Here are some summer driving tips we can all use. They are not just for professional truck drivers. With warmer weather staying hydrated is always a good thing, it also helps you stay alert.
With extra cars on the road becoming the norm, speed and distance will play a big part in having an escape route should an accident occur near you. 4 car lengths is recommended. Also if you see a semi with a large distance in front of him, like 6-7 car lengths, DO NOT fill it that is his safety zone.
The added heat of summer will mean you need to check brakes and tires on a more regular basis. These take a beating in the summer. Low brake pads and low tire pressure start to unnecessarily increase stopping distance. This could become a big problem when you need it most.
Pay attention to the blind spots on large trucks. Here is a general rule of thumb, if you can't see the driver in the mirror, he can't see you.
When you put fuel in your car don't fill to the top. In warm weather the fuel needs a place to expand, it needs the head space in the filler neck for expansion.
Last one, WORK ZONES. We all love them (right!), but have to live with them. Just slow down and pay attention for them. You know what to do.
HAPPY SUMMER MOTORING