Today’s world market is designed in a “I want it and I want it now” environment. There is nothing better than getting your product as soon as possible, but what are the costs of this mode of thinking? All I can say is that it can be very costly in the form of “Monitorial and Human Lives”.
Now this article was not written in order to scare anyone or to change the way products are being shipped. We all know that the products are being shipped for “Supply and Demand” markets and are what helps keep the Economy going in this fast Economy of ours and can be done safely.
What this article is about, you will soon understand as I explain it in the following paragraphs.
As we all know there are many ways the cargo is being transported and they are:
Air, ground and by ships.
There are many safety concerns with shipping by air or by ships, but the dangers that I would like to cover in this article are the safety concerns derived from shipping by Trucks.
A lot of cargo is shipped daily by Trucks of all sizes ranging from the .5 ton PU trucks to the big rigs (18 Wheelers). Many miles are logged on the highways across the United States.
With the amount of traffic on roads today, there is no room for mistakes. One mistake can cause serious damage to equipment, bodily injury or maybe even death to persons involved.
The most danger that I would like to point out today is debris left on the Highways.
The debris ranges from broken glass to rubber tire parts that are thrown from vehicles of all sizes. The most dangerous debris comes from the tires of the 18-wheelers.
Now I am not saying that the debris is only coming from the 18-wheelers, because the fact is that the debris comes for all vehicles traveling the roads everyday.
What I would like for this article to do is to just point out the dangers of debris on the roads and how to avoid damages to your vehicles and from possible bodily injury from hitting the debris and blowing out your tires.
The one thing a motorist can do to prevent injury to themselves and others is to slowdown and make every attempt to not hit debris on the road safely. Look far ahead and always beware of road conditions as possible.
By keeping tire pressures and tread depth at recommended specifications from the manufacturer is one way to ensure a safer trip for everyone.
Remember, all drivers are to take the responsibility for their own vehicle’s mechanical condition, especially the tires.
My name is Sterling Bryant. I am an “Owner Operator” and as a driver, I see a lot of near misses and have seen what can happen when a vehicle hits debris on the road.