They are seen almost everywhere, on highways, in towns and in cities. Truck drivers are essential when it comes to getting things to where they need to go. 

Many don't realize it, but the truck drivers behind the wheel want to see everyone come home safe and sound.

Greg Polzin, a local former veteran truck driver, explained how truckers take every extra step to prevent accidents.

"We just follow the rules much more than a normal person would. You follow the speed limit, you do your pre-trip and post-trip checks. Trucks don't stop on a dime and it doesn't handle like a car," explained Polzin.

Polzin goes on to say that he realizes not everyone follows the rules, and accidents do happen.

"A lot of our guys, we would send them to defensive driving every three years. Everyone gets complacent in their driving skills. Even from a car vehicle, to a mom and dad driving around, to a truck driver. everybody gets comfortable with what they are doing. It is a good refresher," continued Polzin.

Winter driving causes another risk to all vehicles on the road. Polzin went on to say that passing on icy roads can be dangerous for truckers and regular sized vehicles.

"It is really basic when you see a (truck) driver getting ready to make a right-hand turn, he is signalling he is going to have to veer out. So, just slow down and let him do his turn him instead of squeezing by him and making that corner really tight. It is just like anybody else, be considerate on the road to everyone." concluded Polzin.

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