Get enough rest. If you feel drowsy, pull over and take a nap. That load is not worth your life. Or any others life. There are a lot of people counting on you to get home safely.
Slow down in construction zones. Lanes are often moved or redirected during construction; adjust your speed so you can follow the signs without killing yourself , other drivers, or the workers.
Be aware of your blind spots. Small cars can be easily missed. Signal your intention to change lanes or turn well in advance, so that cars have enough opportunity to get out of your blind spot. You might also invest in extra side mirrors to improve visibility.
Maintain a safe distance from the cars in front of you. It will take you much longer to stop than an average car.
Regularly check your brakes. There isn’t always a convenient runaway truck ramp nearby to catch you if your brakes go bad. And Follow the suggested speed limits.
Shift your eyes every two seconds and check the side / rear-view mirror every five to eight seconds. This keeps your eyes ahead of the vehicle and your brain focused on driving.
Avoid aggressive drivers. Don’t get caught up in road rage scenarios; antagonizing aggressive drivers will only escalate the situation.
Always, always, always wear your seat belt.
Beware of the effects of prescription and OTC drugs; many medications make you drowsy
Put away every and all distractions, Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while driving. Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversation that might divert your attention from the road. Use your phone for help to assist in emergencies.