Are you prepared for spring driving?

March 2, 2020 Lindsay Peters

Spring is almost here, which means that the quiet season of trucking is coming to a close. Spring means that shipping and load volumes are increasing around the country as summer approaches.

Spring also means that produce season is here. Are you prepared?

Produce season

The produce season hits the country in waves, moving from south to north and west to east. The first wave typically begins in late February or early March when produce makes its way from Mexico. Starting in March, produce from Southern states, Texas and southern California hits harvest. It continues through the rest of the country as late spring and summer begin.

What to expect? Expect a steady increase in volume and more jobs hauling produce as the spring continues.

Weather changes

Spring is a very unpredictable time for weather and it pays to be prepared. It’s not uncommon to get a spring snowfall in some parts of the country so don’t ditch your winter gear when the temperatures rise.

Heavy rainfall is also likely. To stay safe in the rain, be sure to slow down and leave room to avoid hydroplaning. Very little water can cause hydroplaning in a truck so be sure to adjust your speed according to the amount of water on the roadway. 

Preparing for summer

The busy season of summer is almost here. Now is the time to start preparing yourself for more construction, more traffic and more heat.

Read more tips on navigating seasonality in the transportation industry. 

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