Truck driving safety classes could help operators avoid costly accidents
Accidents involving large commercial vehicles typically cause a great deal of damage and can leave a driver's reputation at stake. In addition, they are often quite pricey. According to the latest figures from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the average cost of a crash of this nature is $91,112.
As a result, professionals in this field may want to consider enrolling in online truck driver safety training courses, which could give them the skills to prevent on-the-road catastrophes.
Individuals who complete similar classes may be able to receive recognition for their safe practices if they are ever in a position to use them. Such was the fate of a semi truck driver who recently encountered a crash site in Florida.
According to WFTV, this commercial vehicle operator came across a crash scene while he was traveling at full speed and was forced to slam on his breaks. Although his truck did hit some cars, witnesses are saying that the driver's tactics prevented the incident from being worse.
Sharon Rupp, an eyewitness, told the news source that the operator "did an awesome, awesome job at driving through everybody [because] he could have hit so many more people and he didn't."
By Mark Priest
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Accidents involving large commercial vehicles typically cause a great deal of damage and can leave a driver's reputation at stake.