Winter storms have already swept across the US

Prepare your trucks, fleet and drivers with proper winter emergency kits

Here are a few items to check for. Be sure you have everything you might need and that all of your emergency kit contents are up-to-date and working properly.

CarMax performed an online survey and strangely enough, only 24 percent who were surveyed said they equipped their vehicle with a winter emergency kit. Even more baffling was that residents in the Northeastern United States were even more unprepared with a mere 35 percent reporting that they keep a winter emergency kit in their vehicles.

Winter emergency kit checklist

  1. Cell phone car charge
  2. First-aid kit
  3. Flashlight
  4. Jumper cables
  5. Flares and/or hazard triangles
  6. Ice scraper
  7. Extra warm clothing, gloves and a blanket (preferably wool)Snow shovel
  8. Cat litter — for traction on icy/slick roads
  9. Food and bottled water
  10. Extra windshield washer fluid
  11. Snow shovel

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What emergency items do you keep in your truck?