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Safety Thursday: Sharing the Road

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Safety Thursday: Sharing the Road

Big trucks and motorists share a goal on the road; getting to their destination safely.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making an effort to educate the public about how to share the road through their “Get Road Smart” program. 

Landstar is supporting the FMCSA’s efforts through the “No-Zone” program. The program uses demonstrations with the No-Zone wrapped trailer to show the public where vehicles aren’t visible to drivers of large trucks. 

Professional drivers can be an example for others on how to share the road safely with other vehicles:

  • Recognize that motorists don’t know or understand the No-Zone. Be vigilant about your blind spots.
  • Small vehicles that cut off a big truck or stop quickly in front of a truck don’t realize the stopping limitations of larger vehicles. Make room for those vehicles immediately.
  • Avoid aggressive drivers. Remember this important acronym if you get frustrated with other drivers: F.I.D.O – “Forget it and Drive on.”

Landstar works closely with the U.S. Department of Transportation to increase public awareness about safely sharing the road with big trucks through the No-Zone program.  Landstar BCOs bring No-Zone trailers to schools, rest stops, weigh stations and other public places to demonstrate how motorists can make themselves more visible to professional truck operators. For more information about the No-Zone, email: safety@landstar.com or call 800-872-9496.

Safely sharing the road is the topic for May’s Safety Thursday Conference Call. Join in on the Landstar Safety Thursday Conference Call on the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. (noon) ET, Dial 877-717-5921.