The winter season is here again bringing with it cold temperatures and inclement weather. For many fleet managers and drivers in Europe and around the world winter presents new challenges. Wise managers and drivers implement strategic plans, utilize tools and equipment to be safe and productive during these times.
: Commercial Drivers
For the commercial driver another winter season is behind them, albeit slowly. As Spring approaches, it is a good time to assess the condition of equipment. It is also a good time to look back and evaluate your delivery schedule.
The world of the fleet manager is more complex than ever. Whether you are an owner operator working solo with one truck and trailer or in charge of a large fleet with hundreds of drivers and equipment. The landscape of the logistics world today has changed drastically even in just the past few years.
Snowstorms, they are likely to happen
It is time to hit the road, but you know there's a good chance you will encounter a snowstorm on the way to your destination... You know the objective is to reach your destination safely and on-time. At some point along the journey your truck is going to need tire chains applied to the road surface. You have two options in this situation; get out of the vehicle and chain your tires up (while traffic is driving past you) or use automatic tire chains by flipping a switch from the comfort of you cab.
Would you benefit from automatic snow chains as a commercial driver?Read more here and download a folder that explains why you would that.
As the demands for commercial driver productivity increases every day, it can be a challenge to meet them even in the best conditions. Now, add winter weather into the mix, these demands can seem even further out of reach. How does a pro driver battle these situations? Read below to find out.
Before we know it, we will be in the winter season when roads will look like in the picture above. To get the most out of their Onspot investment, many fleet managers supply their drivers with checklists. These checklists make it easy for drivers to maintain the vehicle. Learn more and download the checklist here.
As a fleet manager, running a cost effective and efficient fleet safely is paramount to its success. This is a challenge that must be faced and overcome on a daily basis. When presented with any number of external forces out of the control of the fleet operator, then this process becomes even more difficult. The ability to run a fleet in inclement weather mainly snow and ice conditions is one such challenge.
Being a driver of a commercial vehicle today demands a lot. You must be a skilled driver and good at finding your way to the delivery destination. You must also always make your deliveries at the correct place and at the correct time.
The holiday season is upon us which means it's "go time" for professional delivery drivers. Unfortunately, along with the stress of seasonal demand the winter weather can create additional challenges towards completing your daily schedule on time.