By Jena Williams


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

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Working in the dark:

This is what motorists see:

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