Hurricanes, wildfires, ice events and record snowfalls. Natural disasters across the U.S. over the past decade have been historic and devastating with property damage costing tens of billions of dollars. Pictures of submerged cars, scorched lands, and collapsed roofs have become all too common and serve as a stark reminder that a fleet’s emergency preparedness is critical to protect drivers and minimize losses.
Every fleet and organization is different. Some may need to move assets and workers away from threatened areas, while others, like utilities, may need to send more in. Regardless of the situation, managers should have plans and policies in place before everyone is under duress. It is much easier to execute a plan everyone knows ahead of time than scrambling in the heat of the moment when communication, fuel availability, and roadways may already be compromised.
By Merchants Fleet Management