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How to prevent commercial transportation accidents

On Behalf of | Jan 16, 2023 | 18-Wheeler Crash, Truck Accidents

Commercial transportation accidents, such as those involving trucks, buses and trains, can result in serious injury and loss of life. Texas companies can take several measures to prevent these types of accidents.

Regular maintenance

Commercial vehicle operators and their companies should prioritize regular maintenance and inspections of their vehicles. This includes checking brakes, tires and lights, and ensuring that all equipment works properly.

Training and licensing

Drivers should be properly trained and licensed. This includes not only obtaining a commercial driver’s license but also receiving training on safe driving practices, such as defensive driving and the proper way to handle a vehicle in adverse weather conditions.

Preventing driver fatigue

Companies must have strict policies in place to prevent driver fatigue. This includes limiting the hours a driver can be on the road in a given day and requiring regular breaks.

Safety-focused company culture

Transportation companies should have a strong safety culture in place. This means that safety should be a top priority for everyone in the organization, from the CEO to the drivers. This can be achieved through regular safety meetings, incentives for safe driving practices and clear communication of safety policies and procedures.

Use of technology

Technology can also play a role in preventing truck accidents. This includes using collision avoidance systems, lane departure warnings and electronic logging devices to monitor driver behavior and compliance with safety regulations.

Accident prevention is crucial in transportation

Preventing commercial transportation accidents requires regular maintenance and inspections, proper driver training and licensing, fatigue management, safety-centered company culture and the use of technology. By implementing these measures, we can help to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.