Ask any driver who spends hours on the road each day driving, how safe the roads are and you may hear stories how many close calls they have had. Technology can assist with making driving a bit safer for drivers. With advancement in technology within the trucking industry, truckers can now feel safer than ever. Here are four ways technology makes trucking safer.
The idea of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) passing in a two- or four-lane highway is a scary thought. There are many reasons why a trucker would feel the need to pass, including trying to make a deadline or needing to exit. Whatever the case may be, it can get very scary when a semi-truck starts to change lanes. A driver has a big responsibility to be aware of their surroundings and know what cars are around them before they begin to change lanes. Fortunately, video technology has improved this process, making it much easier to change lanes with improved visibility. This type of technology notifies the trucker when it is okay to safely pass.
Getting into an accident with a large CMV at high speeds increases the chance of damages and injuries. Speed governors aren’t new technology, but they are becoming increasingly valuable. Speed governors on CMVs limit how fast a truck driver can drive. With a speed governor installed, you can reduce the risk of accidents that result from speeding.
Another way technology is making trucking safer is through trailer tracking. The ability to track both the CMV and cargo movements is important for many reasons. Not only does it keep cargo theft at bay.
Cargo theft can be a real problem for companies and drivers. In order to protect the drivers, security features need to be in effect. Remote security features allow a truck to remain locked while the driver is busy doing other things, such as using the restroom or grabbing a bite to eat.
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