As we transition into fall, it’s important to remember that more combines, tractors, and semis will be out on rural roads. With an increase of these slow-moving vehicles in transit, it’s important for motorists and farmers to know how to share the road.
In order to keep everyone safe, here are a few things for farmers to remember when traveling rural roads and highways:
When it’s harvest time, farmers want to get their crops out as soon as possible. However, it’s important to know when to give yourself a rest. North Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Robert Kennedy says that farmers must take the time to rest when they feel fatigued: “They [farmers] need to realize they need a break too, for their safety and others on the roadways.” It’s obvious that driving when tired is dangerous. Not only could you hurt yourself and your equipment if you fall asleep at the wheel, you could hurt other drivers as well.
Farming is a dangerous job. By looking out for yourself and other drivers, you can help rid the farming community of some of those dangers.
This is a two-part series on sharing the road during harvest season. In our next blog post, we will talk about how motorists can better share the road with farm equipment.
We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we are taking as an organization.
Great Plains Auto Body has heightened cleaning and all front lobbies are removed all non-essential items. We are wiping down handles, chair handles, doorknobs, etc. to maintain the sanitary of our lobbies.
We are following the guidelines from the CDC in terms of sterilization and cleanliness on our lobbies at all our locations. If you have any questions about the extra measures we are taking at this time, please feel free to give us a call and we can speak with you about your concerns and work to a solution to best facilitate the repair process for all parties.
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Wishing everybody safety and good health.