Through its Truckers-n-Troopers
program, the Utah Highway Patrol says it works with truckers and motor carriers
to improve safety and the relationship between troopers and the trucking industry.
The program, which began
on May 1, 1991, provides educational programs, classroom instruction for drivers,
supervisors and company safety representatives, and on-site inspections at
various carrier terminals. The troopers teach the classes, which are meant
to provide a better understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Pre-trip and post-trip
inspections are one of the key safety issues stressed during classes, in addition
to many other safety issues:
Driver Hours of Service
Commercial Driver Licenses
"Fatigue -- A Driver's Worst Enemy"
Pre-trip and post-trip inspections
Following too closely
Oversize and overweight regulations
Winter driving tips
Aggressive driving and road rage
For more information
about the Truckers-n-Troopers program or to schedule T-n-T presentations,
contact Trooper Kris Repp at (801) 596-9248 or 1-800-56-TRUCK (1-800-568-7825).