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There’s something about driving a big truck at night that just feels exciting. The roads are clear and dark, and the only thing you can hear is the sound of your own engine. But while driving at night can be fun, it’s important to do it safely. Here are some tips for staying safe while trucking at night.

6 tips for driving your rig at night 

  1. Understand the basic controls of a semi-truck
  2. Make sure your load is secure before driving
  3. Plan your route ahead of time
  4. Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  5. Don’t drive tired
  6. Follow the speed limit and use caution when turning

This is the time of night when you can see all that glittering, starry sky. It’s a beautiful sight to behold and one which makes your heart swell with joy at this moment in life. But there are some downsides to driving at night too, especially if you don’t take precautions for staying safe. For example, it’s harder to judge distances or brake quickly because headlights from other cars shine off far away objects like trees and hills. And then there are those deer out on these dark country roads–they’re just waiting for their chance to show up without warning! So here are some tips for being safer while trucking at night-keep an eye peeled for pesky critters before they catch you first. 

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