Applications & Innovations: Are your trucks ready for winter?
Applications & Innovations
Will your trucks
For fleet managers,
it’s time to prep for winter.
hile everyone else is having summer fun and
worrying about sunblock, savvy ﬂeet managers are getting their trucks, equipment, and
parts inventories ready for winters. They know if they
don’t, they can get caught out.
Transitioning between seasons, especially from summer to winter, isn’t an easy task because the working
conditions and stresses put on equipment vary so much
Bridgestone Winter Driving School managers
follow their own advice on winter prep, equipping
their pickups with dedicated snow tires for plowing
miles of roads outside of Colorado Springs, Colo.
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with the elements. When it comes to setting up a ﬂeet’s
pickups and heavy-duty trucks for winter duty, there are
some major routine moves to make. But it’s shocking how
often some of them get overlooked. And that’s downright
I bleed pickups, but here I’m talking everything from
half-ton to Class 8 trucks that have to work for you in the
dead of winter.