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Driver On-The-Road Checklist Part 3 Do not discuss your route with any shipper personnel unless instructed to by your company. When stopped at a traffic light or in traffic, be aware of anyone approaching your vehicle. Go directly to your delivery point without making any stops. READ MORE >>

Driver On-The-Road Checklist Part 2 Report any suspicious activities to dispatch. Remain particularly observant for suspicious activities in and around refueling locations, railroad facilities, bridges, and tunnels. Keep all tractor/trailer doors and access panels locked and windows rolled up or in a position to be raised rapidly. READ MORE >>

Driver On-The-Road Checklist Part 1 When leaving your facility , be aware of any possible surveillance of your facility or your truck. Criminal surveillance often begins at, or within a mile of, your origin. Follow company stopping and parking procedures. Do not leave animals in open trucks unattended. READ MORE >>

Driver Pre-Departure Checklist Conduct a safety inspection; inspect tires, brakes, and radiator for damage. Check to ensure that all tractor/trailer access panels/doors are locked and "seals" remain intact/uncompromised. If equipped, check your vehicle electronic tracking system regularly, and notify dispatch when it is not working. READ MORE >>

Driver Pre-Departure Checklist  Observe the loading of your vehicle.  Note suspicious onlookers during the cargo loading and contact law enforcement immediately. Using established communications, ensure that route and immediate staging area appear clear.  READ MORE >>

DO: Report all accidents, even if you don't believe you are at fault. Even not-at-fault accidents can result in a claim against you that may require a defense. Failing to report the accident promptly can undermine our ability to investigate the claim and defend you. READ MORE >>

Do: Exchange insurance and contact information with all other parties involved. Collect witness contact information.  Report the accident directly to Northland Insurance as soon as possible by calling our 24-hour claim hotline at (800) 238-5972. READ MORE >>

DO: Contact the police or highway patrol immediately for assistance. Some states require that even minor property damage claims be reported.  Take pictured at the accident scene, including all vehicles, property damage, roadway and debris. DON'T: READ MORE >>

MYTH# 9 A lap belt offers sufficient protection. FACT The lap and shoulder belt design has been proven to hold a driver securely behind the wheel in the event of a crash, greatly increasing the driver's ability to maintain control of the vehicle and minimizing the chance for serious injury or death. READ MORE >>

MYTH #8 Safety belts aren't necessary for low-speed driving. FACT In a frontal collision occurring at 30 mph, an un-belted person continues to move forward at 30 mph causing him/her to hit the windshield at about 30 mph. This is the same velocity a person falling from the top of a three story building would experience upon impact with the ground. READ MORE >>

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