Before setting out on the road this winter, all truck drivers should be aware that the risk of a crash is even greater under poor weather conditions. Fortunately, there are things that drivers can do to keep themselves safe. One such tip is to conduct a thorough vehicle inspection before hitting the road. Knowing exactly what aspects of the truck to inspect is crucial to the inspection’s effectiveness.
Eight Ways to Inspect Your Truck Before Hitting the Road in Poor Conditions
How should truck drivers inspect their trucks before traveling on the roadways this winter? The following are eight examples:
- Clear all snow and ice from the truck before hitting the road.
- Remove snow and ice from the lights and windows of the truck as well.
- Carefully inspect your tires to ensure that they are properly inflated and in good working order.
- Thoroughly check your wiper blades to ensure that they can efficiently clear snow, water, and ice from your windshield.
- Check all fluid levels in the truck to prevent issues while traveling.
- Ensure that your lights are working properly. Well working lights are essential when traveling through ice, snow, and rain this winter.
- Maintain at least a half a tank of gas at all times during your trip.
- Ensure that all truck cargo is properly secured to prevent an accident or further damages or injuries in the event of a crash caused by snow or ice.
We strongly encourage you to follow these tips and conduct a thorough inspection of your truck before traveling this winter. Help us spread the word by sharing a link to this article on your Facebook or Twitter page today!