Stationary Objects

By September 28, 2022Blog Posts

Reminder with the last few “accidents” with stationary objects here are a few tips to help prevent it happening

Accidents involving stationary objects often occur in parking lots at truck stops, rest areas, and customer facilities. Bridges, low-hanging wires, overhangs, and signs are additional hazards if the driver is not unaware of the height of his/her vehicle. Likewise, adverse weather affects visibility and a driver’s ability to identify hazards.

Remember GOAL; get out and look behind the truck to ensure it is clear of hazards.

Use your mirrors

Roll down the windows and turn off all devices to limit noise distractions.

Walk around the truck to identify potential hazards.

Plan your exit route to ensure there are no hazards in your path.