Winter Tips to Keep Your Truck Fleet in Good Shape
Nothing puts a damper on the work day like a truck breaking down because it wasn’t properly prepared for operating in the winter. Luckily, there are ways you can help avoid something like this happening!
Here are just a few tips you can utilize to avoid issues with your fleet of trucks during the winter months:
- Test the Battery
Cold weather can reduce the life expectancy of a truck’s battery, so testing batteries regularly (especially after an extremely cold period of time) will help you avoid a dead battery
- Check the Windshield Wipers
Visibility is essential to your drivers’ safety as well as everyone else around them, so replacing worn-out windshield wipers will help avoid accidents.
- Check the Brakes
In dry conditions, worn-out brakes are dangerous – that danger increases significantly when the roads are wet and icy due to the winter weather! Make sure to have the brakes on all of your trucks checked regularly, preferably before the winter even begins.
- Check the Tires
Bad tires are inherently unsafe – low treads or tire pressure can lead to tire blowouts and loss of control. Check the tires regularly and fill them up with air as needed.
Proper fleet maintenance is essential to your business’s productivity! So be sure to keep an eye on every component of each truck in your fleet, and rely on TSVA for all of your repair and servicing needs. Call or contact us online today to learn more!