Being a professional truck driver is one of the most challenging professions there is. Think about it. They’re operating under the demand to get from points A to B on time, preferably early. The traffic includes obstacles such as accidents, construction, rush hour, and limited parking.
Remember, FMCSA auditors often request an inspection of motor carriers’ DQ files. During these audits, we begin to understand how vital DQ files are to the business. It’s the reason I recommend that you qualify your drivers per the FMCSA regulations.
The job as a commercial truck driver is an important one, but the demands can be grueling, including the pressure to deliver loads safely and on time. To help ensure drivers are prepared, the Federal Motor Commercial Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict requirements for preparing new drivers for the road.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of crashes involving commercial vehicles. If something takes your attention from the road, then you’re most likely driving distracted. It’s not just drivers who should pay attention. Carriers should focus on minimizing this problem among their drivers.