Extreme weather across the U.S. over the past decade has been historic and devastating with property damage costing tens of billions of dollars. This year saw a dramatic increase in wildfire activity, with the California wildfires alone burning 4 million acres to date. At the same time, the country is contending with a highly active hurricane season, with over 20 named storms according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As various regions of the country deal with increasingly extreme weather events, fleets must have solid disaster plans in place in order to keep drivers safe and reduce risks of significant property damage when possible.
If you haven’t recently evaluated or updated your storm preparedness actions, now is the time to take stock and communicate safety protocols so drivers can 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.