With Roadcheck 2019 less than two months away, now is the time to start preparing for the annual enforcement program. This year's event runs June 4-6 with a focus on Hours of Service.
The fall season presents many unique hazards that truck drivers should be on the lookout for.
About every three days a fatal work zone crash involving a large truck occurs in the U.S. That totals 133 truck-involved fatal work zone crashes each year, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Highway work zones are dangerous for all highway travelers but are particularly difficult for trucks, with narrowed, shifting lanes, reduced speeds and last-second merging by other vehicles, challenging even the best and most experienced truck driver.
Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is vitally important that they - and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions.
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.