As truck drivers we see some pretty bad weather from time to time. Drivers must be prepared to avoid bad weather situations and know what to do if they get caught in bad weather.
We don’t have to deal with hurricanes here in Manitoba, but as our job takes us to across the country, it is something that even Manitoba drivers should be prepared for.
The risks are pretty obvious with hurricanes and tropical storms, devastating winds and water. If a tropical storm or hurricane is going to be in your path you will likely have a couple of days notice. Just stay out of the way. If you’re in an area that will be affected, get out.
What to Do if There’s a Hurricane Approaching
Follow the weather reports before and during your trip. Proper trip planning is part of your job as a professional truck driver.
- Avoid coastal areas if possible.
- Keep an eye on the forecast.
- Be prepared to evacuate if instructed to by local authorities.
- Keep mobile phone batteries charged.
- Be aware of the evacuation locations in your area.
- Have one gallon of water (per person) for each day of the storm.
- Keep a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
At Len Dubois Trucking safety is our number one priority. We are a Winnipeg trucking company who operates through Canada most parts of the United States. We see plenty of severe weather from other regions and understand no delivery time is so important to take unnecessary risks. Our drivers are experienced professionals who operate safely.
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