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How to assist others in a road accident

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/18/17 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Safety, driver training, Driver safety, Road safety, First aid

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With the frightening number of road accidents occurring every single day, everywhere in the world, it seems almost an inevitability that you’ll one day be called on to assist someone involved in one. Here are a few tips and tools to keep in mind if you need to help someone injured in a car accident.  

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How to behave (and not behave) in a hijacking situation

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/7/17 6:40 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Health and Safety, Driving safety, driver training, Driver safety

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In conjunction with our previous blog – Top 29 anti-hijacking tips for truck drivers – today we offer advice on what to do should you (or your drivers) find yourself in the unfortunate situation of an actual hijacking. What’s helpful is you can also apply these tips to your everyday life to ensure you and your family also stay safe.

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11 tips to combat driver fatigue

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/30/17 6:40 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in fatigue management, Workplace safety, HSE, Driving safety, driver training

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Following on from our previous blog – causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs – today we bring you 11 tips your drivers can use to combat fatigue.

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Causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/27/17 7:10 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in fatigue management, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, Driving safety, driver training

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Driver fatigue is a common danger for long-haul drivers. Driving while exhausted significantly increases the risk of a crash – it makes us less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs our ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises. In fact, it is believed to contribute to 30% of road crashes. That’s one out of every three road accidents.

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Checklist: How to find an accredited driver training company

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/20/17 5:45 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE training, HSE, training, Driving safety, driver training

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You understand the advantages of using an accredited training school to train your drivers… but where do you start? If this is your first time looking for a training company with the right fit for your drivers’ needs, the task could be daunting – and exhausting.

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