Driving on a snowy or icy road can be nerve-wracking in a compact car, but add tens of thousands of pounds of truck to the equation, and it can feel even more daunting! Heavy-duty trucks must stay out on the roads in winter in order to carry out their daily tasks, but it is important that they stay safe as well. With snow storms showering the country, we can already expect the remainder of this winter will have equally bad weather. Luckily, that does not mean that your safety is automatically jeopardized: read on to find out some of Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star’s top tips for driving heavy-duty trucks in winter.
Winter Driving Safety for Your Heavy-Duty Fleet
One of the main things that you can do in order to stay safe on winter roads is to ensure you are focused on the task at hand. Distracted driving accounts for a large percentage of automobile accidents on the road; couple that with a slippery surface due to ice and your chances of getting involved in such an accident increase significantly! Drivers should not talk on the phone, text, or eat while operating a heavy-duty truck; it is for their own and other drivers’ safety.
If you are out on the road while snow is falling, it may make seeing what is in front of you, not to mention to the side and behind, much more difficult. During a snowy drive, reduce your speed and give yourself plenty of room between your heavy-duty truck and the other vehicles on the road. You should budget for this extra time spent traveling when deciding on delivery or pick-up schedules during the winter season as well!
Stay safe on the roads this winter with good driving practices!
Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star
If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to expand your business through trucking, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star to take care of your trucking needs. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474. You can also shoot us an email with your questions or concerns at email@example.com.
Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking. Become one of our many satisfied customers today!
Be sure to follow us on Google+ and find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest from Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. Follow us on Twitter too: @bmorefreight.
Tags: driving safety, heavy duty, winter