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Thursday, August 29 2019
It's the peak of the Hurricane Season again!

Orlando, Fla.—If you are an owner-operator of a truck or fleet in Florida there are things inevitable like storms, hurricanes and tornadoes and you do, what we all do — Get Prepared. Being prepared means, having cash on hand, heading warnings, keeping fuel in your tanks in case there is a shortage, staying aware of your surroundings, and keeping food and supplies on your truck in case of an emergency. 

It also means being a good citizen and help your neighbors, family and friends. Also hauling supplies or equipment for free during an emergency period. Yes, that too!


As a truck driver, there are a series of preventive measures you may need to follow in order to stay safe when hauling through hurricanes:

Conduct a Commercial Driver’s License Pre-Trip Inspection

High Winds Equal High Risk

Winds, tornadoes, hurricanes, and tropical storms can change the way you drive. If you’re caught in high winds, slow down or pull over when it’s safe to stop. Most times, you may encounter heavy rain and strong winds before a hurricane hits. As you probably know by now, strong winds can pull and even flip a tractor trailer. If your trailer happens to be parked it damaged too. If you pull dry vans or reefers, you are at a higher risk.

Watch the Weather

Hurricanes change course rapidly. Stay in touch with the U.S. Department of Transportation road conditions and closings alerts throughout the storm. If there’s a state of emergency within your route, you must consider choosing a different path or delaying your shipment. 

Driving Around Flooded Roads

Bear in mind that your trailer can be ripped apart by flooded roads just as small bridges and road pavement. Deep holes, live power lines and debris are also the cause of much damage. If you feel your route meets these hazardous conditions, or receive weather warnings from local authorities, consider to turn around or stop. 

Schedule Changes

Be prepared for schedule delays and changes, since a slight shift in the storm’s course could alter your route and most importantly, your safety. One a hurricane hits, we can’t tell how long it is going to last so you need to be patient, stay alert, and keep access to current weather information and warnings in the area where you are.

Heads Up

Be alert to the road ahead and your surroundings, for your safety and those around you. You're on the road days and weeks on end. During severe weather, the demands and conditions are only greater. It's important to get rest, take breaks and know when to pull over. 

Extra Care on the Speed

As a responsible truck driver, we know you will do almost the impossible to deliver your shipment on time, but remember that your first and foremost responsibility is safety. Reducing speed on ramps and corners not only help you prevent accidents, but you are also potentially saving the lives of others who could be involved. -

Stay safe out there during and off hurricane conditions.  If you have questions about truck insurance, please contact us at Orlando Truck Insurance: 

(407) 203-7085

 or visit: www.orlandotruckinsurance.com

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