{DID YOU KNOW} 4.6 seconds is the average time that your eyes are off the road when texting. During this short but crucial time frame, a vehicle traveling at 55 mph will cover 371 feet without watching the road in front of them. Furthermore, texting while driving a commercial vehicle results in a 23.2 times greater chance of being involved in a crash and/or lane deviation. Play it safe – the text can wait

< slow your roll > Driving too fast in dangerous conditions accounts for 23% of commercial motor vehicle crashes on the road, according to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study. If you find yourself driving on wet roadways, through thick fog, construction zones, curves, or gravel roads – chances are you need to slow down. #CanalInsurance #TruckingInsurance #CanalCautions

To read more of the study, click here: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/18esv-000252.pdf

< DID YOU KNOW > 13% of commercial motor vehicle drivers were considered to be fatigued at the time of their crash? Avoid driver fatigue by napping off the job, avoiding certain medications that may cause drowsiness, and maintaining a healthy diet. #CanalInsurance #TruckingInsurance #CanalCautions

Check out more helpful tips and tricks to avoid driver fatigue here: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/driver-safety/cmv-driving-tips-driver-fatigue

avoidable bridge strikes
Did you know bridge strikes can be avoidable through better awareness of route restrictions along travel paths gained by paying closer attention to road signs and by the use of only those electronic navigation systems intended for trucks and buses, according to the FMCSA.

We may be working from home these days, but our truck drivers are still on the move. While navigating America’s highways, keep these simple (but effective) safety tips in mind when you’re on the road to reduce your exposure to COVID-19.

{DID YOU KNOW} Cargo tank rollovers are very common. According to the FMCSA, over 78% of rollovers involve driver error. As a driver, YOU are the key component for preventing rollovers.

Visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rolloverprevention to learn how rollovers happen, why they happen, and what you can do to avoid them.