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The Truck Drivers Guide To Surviving Severe Winter Weather

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Fleet Management tips for Surviving Winter Weather

As we all have noticed, this winter has been a rough winter for many truck drivers. From freezing rain to heavy snowfall, the winter weather can make managing your company truck fleets an expensive and challenging task.

How can you help your truck drivers survive winter weather?

You can start by making them aware of Maryland’s 511 systems.

What are the Maryland 511 systems?

The Maryland 511 systems were created to give truck drivers real-time information about severe weather. The Maryland 511 system is especially important for winter weather truck driving because the Maryland 511 can inform short distance and long distance truck drivers about current traffic conditions on their route as well as any potential dangerous weather conditions. The 511 systems are definitely a traveling necessity for truck drivers and this year the 511 system was enhanced for commercial drivers by the addition of route restrictions, locations of weighing/ truck inspection stations, as well as emergency truck parking information and hauling permits data.

Your truck drivers can sign up for the 511 system notifications with email and a mobile phone number to receive text messages.

The mass notifications can include driving time, traffic patterns, and weather conditions. Every commercial driver will have the opportunity to customize his/her route preferences. The Maryland 511 is a very reliable winter weather-driving tool because it is designated as Maryland’s official travel information service system. Sign up for the Maryland 511 travel alerts now to receive your personalized daily commute travel guide.

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