If you contact me at the email addy in this release and provide me with your WIT ID number, I will send you a code for a discount on the list price of the book.
Street Smarts: A Guide to a Truck Driver’s Personal Safety
In trucking, truckers have always had a target on them attracting criminals of various types from robbers to hijackers to murderers; yet personal safety for truck drivers is little addressed at companies and trucking schools. It has been made easier to do now with the publication of Street Smarts, A Guide to a Truck Driver’s Personal Safety.
Sandy Long has addressed the issue of a driver’s personal safety by writing a manual that is filled with tips, suggestions and true stories illustrating why a driver should be and can be proactive in their own security. A life member of OOIDA, a member of the Women in Trucking Association and being a truck driver for many years herself, Ms Long knows that if a driver keeps himself or herself safe on a personal level, it follows that the equipment and cargo will be safe also. That is important in these days of increased equipment and cargo theft and crimes against drivers themselves.
A few of the areas covered in the book are; what criminal activity to watch for after loading, how to secure the truck while sleeping, how to be safe while walking thru neighborhoods, warehouse districts and parking lots and how to assist a driver’s family and company to find them if they become a ‘missing driver.’ There are even tips on what to look for if a driver is attacked for the driver to be able to give an accurate description of the attacker. There are many more areas covered in the manual.
Some of the stories include:
Crimes Against Women Drivers According to an Ohio sheriffs report, on a January 2006 night at a large truck stop, a woman driver was attacked and beaten by two males with a 2x4 and robbed of a couple of cubic zirconia rings. From other reports, this is not an isolated incident. We hear these stories and wonder how and why this could have happened. Shouldn't we be safe at least at truck stops that we have to frequent at all hours?...
Bad Directions? A story from News 4 Jax.com points out that not getting proper directions might have caused a driver to be shot causing him to crash the truck into a tree...
Scared the Hell Out of Me! During my almost 40 years traveling the highways and byways of this country, there have been a few times that I have been scared to death by criminal acts. Thankfully, I have not been hurt personally in any of them...yet...
Street Smarts is a must have for any new driver in the industry and a good read for the experienced driver too. It can be found at https://www.createspace.com/3449566.
At $8.95 a copy, with discounts for bulk orders for trucking companies and schools, it is a good way to make sure that the truck drivers you hire or train, yourself or your trucking loved one stays as safe as possible while on the road.
Contact Ms Long at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a company or school for your discount codes for bulk orders.Edited by Lady Godiva on May 22, 2010 at 06:32 PM