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.
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…
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.
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:
Anti-freeze that protects your cooling system as it keeps you moving
Screen wash designed for harsh winter driving conditions.
Wiper blades that last twice as long as the nearest competitor.
Designed to interact perfectly with the rest of the engine to keep performing exactly as you would expect.
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.