The National Weather Service has warned of a dangerous heat wave consuming the United States. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect for much of the Plains, Mississippi Valley, Midwest and southern states throughout the weekend, according to the weather agency’s website. The forecast calls for heat indices in several states to reach as high as 115 degrees. Four people have already been killed in Texas due to the heat.
Though we recently published a blog article, Summer Safety Tips for CDL Drivers, we feel it is important to continue to share safety tips that can help truckers out in the dog days of summer.
The NPTC published their latest safety letter focused on heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and we're including it below. Please take a moment to read and share with other truck drivers, and stay cool and safe out there!