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As we continue into the heart of winter, weather conditions are not the only thing that we have to worry about with regard to operating safely.
Recently we have had a number of incidents in our trucks due to inattentive and distracted driving. Safely operating an 80,000 pound vehicle takes all our attention, and even though we have reached for an item a thousand time, add winter weather into the mix we could have a recipe for disaster. Another factor in winter safe driving is the decreased amount of daylight which contributes to fatigue. Sunlight affects our circadian sleep cycles and vitamin D levels often leaving us feeling worn out and tired even when we’ve had a good nights’ sleep.
As we prepare for our trips this winter remember, there is more to safely operating a truck than just the weather outside. Be aware, be proactive, and be safe in all we do this winter.