4 Common Mistakes Truck Drivers Made

If you are a truck driver or a company that works with truck drivers then you have landed on the right page. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the most common mistakes truck drivers commit that result in losses, including accidents.

Let’s have a look:

#1 Impaired Driving

According to reports, 85,673 incidents of impaired driving were reported in 2019, breaking the record set in 2011. Causes include driving drunk driving, drowsy driving, and driving for extended hours. Since truck drivers often have to travel large distances, they do end up feeling tired, which results in losing focus. For your safety, make sure to never go behind the wheel when you are tired, drunk, or sleepy.

#2 Speeding

About 27 percent of traffic accidents on Canadian roads are linked to speeding and a large number of these involve trucks. For your safety, make sure to never go above the speed limit and to always pay attention to the road.

#3 Buying Instead of Leasing

This might come as a surprise but a large number of truck owners make the mistake of buying instead of leasing. Buying is not always a suitable option and leasing can help you save money, especially if you are not looking to keep the truck for a few years. You can choose long-term and short-term leasing with Metro Truck Group. We offer everything from trucks to highway tractor leasing. Talk to us to know more.  

#4 Not Maintaining The Vehicle

Last on the list is poor maintenance. It is unfortunately common for truck drivers to neglect issues and continue to drive resulting in bigger problems. If you want to save money and keep your truck running in good condition then take good care of it and keep it well-maintained. 


Make sure to avoid these mistakes and make our roads safer.