Hot temperatures, hot trucks, and hot cargo. It’s a simmering problem in Houston, TX and in most locations across the country, but Bay & Bay Transportation’s truckers knows there are ways to weather summer’s heat.
It pays to be good to yourself because temperatures in your cab can rise nearly 30 degrees in 20 minutes depending on the time of the day. Be sure to check your air conditioner unit on a regular basis because it will be working overtime. Not only will it mean comfort while you’re driving, but a hot bunk is hard to sleep in.
A rig runs on good rubber and summer’s swelter will put a premium on proper tire pressure. Checking your inflation levels with a tire gauge is a must. Over or underinflated tires can lead to troubles like lower fuel economy, uneven wear, and reduced tread life. Excessive summer heat and friction can leave tires extra vulnerable to road debris—and it increases the danger of punctures or failure.
Trailer tires can also become the victims of neglect. They don’t always get the same scrutiny that the treads on a tractor might enjoy. It might be a good idea to schedule regular inspections during the summer months.
We’ve already talked about the importance of staying cool. It’s recommended that you maintain a good 50/50 mix in your radiator throughout the year. Proper engine and transmission temperatures can help prevent electrical system failures during hot weather.
Summer is also a challenging time for truckers with rigs with refrigerated trailers. It’s a good idea to inspect them on a regular basis so they run properly.
While we all seem to worry about dead batteries in the winter months, summer can be just as brutal. You can blame it on higher temps under the hood and greater demand on additional technology.
Bay & Bay Transportation is urging its drivers to take precautions, travel safe, and stay cool this summer. Bay & Bay is rewarding truckers with pay increases and competitive benefits packages. We’ve also got great local opportunities in Houston and OTR positions available nationwide.
Learn more and find out why Bay & Bay is known as a quality driven tradition. If you’ve got the right stuff, call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team in the Houston area and other parts of country.