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Healthy tips for truck drivers!
Have you heard about No-Zones? They are areas where the driver can not see from the heavy-duty truck’s mirrors. These are practically the same as blind spots but in this case, they apply to commercial trucks. There are blind spots in every trucks but the ones in a heavy-duty truck are a whole different story due to the size and weight of this type of trucks and the large risk of accidents it can cause, thus endangering the lives of drivers and passengers.
IBG Truck Parts
September 18, 2022
To be a responsible driver and avoid accidents, it is important to know your truck’s blind spots as well as some tips for driving safely around other trucks. Let’s take a look at some:
There are four blind spots in heavy-duty trucks:
Left side mirror: since this is the driver’s side, it extends one line.
Right side mirror: it extends two lines since this is the passenger’s side. It is also the largest blind spot.
Front side: it extends at least 20 feet in front of the truck. It’s difficult to have good visibility in the front part of a truck due to the size of the hood.
Rear side: a rear-view mirror does not exist in trucks, so it is more difficult for drivers to see the backside of the trucks just with the side-view mirrors. The rear blind spot extends nearly 200 feet.
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