Trucking safety training could help drivers learn to deal with adverse conditions
Truck drivers are often tasked with carrying cargo all over the country. In many instances, these professionals are required to travel through residential areas, where they can encounter several obstacles.
Such is the fate of several commercial vehicle operators who have been forced to pass through Hoboken, New Jersey. According to Hoboken411, the intersection of Ninth and Adams Street has been dubbed a "truck stop" by residents, as large trucks often get stuck on these narrow avenues.
Similar problems have recently occurred on Canal Street in Carlsbad, Arizona. According to the Carlsbad Current-Argus, this area is the subject of a reconstruction initiative that is intended to improve the city's drainage systems. However, this project has forced traffic onto narrow streets that are virtually impassable for large vehicles.
Most recently, a large truck became stuck when its support legs hit pavement. A heavy-duty tow truck from another town had to be called in to free the vehicle, according to the news source.
Online truck driver training courses could help professionals in this field learn how to avoid similar catastrophes, and how to deal with them if they do arise.
By Mark Priest
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Truck drivers are often tasked with carrying cargo all over the country.