12 Safety Measures That Won't Break The Bank
There are many options that can help enhance safety in a truck, from disc brakes that offer shorter stops to adaptive cruise control systems that maintain specific following distances. Every option comes at a cost, but even the most budget-conscious fleets may be surprised by the difference they can make with a relatively minor investment.
Here are 12 products, enhancements and supplies that can improve truck safety without breaking the bank:
1. Wider Fender Mirrors
2. A Better Mattress
3. Step-Mounted Boot Brush
4. Heat Indicator Bolts
5. A Calibrated Tire Gauge and Emergency Air
6. Roadside Emergency Kits
7. First Aid Kit
8. A Mirror-Sized Squeegee
9. Spare Bulbs
10. Protective Apparel
11. Brake Stroke Indicators
12. Flashlight and Spare Batteries
For more information on how the above measures are related to truck and driver safety, please see Safe Bets: 12 Products, Enhancements, and Parts That Improve Safety Without Breaking The Bank by Northbridge Insurance (August 3, 2012).
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
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