Truck drivers have a huge responsibly. Not only are they responsible for shipping goods from one area to another but also they must do so safely. Truck drivers are behind the wheel of large and dangerous machines. Even simple mistakes can cause serious injuries if a truck accident were to occur. As a result, truck drivers need to be extremely careful when driving. As mentioned in a previous blog post, drivers must avoid distractions, like talking on a cell phone or texting, in order to minimize the risk of accidents.
Another thing that truck drivers need to avoid is excessive fatigue. Truck drivers are often pressured to quickly deliver their goods. They are often paid in such a way to encourage driving long hours and skipping rest. However, this practice is very dangerous. Truck driver fatigue is a common cause of serious truck accidents.