Ben Franklin was right when he said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
The transport industry is geared up for winter, and Old Man Winter is just plain ol’ geared up. In Wisconsin, for example, home of Rural Builder, Frame Building News and Metal Roofing magazines, it was a frigid -8 degrees on December 12.
Even those in southern states have to worry about the weather. It may not be the snow (though it does make an appearance occasionally), but winter weather patterns still wreak havoc: driving rain, wind, sleet, and more.
The best way to be prepared for this time of year is to perform regular inspections on the vehicle fleet. Making sure vehicles are safe and sound now, with some tips from safety/compliance experts J. J. Keller & Associates (www.jjkeller.com), also located in chilly Wisconsin, can help ensure they won’t be worse later.