From treacherous road conditions to freezing temperatures, even the most conscientious drivers need to exert caution on the roads during the winter.
As preparedness is the best defense against the rough elements, winterizing vehicles is an essential part of maintenance and safety.
Snow and ice, as well as the chemicals used to keep highways clear, can bring additional challenges to fleets during winter months.
As temperatures drop, drivers and technicians have to take extra precautions to ensure equipment operates properly and everyone remains safe.
In preparation for winter weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation has started to equip snowplows with tracking devices throughout the state.
DUNMORE, Pa. — State police issued more than 800 citations statewide to drivers violating the commercial vehicle ban during the Feb. 12 winter storm. Troopers say they were strongly enforcing the ban as a way to prevent crashes and keep highways clear.
Roads in certain portions of Midwestern states can accommodate heavier truckloads as seasonal weight increases gradually take effect.
Winter weather brings one of the trucking industry’s greatest simultaneous friends and foes: road salt. Salt prevents and melts ice, making road surfaces safer for travel, but it also significantly speeds corrosion of a truck.
Preparing truck fuel for winter weather needs to begin long before frost actually hits the ground, according to several fleet managers.November 12, 2012