4 Tips for Staying Safe Near a Garbage Truck

Follow these driver safety tips the next time you’re near a garbage truck.

  • Keep Your Distance. Garbage trucks are bulky with many blind spots. Keeping your distance will ensure we can see you AND no debris hits your vehicle should it accidentally fall out of our truck. Please stay back at least 30 feet. 
  • Proceed Carefully. If you must pass a garbage truck, do so with extreme caution. Make sure none of our employees are near by and there is no on-coming traffic. 
  • Stay Calm. Getting frustrated and having road rage will not make our trucks move any faster. Irrational behavior will only lead to an accident. 
  • Stay Alert. Garbage trucks stop and start often due to the nature of our business which is why it’s important to not be distracted while near one.

Source: https://www.pennwaste.com/waste-management-resources/blog/4-tips-for-staying-safe-near-a-garbage-truck/