NPTC - March 2021 - Work Safety Zones

March 23, 2021

It’s now daylight savings time throughout much of the country and we will be seeing more signs of spring. However, longer daylight hours and warmer weather pose a new set of driving challenges. One of those is an increased amount of road work to repair streets and highways.

As a truck driver, you need to be particularly careful while traveling through work zones. Not all highway users recognize that trucks have limited maneuverability and large blind spots, both of which make operating in these areas more challenging. Instead, they view your vehicle as a ticket to speed up and squeeze in front of you. This leads to large trucks being disproportionately involved in work zone crashes. So, what can you do to safely navigate these work zones? Here are ways you can travel safe in construction zones. 

Stay up to date with the NPTC x Centerline Drivers Safety Newsletter in our February article about managing driver fatigue. 

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