The CVSA’s (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) Operation Safe Driver Week is set for July 15-21 this year, and law enforcement will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside behavior and driver regulations compliance.
According to the CVSA, driver behavior is a major contributing factor to large truck crashes.
Specific driving behaviors that will be tracked during the week-long blitz include: distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices, and more.
During the 2017 campaign, nearly 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to truck drivers.
Pointers for Success
- Have corrective lenses? Wear them! Don’t take them off!
- Never speed or make unnecessary lane changes
- Never tailgate
- Wear your seatbelt
- Keep those dash cams recording. It’s there to protect you!
Questions? Contact Medallion Transport & Logistics
Medallion Transport & Logistics is committed to driver support, especially when it comes to maintenance including regular inspections. We offer our freight agents and owner operators a national tire purchase program and emergency road service, although preventative maintenance for safety and to avoid any down time is always encouraged. For questions about driver safety, give us a call at 704-235-0460 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.