How to be a safe truck driver?

In order to be a safe truck driver, these are the things we should be doing:

1. Observe carefully when driving

Now many people like to use umbrellas or some clothes for shade, which may distract drivers’ attention. When turn a corner or overtake, the drivers must observe carefully first.

2. Check tire pressure frequently

The high temperature and the long-term driving will rise the tires’ air pressure and cause a puncture, so we need to check the tire pressure frequently to make adjustments.

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3. Do not wear slippers when driving

Many people prefer to put on slippers when driving in order to be cool, but this is very dangerous, because it is not so suitable to step on brake or accelerator to wear slippers, and terrible accidents may happen.

4. Do not use gas lighters

Many people like to smoke while driving, and put the lighter on the dashboard or somewhere else. When the temperature of the lighter exceeds 40 degrees, it is easy to cause an explosion and fire.

5. Do not wear dark-colored sunglasses

The sunshine is more glaring in summer, and many people wear sunglasses when driving. Dark color sunglasses are not recommended, because in emergency, it will make the drivers react slowly and make the braking distance longer, which is very dangerous.

6. Open the window to make the air fresh

Many people use air conditioners when driving. We need to open the windows frequently, because the engine is running, and the gasoline will not be burned enough. This will produce carbon monoxide. If it is not ventilated for a long time, it is easy to be poisoned by carbon monoxide.

aluminum fuel tanker trailer
Aluminum fuel tanker trailer

7. Be aware of auto-ignition

Auto-ignition accidents occur every summer. Therefore, before setting out, make sure to check whether the high and low voltage lines of the vehicle are short-circuited or aging, whether the plug is loose, whether the battery is in normal working condition, and whether there is oil leakage in the oil circuit. In addition, flammable and explosive materials such as gas lighters should also be cleaned up in time.

It is necessary to equip the vehicle with a fire extinguisher and be proficient in the operation to prevent accidents. In addition, it is also a good idea to insure the the vehicles against loss caused by auto-ignition.

8. Do not take too much cold drinks

When the weather is hot, the tanker drivers sweat more, feel upset and thirsty, and often wants to have cold drinks. But some people take too much and it is not good for the health. Because when driving, most blood will flow into the muscles for the nervous activity to supply enough nutrients and remove the waste, thus temporarily reducing the blood supply to the gastrointestinal tract.

At this time, if much cold drinks such as ice cream is ingested, it will cause sudden contraction of blood vessels in the gastrointestinal tract, which will reduce blood flow, often causing physiological dysfunction, affecting the human body’s digestion of food, causing stomach pain, diarrhea and other digestive diseases.