Extreme weather has hit historic highs across the U.S. in recent years. In early 2021, a winter storm in Texas is estimated to have caused $10 to $20 billion in insured losses, according to the state’s Federal Reserve Bank. There has been a dramatic increase in wildfires and devastating hurricanes, too. A record-breaking 30 named storms caused havoc in 2020, and 2021 isn’t far behind according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
As various regions of the country deal with these increasingly extreme weather events, fleets must have solid disaster plans in place in order to keep drivers safe and reduce the risk of significant property damage.
If evaluating your company’s storm preparedness hasn’t been top-of-mind, now is the time to take stock and communicate safety protocols to your drivers. This preparedness can help you act quickly and stay safe in the event of a natural disaster. This guide reviews steps to protect your drivers and assets from extreme weather.