The winter weather is upon us with all the more reason to practice the utmost safety while on the road.
Every year, Road Scholar offers the following winter driving tips to its drivers in order to upkeep its safe practices:
-Always conduct a thorough pre-trip inspection.
-Slow down! Even if you have good traction and control it gives you more time to react when another driver loses control.
-Expand your look ahead capacity.
-Increase your following distance substantially.
-Expect the unexpected.
-Use low beam headlights.
-Stop often to clean your windshield, headlights and taillights.
-Maintain an emergency kit, which should include an ice scraper, snow brush, shovel, high energy food, water, gloves, hat, boots, extra clothing and any prescription medications you might need.
-If conditions are too dangerous, find a safe area to park and notify our Operations team of the delay. Do not park along the shoulder except during an emergency. When pavement markings are covered by snow, other drivers might think you are in a lane. If you must park on the shoulder, use your 4 way flashers and place your emergency warning triangles as required by the FMCSR.
With our safety practices, new technology, cautious and experienced drivers, and newer model trucks, your freight is in good hands with Road Scholar.