There are a lot of things to consider when driving in any vehicle, and trucks are no different! Rugged landscapes and changing weather can catch out the most experienced drivers. But driv- ing a truck can be fun and stress free if the driver has done their homework, understands the road rules and takes care on the road.

These days, trucks are equipped with lots of features and equipment that help truck drivers stay safe. Here, we take a look at a few of the things truck drivers need to consider when hitting the road.

Safety check!

• When you’re leaving
Wear your seatbelt, check surroundings (blind spots and when reversing out), drive slowly.

• When you’re driving
Gap check, passing lane, speed limits, road hazards.

• When you’re arriving
Slow down, safe reversing and spotting, check blind spots.

• And remember…
Take breaks and drink plenty of water!