Take the Pledge to Wear Your Seat Belt
I will wear my safety belt because my wellbeing greatly affects my family and loved ones. It is my responsibility to maintain control of my vehicle. Using my safety belt is my best chance of remaining in control of my truck in a crash or emergency situation. I will always remember to buckle up.
Don’t Get Stuck Without a Sticker
Your Pre-Trip Inspection includes checking the stickers on your truck. If any required stickers are missing or peeling off (and cannot be reaffixed) you must get a replacement. Also make sure your stickers are current:
- The FHWA-Periodic Inspection sticker expires one year from the date punched out. You should know its location on both your tractor and your trailer.
- The 2016 IFTA sticker should be on the both sides of the tractor.
- Is our DOT#1972877 present? How about the Truck # and Trailer #?
- If running New York, you should have a NYHUT sticker.
- Not required in all states, but if running CA, make sure your door or side box has the label for your fire extinguisher location.
- Make sure you have the required red and white reflective tape on both sides and rear of your trailer; also the ICC bumper; and the rear facing mud flaps of your tractor.
- The Super Service name and logo should be on both sides of the tractor.
Driving Adds Up - 1 Safe Mile At A Time!
Our driving habits are influenced by the way we think when we are behind the wheel. 85-95% of motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error.
To be an accident-free driver you must always be aware of what is happening around you. Drive defensively by thinking and planning ahead. Make sure you see at least 15 seconds in front of you and have at least 7 seconds of following distance so you will see trouble ahead. This will allow you time to make good decisions to avoid the problem.
Don’t Drive Drowsy
Myth:Drivers are used to getting little sleep and can safely stay awake by using distractions, caffeine, rolling down the windows, etc.
Reality:Research shows that being awake for 18 hours is comparable to having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent. It’s vital to your safety and the motorists around you to pay attention to signs of drowsiness: frequent yawning, heavy eyes, blurred vision, weaving, tailgating, missing traffic signs or exits, hitting rumble strips, trouble remembering the last few miles.
The only resolution is sleep. Make sure you utilize your break periods to get the proper rest your body needs.
If you are fatigued, make sure you notify dispatch and do not continue driving until you are physically able.
Scary Statistic: The AAA Foundation’s 2015 Traffic Safety Index reported nearly all drivers (97%) view drowsy driving as a serious threat to their safety and a completely unacceptable behavior; however, nearly one in three (31.5%) admitted to driving when they were so tired they had a hard time keeping their eyes open at some point in the past month.
Obstructions to a Clear View
Antennas, transponders, and similar devices must not be mounted more than 6 inches below the upper edge of the windshield. These devices must be located outside the area swept by the windshield wipers, and outside the driver's sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals.
It is a common practice to attach GPS receivers or toll road transponders in an unauthorized area of the windshield. Drivers should be aware this practice is non-compliant with the regulations. There are available GPS mounts that attach to the cup holder or dash.
Never have a RADAR Detection device on your truck. It is against Federal Regulations tooperate a commercial motor vehicle equipped with or containing any radar detector.
Never mount any type of CD/DVD, TV, or Laptop (even with Velcro) against the windshield or on the dash of your vehicle. These items belong in the Sleeper Berth.
Unacceptable damage is a rock chip greater than ¾ inch. A small rock chip that is less than ¾ inch but is within 3 inches of another similarly or greater sized chip, or a crack would also be a defect. Any two cracks that intersect are also a defect.
Make sure your wipers operate correctly and are not worn out.
Don’t forget; Remove the Trash from the Dash!
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