Bay and Bay Transportation | Summer may seem like a risk free time to drive, but it still presents challenges for truck drivers in the Midwest!
It seems like we’ve been waiting years for the dog days of summer! Thankfully, frosted windshields, snow covered rigs, and treacherous icy conditions are no longer an everyday ordeal. While many of the dangers of winter driving have passed, summer driving presents unique challenges to even the most experienced of truck drivers.
More Traffic. One downside of clear roads is that traffic increases an amazing amount, especially on the weekends. Even the more deserted highways fill up with people trying to escape the city and find that perfect summertime getaway spot.
Weather Concerns Other Than Blizzards. While snow storms are behind us (knock on wood!), thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes still pose a threat to those on the road. Though we all look forward to stretches of clear, sunny days, it’s important to keep an eye on the sky to ensure you aren’t caught unawares.
Fatigue. One of the biggest challenges for truck drivers year-round is fighting fatigue while on the road. Add in a hot sun trying to lure you to sleep and you’ve got a double whammy challenge for even the most experienced of truck drivers.
In the event of an accident or break down in the summer, it is important to be just as prepared as you would be in the winter. Keep extra bottles of water in your truck, along with some sun screen in case you are stranded somewhere remote.
Summer is a care-free time, but not when it comes to driving. By being aware of the summer driving challenges that are present, you can keep yourself and others safe while out on the road.
We are always looking for experienced truck drivers in Minnesota and across the US. If you are an experienced truck driver and you would like to bring your knowledge and skills to the Bay & Bay Transportation family, apply online today or check out our many Driver Opportunities.