The top 5 driver stories you missed in 2021

November 22, 2021 Casey Nighbor

Best of the best driver stories in 2021

2021 has been a busy year to say the least. But we’ve got you covered—in one easy list. Here are the top five pieces of content that drivers loved most this year.

1. How to master the 5 principles of Smith System driving

There are many types of driving systems to choose from, but one of the most common is the Smith System.The Smith System is based on using five rules when operating a motor vehicle and aims to provide space, visibility and time to reduce the chance of a major accident. As you very well know, while driving a truck a couple of seconds can make the difference between avoiding an accident or being in one. 

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2. Inattentional Blindness: What it is and how it impacts you

Inattentional blindness or perceptual blindness is as a psychological lack of attention that is not associated with any defects or deficits. In simple terms, its an event where someone fails to see an unexpected stimulus in plain sight.

It is becoming more and more common while driving due to modern advancements pulling our attention away from the road. As a truck driver, it can happen when you have been driving for long periods of time, lose focus by thinking of other things while driving and or are distracted by something such as your radio.  

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3. Announcing our new Driver Safety Recognition Program

Here at Centerline, our team takes pride in our drivers and ensuring the safety of those around them. We want to recognize our safest drivers that go above and beyond. Our new Driver Safety Recognition Program will reward drivers who make safety a priority.

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4. Driver Safety Checklist

Here at Centerline, keeping our drivers safe is always your number one priority. This checklist is a tool to help drivers double check their trucks to eliminate downtime, violations and mitigate incidents on the road.

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5. 10 simple tips for safe winter driving

When the temperatures plunge and the snow starts falling, even the most experienced truck drivers can have a hard time. Reduced traction on icy roads and poor visibility can make driving a truck very dangerous in the winter. There are a few steps you can take to help you stay safe this winter.

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