Johnson City, N.Y.-based Meier Supply Co. is helping young people learn how to safely navigate the roads and highways.
the assistance of Nealon Transportation, Meier Supply once again offered local
driver-education students the chance to gain perspective from the driver’s seat
of a tractor trailer with the “Share the Road” program.
the Road, which has now been presented to numerous classes in the area, gives
students a firsthand look at where the blind spots are surrounding large
trucks. The goal is to enable students to make better decisions when operating
a car or truck in traffic.
“First, students watch a
20-minute video, then we give them the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat
of a tractor-trailer. Vehicles are placed behind, in front, and to the side of
the truck in actual blind spots,” said John Sponable, freight and logistics
manager for Meier Supply Co. “Students gain the professional driver’s point of
view and hopefully leave with a lasting impression that will guide them in
safely sharing the road with other vehicles, including large trucks.”
Meier Supply Co. provides the trucks and Sponable conducts the
training, along with the class instructor. A recent presentation was April 29
for the driver education class taught by Al Reese at Vestal High School in
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