With summer gone and fall almost at its end, winter weather will be here soon. The luxury of being able to place weather farther down on the list of delays is starting to diminish. With the upcoming cold, snow, freezing rain, and ice, is your fleet of vehicles prepared?
No matter the vocation, whether it be delivering goods, fire and rescue, or people moving, the most important part of the vehicle fleet itself is to keep it moving. Delays can cost a lot, and it becomes especially hard in winter months with mother nature bearing down. What steps can be taken to prevent these delays?
Make sure drivers are trained and ready for inclimate weather. It can be easy to get into a routine and go through the motions rather than truly pay attention. Drivers need to be attentive when dealing with winter weather. The roadways are no longer as safe as they were in the summer, so things like braking distance need to be considered carefully.
The vehicle fleet needs to be properly prepared for colder conditions. Fluids need checked and or replaced with their winter counterparts, grease points need greased, tires need checked for tread, and so much else goes into getting ready. The same points apply if the vehicles are equipped with Onspot automatic snow chains. Make sure everything is properly moving and the system functions normally before the snow gets here. If it is not equipped, maybe it is time to consider an effective way of increasing fleet productivity and overall safety.
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