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Trucks leave large gaps between vehicles; they do it for a reason

When looking to merge on a multi-lane road, the first thing you look for is a gap. You need space to get in, and you try to adjust your vehicle to the flow of traffic, signal, and then move into the gap. Seems easy, right?

The dangers of truck drivers who don't get enough sleep

When someone has a medical emergency behind the wheel, it's very dangerous for themselves and others on the road. When that emergency happens while they're driving a semitruck, the danger to others increases tremendously. A semi can weigh 80,000 pounds. When a vehicle like that goes out of control, it can do a considerable amount of harm before it finally stops.

10 safety tips for truck drivers

It's very important for truck drivers to understand that an accident in such a large vehicle really puts other drivers in serious danger. They need to know how to drive safely and avoid a crash that could injure or kill others are the road. Safety must come before productivity, deadlines and related pressures of the job.

What is the weight of a semitruck?

That semitruck crawling up the hill in front of you or approaching at what seems to be a dangerous speed behind you at a red light looks huge and imposing. You normally feel rather safe in your SUV, as high as it is off the ground, but you feel nervous every time you're around a semi. The size difference is daunting. But how much does a semi usually weigh?

Why do truck drivers suffer from fatigue?

Truck driver fatigue is a serious issue that can cause catastrophic accidents. All it takes is a split second of nodding off for a wreck to occur. Even drivers who do not completely fall asleep could cause accidents if they do not react quickly enough to changes and hazards on the road.

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