Here it comes. The thermometer is dropping, and the season for snow, sleet and salty roads is looming. In fact, the frozen precipitation has already started to fall in some states, and even those warmer climes will face many months of stormy conditions. This is the time of year when ﬂeet vehicles should be readied for the changing weather. Just a few preventative measures will help keep drivers safe, mitigate downtime and extend vehicle life.
Winter can be more challenging to ﬂeet operations than other times of year, but ultimately, keeping vehicles well maintained and creating a culture that continuously promotes driver safety can address potential issues before they become full-blown problems. Fleet operators have a lot on their plates, so many of them turn to ﬂeet management companies for maintenance, roadside assistance, driver safety programs and more. Merchants Fleet works with a wide rangeof organizations to optimize daily ﬂeet operations and provides a range of services to manage weather-related risks including storm preparedness programs. If you would like to speak with a Merchants Fleet expert to explore what a ﬂeet management partner can offer, call (866) 653-2737.