Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Come check out PilotCar.TV
playing in traffic™ is about promoting safety and awareness in the movement of overdimensional loads.™ is about videos of professional pilot cars and oversize load truckers in action giving them a chance to showcase their work internationally here on™ and on our YouTube Channel.  Produced by Patriot Certified Pilot Cars LLC,™ was originally conceived as a means for customers to track the movement of their overdimensional loads live via web broadcast, and to have a record of the move for liability and insurance purposes.  Over the past 4 years we've grown to include promo videos and videos from other pilot car companies and oversize load haulers work as a means to promote their skills and experience, and help increase public awareness of overdimensional moves.  Our focus has shifted to producing quality videos, specializing in time-lapse clips with music. Currently our production team consists of: Malcom Black-President/Producer, Harald Klaassen-Honorary Vice President/Co-Producer Europe. Video footage provided by Patriot Certified Pilot Cars, Frog Truck Escort, J&S Pilot Car Service, and Certified Pilot Cars.  We've also had the privilege of producing a video for a PSA and providing video footage for training purposes to the National Pilot Car Safety Institute™ now hosts one of the largest pilot car groups on FACEBOOK Come join us and contribute! Help us promote™ and your pilot car company!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fatigue - Think About Roadsafety

Studies have shown that drivers don’t fall asleep without warning. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel have often tried to fight off drowsiness by opening a window, or by turning up the radio. This doesn't work for long.

  • Research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep-related
  • Sleep-related accidents are more likely than others to result in a fatality or serious injury
  • Peak times for accidents are in the early hours and after lunch
    • About 40% of sleep-related accidents involve commercial vehicles
    • Men under 30 have the highest risk of falling asleep at the wheel

    THINK! Advice

    Plan your journey to include a 15 minute break every two hours.

    Don't start a long trip if you're already tired.

    Remember the risks if you have to get up unusually early to start a long drive.

    Try to avoid long trips between midnight and 6am when you're likely to feel sleepy anyway.

    If you start to feel sleepy, find a safe place to stop - not the hard shoulder of a motorway. Drink two cups of coffee or a high-caffeine drink and have a rest for 10 to 15 minutes to allow time for the caffeine to kick in.

    Remember, the only real cure for sleepiness is proper sleep. A caffeine drink or a nap is a short-term
    solution that will only allow you to keep driving for a short time.

    Hot weather and under-inflated tires are a dangerous combination.

    NHTSA is cautioning motorists that hot weather and under-inflated tires are a dangerous combination. Proper pressure is the most important part of maintaining a vehicle's tires. DRIVE SAFE!!!

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Stress & Fatigue

    Pay attention to stress and fatigue. The additional heat in summer and traffic delays can make you feel more tired and less alert than usual.
    Look out for road constructions and detours as most road constructions take place during the summer.