Nebraska can be home to some pretty nasty weather. While snow storms might not be spiraling across the Midwest just yet, tornadoes, torrential rain, and other storms can make driving a large truck a lot more dangerous. Here are some tips on how to handle storms, both before and during the bad weather, to keep yourself safe; preventing collisions and danger to yourself can also help keep your truck insurance premiums low, so be sure to stay prepared.
- Have a checklist ready for different types of inclement weather. Whether it’s checking off snow tires or making sure your windshield wipers are in good condition, knowing how to informally inspect your truck for different types of weather can save you time. Prepare a list of all of the materials you need for different storms — including constants like extra windshield washer fluid, a backup battery for your phone or radio, and half a tank of gas in the tank — so you don’t have to worry about forgetting something critical. Any pre-trip inspection can also help you catch emerging problems and worn parts, and a history of preventative maintenance is something truck insurance providers like seeing.
- Check up on developing weather. While radios help truckers keep in contact regarding local storms and bad traffic, you might be going on a long or out-of-the-way drive. In these circumstances, check the weather ahead of time and add a few crowd-sourcing weather and traffic widgets to your mapping system. If you know about a developing storm before you’re even in the area, you can divert your course or make sure you have everything on your checklist, and those steps will reduce your risk of collision and danger.
No matter what commercial truck insurance you currently have, taking preventative safety measures and being prepared for bad weather can reduce your stress and your risk. If you want to read other tips on staying safe in bad weather or you want to learn how taking these preventative steps can impact your commercial truck insurance over the long haul, contact J.E.B. Insurance Services, LLC here.We provide commercial truck insurance in Florida, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska.