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Winter weather can create problems for transportation businesses, especially for delivery drivers hitting icy and snowy roads. Enhance driver and cargo safety with these tips.
Before the winter season hits, get your delivery vans and trucks ready. Well-maintained vehicles and prepared drivers are less likely to encounter breakdowns or emergencies in harsh conditions. Make sure to:
Equip your drivers with the knowledge and tools they need to handle winter driving safely. Well-prepared drivers are more confident and capable of handling unexpected situations. The following can ensure drivers are ready for the road:
Emphasize safe driving habits during winter weather:
Ensure that each vehicle stays equipped with emergency items. These tools can be invaluable in a winter weather crisis. Consider the following:
Winter weather demands extra vigilance from your business. By prioritizing winter weather safety, you can minimize risks and ensure the wellbeing of your drivers and cargo. Be proactive and thorough in your approach to inclement conditions. This can make a significant impact on the success of your operations. Stay safe and drive responsibly!
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About the author
Bryan Paulozzi specializes in insurance and risk management for courier, last mile delivery, expediting, freight forwarding, and brokering businesses. He and his team help transportation companies identify and mitigate safety risks, including those related to winter weather driving.