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Helpful information for fleet drivers during hailstorms – Tech Tip Tuesday

There are some measures that drivers can take, though, to protect themselves and their vehicle during hailstorms.
Here are some safety tips, provided by Union Mutual of Vermont and Progressive Insurance, you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

When hail is larger than three-quarters of an inch in diameter, drivers are advised to:

Stop driving. If you can see a safe place to drive to, such as inside a garage or under a service station awning, do so as soon as you can. Make sure you pull completely off the highway, but avoid ditches due to possible high-rising water.
Keep your vehicle angled so the hail hits the front of the vehicle. Windshields are reinforced to withstand forward driving and pelting objects. Side windows and back glass are not, so they’re much more susceptible to breakage.
Stay away from vehicle windows. Cover yourself with a blanket or coat, if possible, because there may be debris. In particular, protect your eyes. See if you can get onto the floor face-down, or lay down on the seat with your back to the windows.
Don’t leave the vehicle until the hailing stops. Your car will furnish reasonable protection.

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By |July 21st, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Helpful information for fleet drivers during hailstorms – Tech Tip Tuesday

Driving in heavy traffic video for fleet drivers – Tech Tip Tuesday

Does and Dont’s for driving while in heavy traffic

We found this AAA video for drivers on the automtoive-fleet.com website.

In congested traffic, many drivers are more tempted to check email, send a text message, fiddle with the music player, or simply daydream. But it’s critical for drivers to maintain focus when traffic is heavy, rather than letting their guard down and becoming distracted.

Inattentive drivers make highway congestion worse because they fail to take measures that can help keep traffic flowing. These are simple steps that also promote greater safety and fuel efficiency.

Here’s a AAA video that explains what those measures are. You may want to pass this advice along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder. Click on the photo or link above to watch the video.

By |September 16th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Driving in heavy traffic video for fleet drivers – Tech Tip Tuesday