Calendar

  • Safety Meeting – June 12th & 14th
  • Father’s Day – June 20th
  • First Day of Summer – June 20th

Birthdays

  • Howard Wilmouth – June 4th
  • Donna Call – June 17th

Happy Anniversary!

  • Andy Birster – June 26th – 2 years
  • Brandon Goins – June 26th – 3 years

It’s that time of year again! We have some new and exciting things to discuss at our safety meeting this year. Can’t wait to see each of you there!

Summer Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Know the forecast. We all know that wintertime has some significant weather challenges, but summer has its fair share as well. Make sure you know what the weather looks like along your route. It’s important to know if you’re heading into an area that’s expecting a severe thunderstorm or is at risk for a tornado or flooding. Have a backup plan, if needed.

Be aware of extra travelers on the road. Summertime typically includes heavier traffic due to people traveling for vacation. Although this year is certainly different than most, we’ll likely see people starting to travel again as places reopen around the country. It’s also possible that more people will opt to travel by car instead of by plane. Plan extra time for traffic delays and continue to be aware of the drivers around you.

Plan for construction zones. Getting stuck in a construction zone can definitely cause a major headache. Check the DOT website for each state along your route to see where you might run into a construction zone. This will allow you to budget additional time or come up with an alternate route. If traveling through a construction zone, watch for reduced speed limits and construction equipment on roadways.

Stay hydrated. Dehydration is one of those things that can sometimes sneak up on you without you realizing it, especially if you’re spending a lot of time out in the sun. Make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day to help you stay healthy and focused.

Protect yourself from the sun. Whether you spend all your time driving or securing loads in the hot sun, protecting your skin is important. Even the sun shining through your windows can cause skin damage. Wear sunscreen on your arms and face for protection from the sun. It’s also important to wear sunglass. Direct sunlight when the sun is lower in the sky can reduce visibility while reflections from other vehicles or off the road can irritate your eyes.

Don’t skimp on your pre-trip inspection. Pre-trip inspections are important at all times, but during the summer you’ll want to pay particular attention to components that can be exasperated in extreme heat. For instance, tire blowouts are more common during the summer, so it’s important to check your tire pressure frequently. High heat can also affect your engine and breaks. Don’t forget to ensure your A/C is working properly too.

Our company is growing leaps and bounds but we couldn’t do it without all of you working as a team! For that, we want to say thank you! So as we continue on our mission of being the best of the best, let us be reminded of where we started and how far we have come.

Thank you drivers for being a part of our Beck Trucking family! Let’s keep rolling!

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