We are currently in the heart of winter. Maryland and other states in the Mid Atlantic region can expect a few snow storms throughout the winter season. January, February, and March are arguably the worst months of the year if you are a truck driver. Snowy and icy road conditions can quickly turn a driver’s route treacherous. It is important to realize that weather can change in the blink of an eye, so you need to always plan for the worst! Here are just a few ways fleet maintenance facilities and truck drivers can prepare for unpredictable winter weather.
Best Practices For Drivers
There are plenty of precautionary measures a truck driver can take to ensure they remain safe through hazardous winter conditions. Some steps include refraining from jamming on the brakes, always giving yourself plenty of space to stop, clean snow and ice off the roof of your vehicle, and having a supply of clothes, food, and water for emergency situations.
Winter Driving Training
Are you the owner or manager of a fleet maintenance facility? One of the best ways to ensure that your drivers are prepared for the winter season is to establish mandatory driver training. Ideally, you want to begin this process during the fall season before the cold weather arrives. Even experienced drivers should be brought up to speed on the best driving practices for winter weather.
One of the most reliable ways to ensure that a truck is ready to drive is to conduct a thorough inspection. If the vehicle has any maintenance problems, you want to discover them before you hit the road. It is also crucial for fleets to ensure that its vehicles are ready to endure the cold weather. For example, trucks will run better in the winter if they are supplied with fuel that was treated at low temperatures.
The easiest way to inspect and service your vehicle in the winter is by utilizing a mobile lift! SLEC is your preferred supplier of heavy-duty mobile column lifts, so give us a call today!
SLEC, Inc is Your Preferred Mobile Lift and Accessory Manufacturer
SLEC has been a supplier of heavy duty mobile column lifts and accessories for over 30 years. We are the preferred supplier in the industry because of the high standards we set for ourselves. We go above and beyond to provide excellent service to our customers. We manufacture all our products in the US, and we are BUY American Compliant. Our heavy duty mobile lifts are used in fleet maintenance garages all across the US. Contact us to find how our mobile column lifts and accessories can help your maintenance facility! You can contact us here or call us at 800-826-3486. Also, don’t forget to check out SLEC, Inc. on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.