By Jena Williams

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Truckers put in long hours all year, but the shortening of days mixed with fog or rain make working outside treacherous.

Always wear high-visibility clothing or vests when working outside your truck.

Employers, consider providing headlamps to your workers so they can keep their hands free. Headlamps are double-duty in allowing workers to see and be seen.

Here are a few of my favorite safety materials on this topic from KeepTruckingSafe.org:

Camo is not part of this job description: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/901082013.pdf

Working in the dark: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/90842012.pdf

This is what motorists see: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/90322009.pdf

Find more at www.KeepTruckingSafe.org

I bet you’ve got stories of close calls or lessons learned. Share them in the comments.