Semi truck driving on wet highway
Semi truck driving on wet highway

Tips to stay healthy and safe on the road2 minute read

WHILE ON THE ROAD:

  • Ensure you follow all interprovincial, interterritorial, and US-Canadian border protocols, which may include wearing a non-medical mask or face covering upon entry and for the duration of your stay.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres when outside the truck.
  • It is recommended to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you are unable to maintain a two-metre distance from others, such as inside truck and rest stops, stores, or eating establishments.
  • If travelling as a team, try to stay with the same partner and the same dedicated truck.
  • Disinfect high-touch surfaces prior to switching drivers.
  • Clean your hands often with warm soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.

AT GAS STATIONS:

  • Clean hands and put on nitrile gloves when fueling.
  • Immediately remove and dispose of gloves after use and clean hands.
  • Refrain from touching your face.

AT TRUCK AND REST STOPS AND EATING ESTABLISHMENTS:

  • Prior to entering any truck or rest stops or eating establishments, clean your hands and follow any site-specific protocols.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres.
  • It is recommended to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you are unable to maintain a two-metre distance from others.
  • Instead of dining in, take advantage of take-out, drive-through, or grab-and-go options.

DURING COLLECTION AND DELIVERY:

  • Ensure to follow any customer-specific protocols which may include wearing a non-medical mask or face covering and other personal protective equipment.
  • Ensure personal protective equipment is used appropriately and clean your hands before putting it on and taking it off.
  • Wear nitrile gloves (instead of work gloves) when loading or unloading.
  • Remove and dispose of gloves in a garbage bag immediately after use.
  • Refrain from touching your face.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres unless wearing a non-medical mask or face covering.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Disinfect any high-touch surfaces which can include in-cab communication devices, the steering wheel, seatbelts, the dashboard, door handles, window controls, fuel caps, gear shifts, air lines, landing gear handles, trailer doors, refrigeration /heater unit controls, and dollies. Use antimicrobial disposable wipes or a diluted bleach solution and wear gloves. Clean your hands afterwards.

Thank you for your hard work in keeping us and the economy afloat! If you have a fever, a cough, or are having difficulty breathing, call a health practitioner immediately.

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This blog is provided for information only and is not a substitute for professional advice. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information and will not be responsible for any loss arising out of reliance on the information.
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