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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Understanding Big-Rig Blind Spots

August 18, 2014

VIDEO: Recognizing a Big-Rig’s No-Zones

Drivers of cars sometimes assume that drivers of tractor-trailer trucks can see the road better because of their higher vantage point. But the truth is, big-rig trucks have major no-zones, or blind spots, that can dramatically limit the driver’s ability to see other vehicles on the road. 

That’s why it’s important to remind fleet drivers of this simple rule: If you can’t see the driver’s face in the side mirror of the truck, the driver can’t see you.

Here’s a video, produced by the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, explaining where these truck no-zones are. A solid understanding of these blind spots can help your fleet drivers avoid placing their vehicle in a precarious position. You may want to pass this advice along as a friendly reminder.

To watch the video, click on the link or photo above.


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