Protecting Your Work Truck in a Hurricane

As Hurricane Ian pushes forward at 155 mph, threatening to make landfall on the Florida coast at any moment, people are preparing for the worst. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 through the end of November so more hurricanes and tropical storms may develop in addition to Ian. It’s important to know how to protect your commercial work truck if a storm hits. 

Be Aware. The best defense is a good offense. Keep up with the current weather conditions at all times. Having real-time tracking and analytics is a godsend when a potential deadly storm is on the horizon. Cell signal boosters are available to help ensure your tracking works in fowl weather. 

Positioning. Where you park your vehicle matters immensely. However far you can get from the storm, do so. It’s best to park on the highest ground possible. Avoid parking around things that might pose danger such as a tree that is likely to be uprooted if the hurricane hits. If you have a fleet of trucks, park them close together. 

Web-based Platforms. Emergency platforms such as “Send Word Now” allows companies to send emergency updates to teams during hurricanes and other crisis.

Aftermath precautions. After a hurricane has passed, many make the mistake of thinking the danger has passed too. That is not true. There are trees that could still fall on your truck (and you), downed powerlines, and routes that may be blocked off. Flooding, high and heavy winds, and other dangers may abound too.

Choose Your Commercial Work Truck Accordingly

When shopping for a new or used commercial work truck, be sure to think of safety – especially if you live in a location that is prone to hurricanes or other severe weather conditions. Some manufacturers are built tougher than others. Be sure to get programs, safety equipment, and technical devices that are designed for weather emergencies. Remember that if it comes down to saving you or your truck, your truck can be replaced. You can’t be. The same is true if you have a fleet. Always make sure your drivers put their own lives ahead of the well-being of the trucks. Stay safe!

MJ Truck Nation

At MJ Truck Nation, we’ve got your back when it comes to storms. Located in the South Florida area, we know a bit about them. We can help you make sound, safe choices when purchasing a commercial work vehicle. Give us a call today and see what we can do for you – 1-561-840-9800.


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