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4 Road Safety Tips For Car Haulers in 2022

by Ben Price

With advanced online tools like load boards streamlining the process of becoming an auto transportation worker, now is a great time to break into the automotive transportation industry. But though there are many benefits to it, car haulers still need to be careful as well in order to avoid disasters while on the road.

Today, we’ll be going over four road safety tips for car haulers in 2022.

Know Your Equipment

Before you even begin to start hauling your first car, it’s incredibly important to know and be very familiar with all of your equipment. This includes auto hauling straps, ratches, slider winches, ratcheting winches, and everything else. 

In order to perform your job safely, you’ve got to be able to use and be familiarized with all of the tools and equipment that you’ll be using on a daily basis. Knowing and possessing all of the right tools will not only allow you to complete your job more successfully but will also help you to comply with standard safety regulations as well. It’s also vital that you know how to look for signs of wear and tear, and understand when it is necessary to replace said equipment.

Stay Organized & Prepared

As a car hauler, it’s important to be prepared for anything; this means that you should always have all of your equipment with you at all times, and to be prepared for problems that may occur such as 

Keeping track of all of your clients’ phone numbers, pickup and dropoff locations, and keeping in close contact with your employer is all very important. A TMS solution, which stores all of your information easily and conveniently in one free hauler app, is recommended as it can allow you to stay more organized, create and send BOLs/ePODs, complete advanced inspections, and more quickly react in the event of an emergency.

Keep Up to Date on Maintenance

Being constantly on the road means that wear-and-tear on your own vehicle is inevitable. So in order to stay safe, it’s absolutely vital to be up-to-date with your own vehicle’s maintenance. When it comes to your delivery truck, there are many variables that will come into play ranging from milage, road conditions, weather, and more.

This can be overcome by keeping records of all of your maintenance, keeping track of every part that will potentially need future replacing or maintenance (from tires to batteries), and then creating a maintenance schedule. By doing so, you will be able to save more time and money in the long run, and stay safer while making deliveries on the road.

Beware of Gas Thieves

Since the rising prices of gasoline this past year, there has been a steady increase in gas theft in the United States. Though it’s nothing new, this issue has now become bigger than ever, with cases popping up all over the country recently. In order to avoid this, car haulers should take precautions; police departments around the U.S. have advised drivers to take measures to protect their cars, such as purchasing lock caps and parking cars in visible, well-lit areas.

Andrew Gross, public relations manager of AAA, has put together a list of advice for avoiding gas theft. His tips include parking in well-lit areas with high foot traffic, parking in a garage, and parking within a fenced-off area when possible.

Simplify your Job with Super Dispatch

Car haulers looking to simplify their jobs should look into Super Dispatch, which offers an excellent load board and TMS solution in one easy-to-use mobile app, helps drivers stay organized and prepared while on the road, as well as a touchless delivery system that makes deliveries safer than ever.

If you’d like to move cars faster and safer, then consider trying a free trial today.

Published on April 6, 2022

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