Operation Lifesaver provides and promotes Rail Safety Tips for Professional Truck Drivers. Below are some of those tips. For more rail safety information for Professional Truck Drivers, please visit: http://ow.ly/JACXf
Five Safety Tips for Truck Drivers
It can take the average freight train traveling at 55 mph a mile or more to stop.
- At crossings, don’t stop any closer than 15 feet. If you’re in traffic, don’t go forward if you can’t safely clear the crossing. Keep in mind there’s an overhang, both for your truck and a train, of 3 feet or more.
- Make sure that trailer jacks are in the up position; non-retracted trailer jacks can cause trailers to become stuck on crossings.
- If you get stuck at the crossing, get out and call the 800 number posted at the crossing, or call local police to alert trains of your position.
- Cell phones are the top distraction for all drivers; many states prohibit the use of hand-held devices while driving.
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