Summer is almost upon us and with that comes hot temperatures. Some parts of the country will see triple digit temperatures before long, but that doesn’t mean trucking can shut down. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite; commerce needs to keep moving and that means trucks and truck drivers will be out in force this summer facing the summer heat.
So how can you stay cool, and just as importantly, how can you keep your truck running? Trucks, just like cars, can suffer breakdowns under extreme temperatures.
Start by keeping yourself cool. Temperatures inside a cab can rise quickly in the summer. According to author Brittany Siegel, in a blog posting for Trinity Logistics last summer, the temperature inside an enclosed vehicle can rise 29 degrees in just 20 minutes and 43 degrees in 60 minutes, based on a study conducted by Department of Earth and Crime Sciences of San Francisco University.