Winter. Bring it on.

Because your business can’t afford to stop over winter, neither can you.

Making sure your vans and drivers are ready for anything the season throws at them isn’t simply a sensible precaution and legal requirement – it’s also a critical way to maximise uptime and protect your company’s reputation.

Minimise downtime, maximise profits

Minimise downtime, maximise profits

Keeping downtime to a minimum is important at any time of the year, but as the winter months are a key trading period for many businesses, it makes commercial sense to take steps now to mitigate the risks that bad weather can present. A van can only earn its keep when it’s out there moving on the road…

Deliver in the harshest conditions

Deliver in the harshest conditions

Customers expect a degree of disruption in the event of adverse weather and the occasional delay will in all likelihood be forgiven. But when delays and cancellations become the norm, it can do serious damage to your reputation – as can the behaviour of an unprepared driver. Making sure your vans and drivers are properly equipped to deliver in even the harshest driving conditions will make sure people are talking about you for all the right reasons.

Check your van’s Winter Essentials Kit

Stay safe this winter. A little forward thinking now means you’ll be comfortably and safely equipped to ride out whatever the weather throws at you. At the start of the season, van drivers should check they’re carrying the following items, restocking as necessary:

  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Sunglasses – for low sun/snow glare
  • Snow shovel
  • Old carpet or hessian sack, to aid traction if stuck in the snow
  • Jump leads
  • First aid kit
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Hat, snow boots and gloves
  • Warm clothes and blankets
  • Hi-vis vest and hazard sign
  • Non-perishable food such as biscuits
  • Bottled water

Winter Safety Guide

We have an expert guide available, which provides you with a number of safety tips to ensure you and your business keep moving this winter. You can either download this, or, if you send a request, we will post one out to you.

Keep safe this Winter.

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