Have you ever been worried about driving in the snow? If you’re experiencing snowy conditions on the road or are driving in the aftermath of a large storm, here are some tips to best prepare your fleet for the conditions ahead:
- Try not to make any erratic moves on the road: this means avoid accelerating and breaking too quickly, along with changing lanes without signaling and speeding.
- Regularly check to see how much gas is left in your tank. If it’s less than half full, consider stopping for gas.
- Go slow. Odds are, everyone on the road is also driving at a reduced speed. It’s best to plan early: consider leaving earlier than anticipated if trying to hit a tight deadline.
- Try not to stop. It takes more time for your vehicle to break, and if you break hard, chances are you might end up hitting into a car before your vehicle stops. If you need to stop, start decelerating early, slowing hitting on the breaks.
- Consider placing an emergency kit or encouraging drivers to have emergency supplies in their vehicles. They might get caught in the snow, which could mean hours in their vehicle before an emergency team arrives.
If your vehicles are heading up north at some point, this winter, they will probably face the harshness of the winter on the road. Your fleet might follow all of these tips closely, but it still might not be enough to prevent accidents. Fleet management software can provide your business with another layer of protection, preventing the unnecessary loss of money and time.