As a lorry driver, you will have to complete a myriad of routes. Some of these may only be a few miles, while others could be journeys that take several days to complete. As you might expect these long journeys can be extremely difficult and it is essential that you know how to manage these journeys effectively. Of course, you must look after yourself and your vehicle during these journeys and they are both incredibly important to the success of your trip. Give this blog a read to find out some tips for looking after yourself and your lorry.
Take regular breaks
The first point that we will cover in this blog is the matter of breaks and tiredness while driving. Of course, many people are aware that tiredness can be extremely dangerous while behind the wheel of a car but it is exceptionally easy to forget all about this when you’re stressed or pressed to meet deadlines. Taking a break will let you switch off for a few minutes, allowing you to recharge and get back on the road with confidence. The most important factor to consider is the danger you pose to the other drivers on the road. So, if you notice yourself getting a little tired, stop and take a break.
As we are sure you’re aware there are a plethora of things which you will need to look after and maintain when it comes to the mechanics of your vehicle. However, one of the key areas to look out for is, in fact, your tyres. It goes without saying really that your tyres provide your vehicle with the grip it needs to handle the roads safely. Though many people often forget to look out for one very simple aspect of them. They’re pressure. So, before you set off make sure you fill your tyres up to the correct PSI. This figure can often be found in the vehicle’s handbook or the inside of each respective door frame.
You might well be surprised to hear that one of the most common things which drivers forget to check up on is their engine oil levels. Engine oil is obviously an essential part of driving as it provides your engine with the lubricant it needs to function effectively and efficiently. So, use the dipper stick which should be located near the engine oil chamber to check your levels. If you’re under the recommended levels shown on the dipper stick then make sure you fill your oil level up before you set off.
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