April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and according to the National Safety Council “at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes.”
We hear a lot of talk these days about multi-tasking (dealing with more than one task at the same time) and you hear complaints from people all the time about there not being enough hours in the day. Things that make us try to accomplish more in the limited amount of time we have available are considered a distraction.
Distractions are all around us. Professional driving requires undivided attention while maneuvering an 80,000 lb. unit on the nation’s roadways. A moment of distraction can have devastating results for the driver or other members of the motoring public.
Almost anything can be a distraction, your job is to prepare yourself and your truck as much as possible before you start your trip to eliminate those distractions you can control and then focus your entire attention on your driving to get yourself back home safely!