Trucker’s have a lot more responsibility under their belts than just delivering shipments on time. With the size of their rigs, the complex loads they haul, and the copious amount of time spent on the road, safey is of the utmost importance- defensive driving.
Bind spots are of major concern because truck drivers have more to worry about than the average driver in a smaller vehicle. In this blog post, we outline the blind spots on a truck and the safest ways to handle them.
Every vehicle operator knows that the blind spots are the areas just outside of the vehicle that can’t be seen by the mirrors.
On a truck, there are 4 blind spots:
Truck drivers remain vigilant while driving by ensuring their mirrors are well-adjusted and clean for clear visibility. It’s also important to maintain a safe, slow speed that allows the trucker enough time to slow down without having to stomp on the brakes.
For other drivers, it’s important to be extremely careful when driving on the right side of a truck. Always give plenty of space and if traveling at night, use lights or wear colorful clothing if you are on a motorcycle to stand out.