It’s summer and must-have items include fully charged cellphone, drinking water, umbrella… with merciless temperatures forecast over the coming days, be sure you and your vehicle are prepared before traveling on highways across the state highways. Motorists should always be ready for the possibility of becoming stranded, but that need is even more critical in extreme heat.
For you and your passengers: Have extra drinking water for everyone in the vehicle, including pets, an umbrella for shade and a fully charged cellphone. Pro tip: Take a cooler to keep extra drinking water cold, and consider adding several frozen bottles of water to use for cooling off or to thaw and drink if needed.
Summer has already started and there would be increase in traffic during this busy time of the year, it’s a good idea to remember these safe driving tips and also protecting us from Hot Sun. Long hours of travel means spending a lot of time sharing the road with trucks. When truckers spend so many hours a day driving cross country in direct sunlight, it’s important to have some type of protection from the sun’s harmful rays. The First Day of Summer 2016 (Summer Solstice) is on Monday, June 20.
As a trucker, you will have to deal with extreme heat, storms, slick roads, and heavier traffic. The sun coming in through the driver’s side window of a truck can feel great when out on the open road. We’ve compiled a list of tips to prepare you for the driving conditions you may encounter. Keep in mind that you don’t need to drive through a desert to experience dehydration. It can happen while driving a route along the ocean just as well as anywhere else. So, keep the following in mind: Continue reading →