Posts Tagged ‘distracted driving’

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a real problem today.

Distracted driving is a real problem today. Drivers experience a wide variety of sights and sounds while on the road, and any number of them can cause accidents. When drivers are distracted, they can miss important details, which can sometimes cost people their lives. Fortunately, avoiding distracted driving is actually quite simple! (more…)

Distracted Driving and the Risks

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Truck MaintenanceIt is no surprise that truck drivers can become easily distracted while on the road. However, new rules are constantly being implemented that hold truck drivers accountable when it comes to distracted driving. Along with these new rules, new information is being brought to light every day about how distracted driving can affect truck drivers.

So what should truck drivers keep in mind about distracted driving?

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The FMCSA and Distracted Driving

Friday, September 25th, 2015

CSA- ScoresThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set many standards, rules, regulations, and policies in place to help keep drivers safe while on the road. In recent years, the FMCSA has shifted its focus onto distracted driving and truck drivers. Because of the increasing possibilities of distracted driving, the FMCSA has worked to make it clear where they stand on distracted driving. However, in order to properly follow the policies put in place, it is important for drivers to understand what the FMCSA considers distracted driving.

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Ending Distracting Driving

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Distracted-DrivingIn today’s world, everyone is moving at a quicker speed to try and accomplish more things in our short day. One of the areas we see this constant speed is on our highways and roadways. Because of this constant movement, it is important for drivers, both commercial and residential, to take the time to keep their eyes on the road as they travel to and from their destinations. However, as our world continues to move more rapidly, we are also provided with new technology to help us continue to work quickly. This means that as we try to travel quickly, we can also become distracted easily, which could lead to serious consequences on the road. To make the roads safer, ensure your truck fleet drivers avoid these distractions:

  1. Food and Drink- While eating and drinking properly before your travels is important, doing so in your vehicle while driving is a major distraction. Spills and messes can cause drivers to move their focus from the road to their cabin, which could result in a major accident. Instead, consume your meals at rest stops to avoid this distraction.
  2. Radio- While listening to a radio can be helpful and entertaining, changing stations can cause a distraction for drivers. Drivers should set their station before leaving their lot in order to enjoy the radio without the distraction of changing stations.
  3. Smart Devices- Phones, tablets, and GPS systems have helped make our world easily accessible and have made traveling easier for many drivers. However, these smart devices can pose serious distractions for drivers. To avoid these hazardous distractions, set your GPS before you begin your travel. However, you should know alternate routes in case a problem arises with your system. Turn off all tablets and phones before you begin to travel to avoid tempting calls and other distractions.

 

At Middleton & Meads, we are ready to help maintain and repair your truck fleet during your season. While many accidents can be prevented, we know that others are unavoidable. We specialize in the following repair and maintenance services:

 

  1. Frame Straightening
  2. Panel and Component Replacement
  3. Cab and Body Replacement
  4. Complete Truck Collision Repairs
  5. Custom Truck Paints
  6. Dent/Scratch Truck Repairs
  7. Window-shield Replacement

 

If you feel your business could benefit from Middleton & Meads’ Fleet Management service or if you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

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