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As an essential business during a national crisis, Knight-Swift Transportation will remain open and we will work as a family to make sure that the job gets done. A lot has changed recently, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that our number one priority is the safety of our employees. We thank our employees…

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Fatigued Truck Driving What You Should Know

Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. Driver fatigue may be caused by a lack of adequate sleep, driving when you would normally be sleeping ( i.e overnight), strenuous work or non-work activities, sleep disorders like sleep apnea, or a combination of factors. • For better or for worse, humans…

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Distracted Truck Driver Driving

What is Distracted Driving? • Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes, hands, and/or mind away from the task of driving a CMV. Common examples of distracted driving: • Sending a text message • Talking on a cell phone • Using a GPS navigation system • Eating while driving • Talking to people in…

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Truck Driving Too Fast For Conditions

Driving too fast for conditions is defined as traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving. Examples of conditions where drivers may find themselves driving too fast include: • Wet Roadways (rain, snow, or ice) • Reduced Visibility (fog, winter storms) • Construction Zones • Curves and Intersections •…

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How to put on Truck Tire Chains

Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alan Cox, Safety Director for Knight Refrigerated here in Phoenix. I’m also a driver of 30 years, 17 of them with this company, and today we’re going to teach you how to chain your truck.” STATE-BY-STATE CHAIN LAWS VARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO UNDERSTAND ALL CARRY AND CHAIN LAWS IN THE STATES…

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Truck Jack Knife

Ever use or seen a pocketknife? The term “jackknife” comes from a pocketknife folding configuration. The collision term “jackknife” refers to a truck accident where a truck with two separate parts (a cab and a trailer) folds in on itself at the point of separation. The cab and trailer swivel where they are linked together,…

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