Getting 2017 started.

As you are aware the weather is finally starting to clear up in the Northern states. Frost laws will again be completely lifted and we will move towards being in full swing again for another season. With consumer confidence comes more spending which in turn brings on more production which means you will all be busy and possibly even exceed your capabilities. Each year at this time we send out this reminder followed by reports on industry volumes, customer behavior and other news that is important to any company in the oversize and heavy haul trucking industry. Some of them you may like and others may bore you but for the benefit of your business we do suggest you read them all as more information is better than not enough. We will do our best to keep our communications brief and to the point.

Here are some key reminders for this time of the year:

Fully inspect your escort/pilot vehicle, tires, lights, gauges, etc to ensure everything is working in tip top shape.

Be sure to inspect all of your radios and safety equipment making certain all signal flares and fire extinguishers are up to date.

Drivers should prepare themselves mentally too.  Remember first to protect the motorists, not the load. The load is insured. Things like erratic driving or hand signaling will only confuse a motorist and possibly provoke road rage creating potential for an accident. If a motorists does ever get in between you and your load simply notify the truck. More than likely the truck will simply slow down and that problem will quickly resolve itself.

Driver nutrition. We be writing more about driver nutrition as the season continues but remember you’re whole outfit isn’t much without you. That means you have to take good care of yourself and truck stops and roadside diners aren’t notorious for being too concerned about much more than taste – some even lacking that!

Finally, while being on the newsletter list is free we must charge a small fee to be in the directory (as low as $4.16 a month). If you are in it, get your listing spruced up. Add more information about your company and the exact services you provide, upload new/additional photos. Each year we send a huge percentage of your million plus per month visitors to PiloTrac. Most of them trucking companies looking for you. They prefer to click the pin in the map and call. However, if you’re not listed there’s no pin. If there’s not pin then they will simply click on the next closest. If you’re not here you can’t be found it’s just the way it is.

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