of July! Together we’ll continue to keep the wheels of our industry turning!
Before you hit the road…
If you made it to this part of the article, we’d just like to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to read this weekly recap. Be safe out there and as always, If you’re in search of CDL A, B, or warehouse positions, check out our open positions. And if you need staffing solutions for commercial driving or industrial positions, be sure to explore our offerings.