FedEx Has a Deck Full of Aces – Safe Driving Tips:
Over 150 FedEx drivers are participating in the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships, a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by American Trucking Associations. In the competition, each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests. The drivers undergo a written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test and finally, the most visible – the skills test.
This year, 23 of the competing FedEx drivers are considered “Aces”, meaning that they have been state champions and competed in the National Truck Driving Championships 5 times in their career.
Some of the FedEx Aces shared their favorite thoughts on safe driving:
Randy Reed, FedEx Express, Oklahoma
A professional driver doesn’t take the right of way, they give the right of way. 1. Watch your speed 2. Watch your following distance 3. Take the lane of least resistance 4. Yield to other traffic to help facilitate the flow of traffic.
Mike Forchetti, FedEx Express, Maryland
When I’m on the road not only am I looking out for my safety, but I’m looking out for the safety of the motoring public. My goal every day is to get home safe to my family.
John Smith, JSJ Trucking Inc. serving FedEx Ground, Mississippi
Trucks naturally have many blind spots. It helps everyone if drivers keep that in mind and try to avoid riding in those blind spots. (A truck’s no-zones are considered immediately in front and immediately behind, as well as the lane to left of the cab, just behind the driver’s door and the right of the cab all the way to the end of the trailer. Click for more