Driving Safely in Storms

Safety in Storms

With the summer season finally upon us, drivers need to be more aware of the weather while driving. Summer means storms, whether we plan on them or not. Even worse, we are also now in hurricane season. While ultimately driving through any type of storm is not advised, if it isn’t avoidable, there are ways to stay safe while doing so.

  1. Check the weather forecast for your future route. This will give you an idea of what you can expect during your drive.
  2. Check your vehicle before leaving for your destination. This includes having a full tank of gas, air in your tires, and working windshield wipers.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings while driving, especially if it begins to rain. Be observant of surrounding cars and any power lines that could potentially fall near you.
  4. Avoid standing water while driving. While it may seem shallow enough to drive through, there is no way to judge how deep it really is.
  5. Heavy winds can cause a huge threat to tractor trailers because of their large stature. If winds begin to pick up while you are en route to your destination, pull over to avoid tipping over in the high winds.
  6. When the storm has passed while you are driving, avoid using cruise control. Cruise control could cause acceleration while your vehicle begins to hydroplane.

At Evan Transportation, our drivers have years of trucking and driving experience, allowing them to be safe during summer storms this season. Our drivers are well trained in dealing with weather situations that come with every season and know how to stay safe when conditions worsen on the roads.

Evan Transportation has been serving the Mid-Atlantic region in all of their freight transportation needs since 1992. With over 600 trailers in our fleet, Evan Transportation is able to provide safe, quick, and efficient transportation to 6 states along the east coast.

To get started with Evan Transportation, call us today at 443.673.3365 or click here for our contact page.

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