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Driving a semi-truck in hot weather

When driving a semi-truck in very hot weather, the following tips can help ensure safety and comfort on the road:

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help prevent dehydration in hot weather. It's recommended to carry a sufficient supply of water with you[1].

Keep the cab cool: Using air conditioning or opening the windows can help regulate the temperature inside the cab[2].

Check the cooling system: Ensuring the engine cooling system is functioning properly can help prevent engine overheating in hot weather. It's important to check the levels of coolant and fan belts and repair any leaks or malfunctions before starting the trip[3].

Watch for tire pressure: As the heat can cause air in the tires to expand, regularly monitoring tire pressure and ensuring it is at the correct level can reduce the risk of tire blowouts[4].

Take breaks often: Resting in a shaded area or an air-conditioned space can help prevent fatigue and heat exhaustion. It's recommended to take breaks every 2-3 hours and avoid driving during the hottest part of the day[5].

Following these tips can help drivers stay safe and comfortable when driving a semi-truck in very hot weather.


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