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Winter Driving Safety: Expert Tips for Truckers

Recently, Kenny Kuntz joined hosts Francis Hamm and Ken Cox on “Drivers for Drivers” to discuss crucial cold-weather driving tips for truckers. Consequently, this guide explores essential advice for safely navigating challenging winter roads.

Planning for Seasonal Weather Challenges

First and foremost, effective preparation is key to safe operations during colder months:

  • Firstly, allow extra time for deliveries during harsh weather
  • Secondly, plan routes carefully, considering potential weather-related delays
  • Lastly, be ready to adjust schedules as conditions change

Prioritizing Safety in Unexpected Situations

Moreover, our experts emphasize that safety should always come first in adverse conditions:

  • When facing traffic jams or road closures, always prioritize safety over schedules
  • Additionally, communicate clearly with dispatchers about any weather-related delays
  • Above all, remember that arriving late is better than risking safety on icy roads

Essential Supplies for Cold Weather Driving

Furthermore, be prepared for emergencies with these items:

  • Primarily, pack water and non-perishable food for unexpected delays
  • Also, bring warm clothing, including insulated gloves and winter wear
  • In addition, carry emergency supplies in case you get stranded in severe weather

Maintaining Your Truck for Winter Conditions

Regular maintenance is also crucial for safe operations in cold weather:

  • Frequently check tire condition for optimal traction
  • Also, ensure you secure chains properly to avoid road complications
  • Most importantly, don’t neglect your ABS system – it’s vital for driving safety

The Critical Role of ABS in Cold Weather

Finally, a special note on Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) for winter safety:

  • ABS plays an essential role in maintaining control on slippery roads
  • Therefore, if you experience ABS issues, report them immediately for proper maintenance

At Giltner Transportation, we prioritize winter trucking safety for all our drivers. By following these expert tips from Kenny, Francis, and Ken, you’ll be better equipped to handle challenging cold-weather driving conditions.

Are you ready to join a team that values driver safety and provides ongoing seasonal education? Then, visit our Apply Now page to become part of the Giltner Transportation family!