10 Inclement Weather Tips
- Remind all drivers to slow down. The speed limit might be too fast for inclement weather.
- Coach your drivers to leave plenty of space between their vehicle and the ones ahead and beside them.
- Instruct your drivers that there is no stopping on the side of the road in low visibility circumstances.
- Prohibit drivers from using the compression release engine brake on icy roads.
- Ensure your vehicles are equipped with high-quality lug tires and wiper blades.
- Double-check that all of your vehicles are supplied with winter supplies such as deicing washer fluid, a snow shovel, light sticks, flares, and a blanket.
- Confirm your drivers conduct their pre-trip inspections before they depart, paying special attention to the systems affected most by cold temperatures.
- Make sure to test batteries in all vehicles regularly to ensure they are working correctly.
- Keep vehicle fuel tanks full to help with traction on the road.
- Switch engine oils to a cold-weather formula.
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