Trucking Podcast: Safety Topics

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By Northland Insurance
18 minutes

Successful trucking companies know that having a strong safe-driving program can help reduce the risk of accidents and mitigate losses. They know that it’s critical to have a plan in place to deal with accidents before, and after, they happen.

Another key component of a safe-driving program is the use of technology to help drivers avoid accidents.

However, collision-assist systems are only as good as the drivers who use them, and safe-driving programs are only effective if they are properly enforced. The best defense against the risks of the road is a well-trained, alert and responsible driver. Learn more in Northland’s Trucking Safety episodes on Freightwaves What the Truck?!? podcast.

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Managing Speed and Space

Driving too fast for conditions, tailgating and not yielding the right-of-way are a few examples of poor speed and space management that can quickly lead to a crash, one that could do more than ruin your day.

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Preventing Rear-End Crashes

Why are rear-end crashes so common? Most drivers are likely to agree that distracted driving, vehicle speed, traffic congestion and aggressive driving are some of the main reasons.

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Is Your Distracted Driving Policy Working?

According to research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), driver distraction is a leading cause of vehicle accidents.

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Three Reasons Why Driver Health and Wellness Matter

Your health can impact safety. To be safe, it’s important to be focused and alert at all times while driving.

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