In our current blog post series, your trailer experts at Trailer Boss are discussing some important tips to help you haul safely this winter. With the extreme weather changes, it is important to take extra precautions to help keep you and others on the road safe.
One of the most important things you can do to haul safely this winter is to practice safe trailering techniques.
Regardless of weather, it is very important to load your trailer in Seattle WA with heavier cargo in the front and the lighter items in the back. 60 percent of the weight should be placed in the fronts and 40% in the back to make sure that you have proper weight distribution. As always, make sure to properly secure your load to prevent shifting during travel.
The next thing you can do to stay safe on the road is to plan your route. This way you won’t spend time getting lost, turning around, or distracted by your GPS.
It is also a great idea to take the road most traveled. Back roads that are more likely to be left unplowed and may even have black ice. The main highways are often cleared early and kept that way. You can also check to see if there is a website with a live stream video of highways to check road conditions. It is also a great idea to make sure that the roads are cleared before you begin driving avoid hazards that could slow your trip down.
Proper loading and doing a little extra planning can help you make sure that you are ready to head out into the cold this winter! If you have any questions about winter hauling, or need your trailer in Seattle WA inspected before hitting the road, do not hesitate to contact your experts at Trailer Boss! Your safety is our number one goal!