Safety Newsletter – October 2021
Driving in the Dark
Driving in the dark poses more risks than in daylight. With daylight savings time approaching fast, you may find yourself doing more driving in the dark than in the light. Please review the tips below on how to be as safe as possible while operating a vehicle at night.
- Make sure you are well rested and alert before starting your day on the road.
- Slow down and leave at least a three second gap between you and the vehicle in front of you. This will reduce the chances of a preventable accident or incident.
- Use your high beams when it is safe and legal to do so. This will help you see ahead better to prevent any accident from happening.
- Be alert and aware of animals that may dart into the road in front of you.
Learning New Equipment and Environments
Being an independent contractor for Fundamental Labor Strategies gives you the freedom to work when you want to, and also presents the possibility to have a different work environment each day. With this comes new equipment and new routes to drop off and pick up locations. It is important to take time each day to get familiar with the vehicle you are assigned that day, even more so when it is your first time at the customer and using the equipment for the first time. Becoming acquainted with where things are located in the yard, dock, and inside your vehicle will help prevent any preventable accidents, incident, and injuries from occurring. The customer you work for and the truck you drive today may differ from the ones you will encounter tomorrow, which is why taking the time to get familiar with each is so important to lower the risk of a safety related event happening.