Thank you to all the lorry drivers who drive and transport freight under the hot sun. ☀️ Make sure you take care of yourself and your truck by reading some tips for transporting freight in the summer without worries. 👇
🔵 Keep an eye on your tyres – as the temperature rises, so does the risk of a tyre burst. Check they are properly inflated.
🔵 Hot weather can cause brakes to lose friction – always check them before you hit the road to avoid serious problems.
🔵 Sunburn is a serious risk when transporting goods during the day. Protect your skin by wearing a brightly coloured, light-coloured, long-sleeved shirt and applying sunscreen with SPF 30-50.
🔵 Wear polarised, 100% UV-protective sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays and to improve your knee visibility.
🔵 Dehydration equals serious health risks and a traffic accident. Always keep a bottle of water with you and sip it throughout your journey.
🔵 Follow the forecast and be prepared for rain, storms and thunderstorms as these weather surprises worsen driving conditions.
Stay cool and drive safely. If your truck needs servicing, visit our Vehicle Service Center. 🚛