Public Safety and Your Trucking Company

On April 26th, a safety fair was held in Marshfield. This event was open to the public, featuring law enforcement, military, and safety department boats, aircraft, and vehicles. The event has turned into a family-friendly day, with food, children’s activities, and police dog demonstrations. The Marshfield Airport was one of two venues for the event.

Marshfield Safety Day ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the airport and at the Marshfield town pier. At these spots, vessels from the State Police, Marshfield harbormaster’s office, Marshfield Fire Department dive team, and Plymouth Police Department marine unit were on display for the community to learn about.

Families also were able to tour the boats and view a variety of helicopters, airplanes, Humvees, boats, and all-terrain vehicles. In addition, different trailers from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and NStar put on safety demonstrations.

Was your trucking company able to participate in this event? Whether or not you were there to view the sights or hold a demonstration, it is important that your employees are aware of how their job affects the safety of the public. Operating a large fleet vehicle takes a lot of responsibility, which is why safety training and having fleet insurance is so necessary. Some examples of risks your drivers could face while operating their commercial trucks include:

  • Dangerous intersections
  • Traffic issues
  • Distractions while driving
  • Staying safe distances between vehicles
  • Drugs and alcohol abuse on the job
  • Backing up the truck
  • Moving at too high or too low of a speed
  • The vehicle’s operating condition
  • Changing lanes
  • Fatigue and sleepiness
  • Entering or leaving a parking lot

At Wolpert Insurance, we hope your company abides by good safety procedures so that the risk of accidents and injuries to your drivers and the public can be eliminated. To help everyone become even more aware, you could become a public safety advocate by holding defensive driving training classes, learn to conduct a risk management assessment, and understand vehicle maintenance procedures. Having these policies communicated to all of your employees and the community along with quality protection will benefit your trucking business greatly!