The humid Maryland weather can often be unkind once the season gets warmer, and that is especially true for truckers who spend long hours on the road. If you have had too many uncomfortable trips, then you probably know that you can’t always rely on the air conditioning in your truck cab to help. Here are some ways that you can prepare your truck for the warmer weather so that you can stay healthy.
Check the Weather
Wherever you go, it’s important to make sure that you look at the weather reports beforehand. Especially in Maryland, the weather can be fickle and unpredictable this season. Early mornings could begin very chilly, but if you bundle up it can be sweltering by the afternoon and you’ll be uncomfortable. So checking the weather forecast for the states, you’ll pass through will give you an overview of what to wear, and if you should bring a change of clothes.
The importance of staying hydrated cannot be stressed enough, especially in warm weather. Because the heat causes people to sweat, it’s very easy to get dehydrated. And dehydration can cause a number of health problems, like nausea and headaches, which will make it difficult for you to focus on the road. Bring a reusable water bottle and an emergency backup supply as well.
Protect from the Sun
Another warm weather hazard can be the sunlight. When you are driving for long hours, that could be time spent in sun exposure, which could cause burns and even skin cancer over time. Even if the weather doesn’t feel too hot yet, it’s a good idea to bring some sun protection, like sunscreen and a hat, and sunglasses that are safe for driving if the sun gets particularly bright. Sun exposure can also affect parts of your truck. Make sure to have your tires properly inflated so they won’t risk stretching in the heat.
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