Slow, sleet, ice… winter storms and cold weather can be an absolute nightmare. Winter driving can be no fun at times, and it can be costly: To your well-being and your bottom line — whether it be in damaged equipment or worker’s compensation expenses.
According to Driver’s Ambition, “Many trucking companies experience a spike in workers’ compensation claims during the winter months as a direct result of winter hazards that are completely unrelated to driving a truck. Statistics show 48% of all injuries occurs in the winter. 63% of injury costs result from winter events.”
Driving in winter conditions melts down to two things: Being prepared and being careful. Sure, sounds like commonsense, but if you follow our tips it will help you get through the winter in one piece.