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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

October 27, 2014

VIDEO: What to Include in a Winter Vehicle Survival Kit

AccuWeather has forecast a chilly Halloween for much of the country. In fact, the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions are expected to see temperatures dip into the mid-20s to lower-30s with a chance of snowfall. So now is probably a good time to remind fleet drivers to make sure their vehicle emergency kit is fit for the coming winter weather.

The kit needs to include items that would come in handy if the fleet vehicle ever becomes stranded in inclement weather. Keep in mind that emergency services, towing services and snowplow fleets can quickly become overtaxed during major storms. Drivers should include items that would help make an extended wait for help as comfortable as possible.

AAA recommends the following items:

  • Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, cat litter) or traction mats
  • Snow shovel
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Window washer solvent
  • Ice scraper with brush
  • Cloth or roll of paper towels
  • Jumper cables
  • Extra warm clothing (gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Blankets
  • Warning devices (flares or triangles)
  • Drinking water
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • First-aid kit
  • Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench)
  • Mobile phone and car charger, with the phone pre-programmed with rescue apps and important phone numbers.

For additional advice from the Weather Channel, click on the photo or link below the headline.

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