Situational Awareness And Why It's Important


What is situational awareness? Situational awareness involves your ability to assess what is happening around you and determine if there is a threat your health and safety or to the health and safety of others.

For truck drivers, being aware of your surroundings while driving on the road, at a customer facility, or in a parking lot is critical to avoiding preventable losses of personnel, property, and equipment.

Why is it important to you? Safety and health concerns are the No. 1 reason drivers should always be mindful of their situational awareness. No one wants to put his or her life in harm’s way or jeopardize the health and wellbeing of others by causing a preventable crash. Furthermore, your livelihood is at stake. Even incidents involving minor property damage put your driving career at risk.