By Jena Williams

The other day, I passed a semi-truck and trailer stopped on the side of the road. The driver was out and nervously eyeing traffic while he checked his load. It was not an ideal place to stop and he was obviously concerned about the vehicles streaming by just feet away.

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to stay alert when there are trucks on the side of the road and in parking lots. Please watch out for the drivers and give them plenty of room.

Drivers, wear high-visibility clothing when outside your rig. We appreciate you and want to keep you safe!

More information from KeepTruckingSafe.org: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/hazardpreventiontools.html#safetyplanVisibility