The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) reached out to TAM asking us to remind drivers to continue a “Safety First” approach while traveling the roads in the commonwealth.
MassDOT noted an increase in the number of significant truck crashes even with the major drop in traffic volume during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, they are seeing an increase in rollover crashes near on and off-ramps. Vehicles carrying food and supplies make up most of the incidents.
As we all know, safety is beyond critical in our industry. Please take this opportunity to remind drivers to slow down and follow the posted speed limit warning signs on the ramps. This may be the first time drivers are taking off-ramps at speeds more than a crawl, and many drivers are new to the area and not familiar with our roads.
Remember, Safety First!