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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

7 Ways Truckers Can Prevent Accidents

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Prevent Truck Accidents
Prevent Truck Accidents
There’s nothing worse than a close call on the highway. Well, except for an actual incident!

So what’s the cause of the many trucking accidents? It’s hard to pick one thing, but we know there are a few key factors that always come up.

How can you prevent accidents on the road? By starting with yourself!

We've listened to truckers and health experts to put together these 7 tips for accident prevention.

Get More Sleep


Nothing is more dangerous than falling asleep behind the wheel of a 70,000 lb truck speeding down the highway. Which is why you hear so many people in the industry discussing the sleeping patterns, health, and practices of drivers. Federal regulations do not allow more than 12 consecutive hours of road time, but there are many drivers who do more than this.

How can you avoid sleep deprivation? Rest for short intervals and take breaks when you’re tired. With small amounts of recharge time, you can prevent sleep related accidents.

Sit with Proper Posture


Over at TruckLogics blog, we told you about how you need to watch your back while you drive. And it’s true! When you sit comfortably and don’t damage your back, you reduce the likelihood of personal injury and even roadside incidents.

Related Blog: Is Your Truck Destroying Your Back?

Keep Your Distance


Always be aware of your lane distance as you cross the highways. Knowing your stopping and starting distance, break distance, and proper speeds will be essential for proper safety on the roads.

Stay Healthy


You know what sounds dangerous? Having a heart attack as you zoom down I-95, or any local highway.

That’s why we constantly tell drivers to eat healthy and exercise. Sure, exhaustion is dangerous enough, but your heart will be all the better with proper nutrition and regular exercise. With that one-two punch, you can reduce your excess weight

Bet you’d improve your sleep, too!

Watch for Blind Spots


Depending on what truck you’re driving, your blind spot is gonna be different. Make sure you know what your blind spot distance is, so you will know how far away a car or a person really is from your truck.

This will prevent major accidents on the road, when backing up, and even when removing items from your truck during a delivery.

Maintain Your Truck


Sure, maybe your employer is “responsible” for truck maintenance as a whole, but you should always implement pre-trip inspections and keep an eye on your truck out there on the road. These checks not only reduce the possibilities for something to go wrong, they also keep you secure in your work and your driving.

Manage Your Time & Profession


Time is money. Trucking is money. Instead of reacting to what happens on the road, plan ahead and document frequently. What we’re saying is, use a trucking software like TruckLogics to stay ahead of the game.

Sure, it might not prevent an accident as well as keeping the proper distance, but having access to all of your receipts, bills of lading, and invoices in one handy phone app will reduce a lot of the stress of your life.

Don’t forget, we’re only a few months away from your 2290 deadline - be sure to keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest HVUT e-filing updates!


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Trucking Spotlight

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- David Elliott
- 2001 Peterbilt - 550 6NZ
- 1,418,000 Miles
- Bought it new in Dec. 2010
- This truck will out-pull the new ones out there. Love the old girl!

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Trucking Spotlight

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-Lee Thomas

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Friday, December 27, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Lazaro Oscar Correa

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Hilda Gonzalez
- Humberto Gonzalez
- Transfer Truck doing business in Indio, California

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Victor
- KLL Transport Express

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- BK Expedited, Inc.

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Harley D Nelson

- Solo Cup 2008 Limited Edition Pro Star


If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Eliseo Lopez

- Lopez Trucking

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Richard Harmon

-  2003 Peterbilt "BushHauler"


If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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"Peterbilt says it All."
-Darla Miller

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!

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Trucking Spotlight

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"My Klassey Classic"
- M.D. McDaniel


If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!

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Trucking Spotlight

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- Jami Hartley  
- J.L. Hartley, Inc.  

- An acquaintance got us interested in working on the railroad. This is the truck we are leasing the first year to see how things go, and decide if we want to stay in this business. So far, So good. Would love to own 2 trucks next year!

    If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- KD Hughes Trucking
- 1996 Eagle Pro Sleeper
- Completely restored with expanded frame wrapped in diamond plate.
- Show Truck as well as work truck
- Monticello, Indiana

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Benjamin Roussin

- Landstar 2006 Volvo 780

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- ALD Transport LLC

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Edward Gomez Trucking

- This is my first own truck.  It's been tough, but God willing, my second will improve."

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Lev Shpilman
- 2001 Volvo VN770 with 465 HP Engine

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Frederick Cole

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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"I am a million miler with Landstar, been in business 15 years."
- Robert Bergeman

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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