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Safety First is the Best Motto for the Trucking Industry

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

The FMCSA's purpose is to promote the importance of safety involving commercial trucks and buses. With their main goal "to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities along the roads and highways, they are involved in many aspects of everyday life. 

  • They "reach out" to educate our future leaders of America.
  • They "enforce" truck drivers and trucking companies to maintain safe equipment along the roads.
  • They "educate" our law enforcement officers to identify those unsafe driving practices and trucks along the roads.
  • They "engage and connect" with those who are part of the trucking industry to help them understand the rules and regulations that must be followed to remain in compliance. 
  • They "protect" consumers to know how to pack their items and be ready to move across the interstates. 
  • They "monitor and review" those applications from new carriers transporting hazardous materials.
  • They help "innovate" the industry with new technology and ideas. 
  • They are there to help truck drivers and trucking companies move safely across the country.

Safe Driving Tips to Remember and Stay Safe

On, take time to review this extensive list of safety tips for driving big trucks along the roads and highways. The roads are busier than ever, and it is imperative that all drivers take precautions across the road. It is especially important for commercial drivers to drive with safety always in mind.  

  • Make sure you have the appropriate credentials to be driving the type of truck or semi-truck you have or have been assigned.
  • Know the "space cushion" around your truck.
  • It is imperative that you plan your trip for weather, road hazards and any other factors that may involve dangerous driving conditions.
  • Driving at a "safe speed" means that you know what it will take to stop your vehicle to avoid a collision. 
  • Safe driving includes taking "curves, turns and ramps" at appropriate, slow speeds to avoid rolling over and other accidents.
  • Know what it will take to bring your vehicle to a stop in different road layouts such as mountain roads.
  • Know how to drive in bad weather conditions. Or, do not drive at all when roads are covered with snow and possible ice. "Better late than never!"
  • Understand and adhere to "safe driving momentum," especially when you cannot see what is happening around corners and turns as you will encounter on mountain roads. 
  • Driving behind other trucks makes it very hard to know what is happening ahead of you. "Tailgating" is dangerous at any speed. 
  • The best way to back up a big truck is to "get out and look (G.O.A.L.)."
  • Safely maneuver around hazards, and make sure you have good visibility with the correct eyewear.
  • Being alert at all times is the only way to drive along the roads and highways. NO TEXTING!
  • Those blind spots can be better visualized with additional mirrors.
  • No truck should be traveling with improperly inflated tires or bad brakes. It is one of the biggest reasons for trucks being placed out of service. 

An Investment to Drive with Safety First

At Michigan Truck And Equipment Sales, we have a large inventory of semi-trucks, trailers, and many other truck types. With our innovative way to locate the trucks and equipment needed, it is our mission to help save our customers time. As we all know, time is money. Our goal is to help customers find the best equipment available from dealers all across the country. 

We are here if you have any questions, or you should need help with our website. Safe and happy trucking!  

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