A Pilot Program
The nation's dependence on truckers is skyrocketing. With online shopping in a state of explosive growth, companies are shipping more goods to more places than ever before. Unfortunately, this increased demand for trucking services hasn't led to more people deciding to become truckers. Despite hiking wages and recruiting outside of their normal applicant pools, trucking companies are increasingly desperate to find enough drivers to keep their fleets on the road. Some people have suggested allowing younger drivers behind the wheel as the answer, but questions remain about safety.
Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 15-21 for commercial and passenger vehicles. Driving behaviors that will be targeted during the week include speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices and more.
Avoid The Dust Storm If Possible