Safety and Wellness

At Chizek Transport, Inc., Safety & Wellness are just as important as servicing our customers. We provide newer Freightliner trucks, QualComm E-Logs and communication over and above the norm. Enjoy these safety tips to keep your truck running top performance in any outdoor type of condition.

SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH (MAY, JUNE 2019)

DRIVE FOR CONDITIONS
Normally on this subject a motor carrier will speak of slowing down in rain or heavy snow. But we want to address a different condition in this brief article. That condition is mountain driving. This can be one of the most treacherous driving conditions a professional truck driver will face. Every driver should always conduct a proper and legal pre-trip inspection and a post trip inspection, but it is even more important when you are going into the mountains. Download Full Safety Tip (PDF)

SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH (February 2019)

REDUCE SPEED ON CURVES
Normally following the speed limit is a good thing, but in trucking, following the speed limit can actually lead to a dangerous situation. This is particularly true on curves, and when entering on and off-ramps. The speed limit signs you see for entering curves and off-ramps is actually the safe speed for cars entering a curve. Trucks and in particular tractor-trailers should always get into the habit of entering curves at 5-10 mph under the posted speed limit. Download Full Safety Tip (PDF)

SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH (January 2019)

DRIVING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS
As a professional truck driver, you will need to remember a lot. One of those things is driving the proper speed for current conditions. There are many factors that can tell a driver they need to slow down and adjust their driving. As we look at “Driving too Fast for Conditions” we will examine a few scenarios to help you remember this. Download Full Safety Tip (PDF)