According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 70% of the nation's roads are in snowy regions, with 24% of weather-related accidents occurring on snowy, slushy or icy pavement. Winter affects a large portion of the country, and a large percentage of vehicle accidents occur because of it. In fact, last week, Colorado received around 24 inches of snow, and much of the U.S. and Canada were under severe winter warnings. Highways closed and vehicles were stuck on the road. Winter is only going to get worse from here, and fleet drivers should prepare if they get stuck on the road with a winter emergency kit.
What to keep in your emergency kit in your fleet vehicle:
- Rock salt
- Jumper cables
- Cell phone charger
- Extra windshield wiper fluid
- An extra ice scraper
- Snow shovel
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Hand warmers
- Extra coat, hat and gloves
- A first aid kit
- Water and non-perishable food
Winter is arriving in full force this year and fleet drivers will have to be fully prepared while on the road; you never know when you may be stuck in the snow. Having a winter emergency kit can help you prepare for any winter roadblocks.