Written on: May 23, 2022
C3 Logistics helps drivers navigate the challenges that transporting in the summer can bring, such as dealing with heat, road construction, and traffic amongst countless other variables.
We are in constant contact with our drivers, making sure that they’re safely and efficiently getting hazardous materials where they’re needed. Our dedication to safety is why drivers and customers trust us above the rest of the competition.
For drivers, we’ve put together these tips so they can navigate the summer season in safety and comfort and with as little aggravation as possible.
Planning is essential to a safe, efficient transport job, and it helps to put the internet to work for you in a few ways.
Hot weather can be dangerous for drivers. One important way to protect yourself is to stay hydrated. Skip sodas and limit coffee and other caffeinated drinks. Instead, drink lots of water or sports drinks.
Nutrition is also important in hot weather. Choose lean grilled or baked meats over fried food and make sure to get plenty of vegetables and fruits in your meals. Have snacks like fresh fruit and nuts instead of candy and chips on hand. Be careful of overeating as that can give you an upset stomach when it’s hot outside.
Heat can take a toll on your body, both driving and when you’re loading or unloading your truck. Rest is even more essential so you can focus on operating your truck safely. Get at least seven hours of sleep, stick to a consistent schedule, and go to sleep and get up at the same time each day.
If you are feeling the effects of the heat, pull over or stop work. Get to a cooled or shaded area and drink fluids until you feel better.
Looking for expert, safety-focused transport of hazardous materials? Contact C3 Logistics today to learn more about our transport services and receive a FREE no-obligation quote.
With C Three Logistics, you get the prompt, personal attention, and customer service of a family business. Our staff prides itself on real-time communication, so you are always informed about the status of your transport.