Summer is the Season of Sharing

Sharing the road with other vehicles is an important quality in a professional truck driver.  While this is important year-round, the summertime is a season when highway traffic increases in many places as vacationers and seasonal drivers hit the highway.

Recreational vehicles (RVs) are more common in the summertime than they are at other times of the year.  These vehicles are large, slow, and often driven by people with little experience driving large vehicles.  While you may have your own opinions about RVs, the fact of the matter is that they are allowed to be on your roadways and you need to give them the space and attention then need to complete their trips safely.

Motorcycle traffic also increases when the weather gets warm.  These small vehicles require extra care and attention from truck drivers.  They can stop far faster than a big truck, and as a result they need lots of following distance.