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 Labor Day Safety!

 

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 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

National Labor Day Enforcement Crackdown

 

This Labor Day Weekend Holiday Law enforcement officials will be targeting drunk drivers. National Drunk Driving "Drive Sober

or Get Pulled Over" impaired driving crackdown is a comprehensive impaired driving prevention program organized by the U.S. Department of

Transportation's National

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Labor Day Driving Trips from America's Road Team

 

The first step towards a safe trip 

begins in the driveway.

 

 * Do a "walk around" before leaving:  Check your vehicle's tires, wipers and fluids.  Have your radiator and cooling system serviced. 

 

* Plan ahead:  Before you get on a highway, know your exit by name and number, and watch the signs for the exit as you near it.  Drivers making unexpected lane changes to exit often cause accidents.

 

* Get a map or program your GPS:  Surprisingly, few motorists use maps, even when driving through unfamiliar areas.  Knowing the road is essential for safe driving -- it allows you to anticipate the road ahead and avoid a panicky search for directions.

 

* Leave early and avoid risks:  Leave early so you won't be anxious about arriving late and to accommodate delays.  Know your limitations: don't drive when tired, upset, or physically ill.  Never try to gain a few seconds by attempting a risky maneuver.

 

* Be aware of trucks' blindspots When sharing the road with large trucks, be aware of their blind spots.  If you can't see the truck driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can't see you.

 

* Expect the unexpected:  Look 1/4 mile ahead for a safe path.  Leave yourself an out.

 

* Use your cell phone with caution:  Pull off to a designated parking area to use your cell phone.

 

* Signal your intentions:  To change lanes, signal ahead of time so other drivers can respond.  If a truck is signaling to change lanes, allow it space to do so.  Often, it is trying to avoid another vehicle.

 

* Do not cut in front of large trucks:  Remember that trucks are heavier and take longer to make a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them.

 

* Yield:  On entrance ramps, remember highway traffic has the right of way; maintain proper speed, use smooth merging techniques, and don't slow down in front of a truck.

 

* Never stop on the highway:  The most dangerous speed on a highway is zero.  Stopped vehicles, even on the shoulder, create a severe hazard for themselves and others.  If you are stopped for emergency purposes, understand that big trucks cannot always stop to assist you, but most will use their radios to contact the police or highway patrol if they see you are in trouble.

 

 * Watch your gas gauge:  To save fuel, take direct routes, minimize side trips, and keep a steady speed.  Further, a well-tuned engine, properly inflated tires and reduced speed will result in noticeable fuel savings.  Have at least a quarter of a tank of gas before you get on a highway.  Traffic tie-ups can use a lot of fuel -- and may leave you stranded.

 

* Construction zone:  Stay alert in work zones.  Traffic

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The America's Road Team would like to remind the motoring public that from driveway to highway, safety requires patience and dedication.

 

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August 30th, 2013

 

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Have you prepared your terminal facility for the upcoming Labor Day weekend?

 

It is not uncommon for thieves to target truck terminals over the holidays, as they know it is a good opportunity as no one is there. Make sure that you take extra precaution to secure the trucks and items of value at your terminal. 

 

-If your units do not have anti-siphon devices or locking caps, instruct the drivers not to fill the units at the end of the day. 

 

-Make sure that all security alarms are in working order. 

 

-Walk the perimeter of the lot to make sure that security fencing is in good condition. 

 

-Move units and all other material such as pallets, tires, etc far enough away from the fence so they cannot be used to climb on to get over the fence. 

 

-Consider blocking the entrance and exits to the lot so units cannot be stolen. 

 

-Throughout the three day weekend assign management personnel to check the terminal randomly. 

 

*Using a little prevention and common sense can deter a thief from striking your facility.

 

 

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week:  

Sept. 15-21, 2013

 

Make plans now to recognize your drivers!

 

CVSA Brake Safety Week:

Sept. 8-14, 2013

 

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Next Friday, September 6th, you will NOT receive an Idealease Safety Bulletin because of the Idealease Annual Meeting and the Labor Day Holiday!

 

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