Medium-Duty Work Trucks: Safety Measures Rolling
Safety precautions are paying off. The accident rates of medium-duty truck accidents are holding steady and are actually decreasing in some locations. It’s all due to hard work and safety-related practices on the behalf of manufacturers and drivers and advanced safety technologies.
While medium-duty trucks aren’t as high as heavy-duty trucks, they still pose a hearty risk to drivers, passengers, and others on the road. It is the goal of production managers and drivers alike to eliminate accidents altogether. That’s a tall order. The fact that accident rates are not increasing for Class 3-6 trucks, but the number of drivers is hails as a huge accomplishment.
Safety Measures in Progress
Safety is forefront in the minds of drivers and fleet owners alike. Accidents cost money and lives. Here’s what is being done to make medium duty runs safer:
Being aware of safety means less accidents. It’s a wake-up call to drivers when they are confronted with statistics and are encouraged to take time out of their busy schedule to be properly trained for safe driving. In the past few years, more companies are making safety training mandatory through hands-on (behind the wheel) training. Others are implementing training in classroom settings or online/video training courses. Independent owner/operators are even taking it upon themselves to receive training.
Power in Technology
Technology is offering more safety measures than ever. From back-up cameras to lane departure warning and forward collision warning features, trucks are coming equipped with advanced technology that are preventing accidents.
Recently, Isuzu announced emphasis on safety is a continued major focus on their production and design. Other manufacturers are expected to follow suit.
Maintenance and Repairs
When trucks are in disrepair, accidents are bound to happen. Failure to maintain a vehicle also puts it at risk because roadside issues cause accidents. It’s imperative to keep your truck running smoothly and to ensure everything is working properly.
At MJ TruckNation, we are on your side. We are all about your safety and the safety of others on the road and at the jobsite. We do our best to offer medium-duty trucks that are equipped with safety features, and we also have onsite service and repairs that make your truck safer as well.
Come on in and take a look at our inventory in famous manufacturer brands like Isuzu, Hino, and Fuso. Or, check us out online. We’ll help you get behind the wheel of a new or used medium-duty truck today. Give us a call at – 561-840-9800.