How To Avoid Truck Accidents For Food Trucks

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Food trucks have been taking the nation by storm. Americans love food trucks. There is something that people truly enjoy about trying all of the different flavors and specialty items that only food trucks offer. They feel like they are getting something out of the ordinary and special. Entrepreneurs like food trucks because they allow them to start up their own “restaurant” type business for a fraction of the cost. However, with millions of food trucks on the roads in American cities, it is becoming increasingly important to touch on the importance of truck driving safety to avoid an accident.

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The Facts About Truck Accidents

Trucks are involved in an astounding 280,000 accidents annually. These accidents result in around 74,000 injuries and thousands of deaths. While not all food trucks are required to have a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), depending on the weight and size of their truck, it is still important that all food truck drivers familiarize themselves with the best driving practices for trucks.

Many accidents are caused by things that could have been avoided. Following the driving tips provided in this infographic can help you to avoid being part of the growing number of truck accidents each year.

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AccidentPerform Proper Maintenance On Your Truck

Your truck is a crucial element of your food truck business so you want to make sure you are performing the necessary maintenance to keep it running smoothly and safely on the road. Problems with brakes and tires lead to many accidents that could have been avoided. The majority of maintenance issues on a truck do not happen all of a sudden. Regularly scheduled maintenance helps to avoid the issues altogether.

Driving Tips

Driving a food truck is much different than driving a passenger vehicle. The infographic below on truck safety provides you with important safety tips to make sure you are keeping yourself and others safe while driving. The heavier your truck is, the longer it will take to stop. Food trucks carry a lot of extra equipment that will add to the weight of the vehicle. You need to accommodate for the weight that your truck is carrying, and don’t only think about the vehicle itself.

You have reduced visibility and additional blind spots when driving a truck. This requires you to pay careful attention to the drivers that are around you at all times. If you need to change lanes or brake, give other drivers as much notice as you can.

Drivers of passenger vehicles are not always aware of the difficulty that truck drivers face. While you are driving your food truck, do your best to follow these tips to keep yourself and others safe while on the road.

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