Trucks and Speed

2011-08-05T16:38:58+00:00August 5th, 2011|Following too close, Truckers, Trucking Safety|
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A truck driver must maintain a proper speed at all times.  Proper speeds depends on many critical factors.

 

 

 

These factors, include:

*Traffic conditions

*Road and Weather conditions

*Skill and Experience

*Load Weight and Type

*Visibilty

*Posted Speed Limit

*Road Shape – Curves and Grades

Speed control means operating at the proper speed for all road and traffic conditions.  A proper speed allows for the driver to control and stop his truck.  Failure to travel at a proper speed all to often leads to a tragedy. We have all seen trucks racing by passenger vehicles at speeds too high for the traffic and road conditions.  Proper training is necessary for truck drivers and many times proper training is lacking.  Always be on the look out for speeding trucks that may pose a danger to you and your family.

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