Pre-Trip It or Be Screwed
Truck drivers every day are forced to look at the clock as they race time to make money. When starting your day with a limited set of hours to work it sometimes can be tempting to skip the “Pre-Trip inspection”. This can result in a deadly decision as equipment can and does malfunction and break down. The reason for the pre-trip is to catch possibles dangers that can be lurking ahead. Truckers many times will avoid these short checks to just get down the road being they are paid by every mile they turn. Many drivers have said “I can’t afford to do a pre-trip every day, after all that ads up to almost 3 hours for the week. A truck driver is given 14 hours to work 11 hours. That means if a driver does a 30 minute pre-trip each day, it is counted against his 11 hours he is allowed to work. It also means more importantly it takes away from his “drive time” which of course takes away from his bottom line. http://www.talkcdl.com
You Can’t Afford Not To Pre-Trip it!
Judge a Trucking Company by Their Trucks
When looking for a new trucking job, you can look at a trucking companies trucks and know good or bad. Im not saying that old trucks indicate a bad company, after all look at roadway, their trucks are 15 to 20 years old sometimes. Im talking about the condition their rigs are in. If a trucking company has trucks with bald tires, leaky motors and seals, you should think twice about working there. If they are well maintained and in great working condition then it is most likely a company that takes care of their business. Companies like Roadway and others that utilize older equipment are great companies to work for when they are about the business of making sure they have a well kept company which include their equipment and they are compliant with their drivers too. So before you hire on with a trucking company you might want to Pre-Trip It or Be Screwed. http://www.facebook.com/talkcdl
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