Driving Tips For the Dead of Winter

Transpro Burgener has stressed the importance of being safe on the roads during the cold months before. However, now that we have entered into January and the likelihood of you running into snow while you are on the road is much higher, we feel the need to stress this point once again. Following the tips below could mean the difference in whether or not you make it home, so take them seriously.

  1. Planning is key
    Knowing where you can safely stop to put on chains on the highways you frequent most often is always a good idea. Getting stuck in inclement weather somewhere that seems unsafe to stop can cause you to put yourself in a fairly dangerous situation. Don’t take any chances where your life is concerned.
  2. Keep up with the weather
    In this day and age we have access to nearly every piece of information we could ever possibly want at the touch of a button. With this in mind, it is important to stay up to date on weather and road conditions when you know you will soon be getting behind the wheel. This could prevent you from driving directly into a bad storm.
  3. Take a good look at your truck before every trip
    Making sure your truck is in tip top condition before heading out on the job is extremely necessary. You would hate to have a breakdown in the middle of a winter wonderland, wouldn’t you?
  4. Always keep winter weather supplies in your truck
    Just in case something goes wrong and you happen to be stuck in your truck during a snowstorm it is imperative you have your cab stocked with food, warm clothing, blankets and anything else you may need in case of an emergency. This is one precautionary measure you don’t want to skip.