Before starting the job, it is important that you should take some sort of truck driving training. In training, you will learn truck driving safety requirements in accordance with national and individual state regulations.
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A truck driver should be aware of and follow some safety guidelines.
Currently, drivers are allowed to drive eleven hours per day, but had to take an eight-hour break between shifts.
Wear comfortable clothing to prevent health problems and poor blood circulation.
Note the truck interior design and adjust the steering wheel and seat for maximum comfort.
Whenever possible, try to use the machine to unload or load equipment.
Be aware of your fatigue and take time to rest so that you achieve your goal of healthy and safe, not only for your own needs but to other drivers on the road as well.
By checking your truck brakes and other items before and after each trip, you can reduce the risk to your life and others on the highway.
Be aware of your "no-zones."
Most accidents can be prevented by not speeding and be alert for highway construction and other vehicles.
Large trucks require longer stopping distances than other vehicles. Anticipate braking situations. Always expect the unexpected.
The cost and time spent on the training depends on the state you live in and the school you choose.