Watch Your Speed!

Post Date - Apr 12, 2024

Accidents involving OTR trucks can be caused by several variables, including road conditions, weather, driver experience, and adherence to safety regulations, such as following the speed limit. Trucking companies often implement policies, training programs, and technologies to promote responsible driving behavior and discourage speeding, but all drivers are still susceptible to speeding. Below are a few points to remember if you’re driving and tempted to speed.

  1. Increased Risk of Accidents: To bring a truck to a full stop, the distance required can often exceed the length of a football field! By speeding, you’re increasing the amount of distance needed to stop safely.
  2. Potential for Severe Consequences: Speeding and distracted driving are violations of traffic laws, safety regulations and companies’ policies. Truck drivers can face serious legal consequences, fines, license suspension, or even job termination for speeding violations.

It’s easier said than done, but there are tools to help you manage your truck’s speed. By using a combination of your speedometer, setting your cruise control, using a GPS device to alert you, it can be easier to ensure you’re staying within the limits. Additionally, by keeping your Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) accurate and up to date, you’ll be able to see trends and ensure that you stay compliant. Run Smart. Run for Roadrunner!