Planning on hitting the road with a truck load of deliveries? We understand how important your company vehicle is to your business. You might not to be able to control every other driver on the road, but there are some pre-cautionary steps that you can take to assist in keeping your company vehicle safe, even during bad weather.
The proper fuel for drivers. Sleep and food provide your body with energy the same way gas does for a car. Before long deliveries, make sure your drivers have had plenty of rest and something to eat before leaving the store. Staying alert and focused while behind the wheel of a company vehicle is one of the most crucial parts of having a safe and accident-free drive.
Watch the weather. Making sure that your vehicles are prepared for bad weather will assist in keeping them in great shape on the road. If you notice that a storm is coming, check your lights and windshield wipers to be sure that they are working properly to give you a clear view of the road ahead.
No cell phones while driving. Make sure that all of your drivers are aware that they absolutely should not be using their cell phones while behind the wheel of your company vehicle, or their own for that matter! If one of your employees is using their cell phone while driving it could not only cause damage to your company vehicle and themselves, it could cause harm to other drivers on the road. An accident caused by your business’ vehicles could have some very harsh repercussions on your company.
Your delivery vehicle is a crucial asset to your company. Having your delivery drivers practice safe driving techniques such as being well rested and fed before a long delivery, paying attention to the weather, and staying off of their cell phone while operating your company vehicle will increase the odds of keeping your vehicles, employees, and other drivers on the road safe.