Commercial Box Truck Winter Safety Tips


Have a busy winter ahead on the New Holland, Reading, or Lancaster, PA, roadways? Well, whether it's just brisk temperatures you're dealing with, or the cold has given way to snow and ice, you'll want to stay safe out there. Fortunately, our team here at New Holland Isuzu has you covered with commercial box truck winter safety tips that will help you ride safely all winter long.

Read along to learn more about how you can put yourself and your business in the best position to succeed this winter!

Keep Your Truck Warm

Perhaps the largest issue with winter and trucking are the cold temperatures. When your truck has to run cold, it can negatively affect its performance. So, it's best practice to let your truck warm up for 10 to 15 minutes by turning on the engine before you actually get behind the wheel and begin driving.

If your truck runs on diesel, the cold can loom even larger. In this case, you may want to use fuel additives. This can help keep your diesel box truck running on all cylinders as temperatures dip below freezing.

Top Off Fluids

Before winter hits full swing, you may also want to consider topping off your fluids. It's a great idea to change your engine's oil so it's in position to run smoothly as you tend to different tasks and jobs.

Similarly, making sure your truck or fleet of trucks has anti-freeze is a good idea. This will work to regulate the engine's temperature in extremely cold conditions.

Schedule an Inspection Before Winter

Scheduling an inspection could be another great way to make sure your truck is in tip-top shape as you enter the hardest months of the year. During an inspection, your vehicle's powertrain, brakes, electrical system, and more will be checked. Having these different areas inspected will ensure your truck is ready to ride.

Check Tire Tread

While your tire and tire tread will prove important year-round, they'll be even more important when there's inclement weather. When the roads get snowy and icy, the tire tread will be responsible for helping maintain proper traction.

Observing Speed Limits

When the roads are slick, it's also important to drive at or below the speed limit. Staying at the speed limit or under will help ensure you leave enough time to brake and avoid a potential collision. In a similar sense, you'll also want to increase your following distance from vehicles ahead when you can. This will provide more space to brake when the roads are slippery.

Drive Safe This Winter!

Have any questions after reviewing our commercial box truck winter safety tips? Just reach out to our team here at New Holland Isuzu. We'll be happy to help you learn more and can even help you set up a service appointment, if need be. We're proud to serve New Holland, Reading, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, drivers, and hope to assist you soon!


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