As the UK’s roads are ravaged by the first snow of this winter season, leading business mobility provider, Nexus Vehicle Rental has relaunched its Winter Safety Glovebox Guide to ensure drivers remain safe on the roads.
The guide provides drivers with advice on how to prepare for journeys in icy or snowy conditions and how to manage winter related damage or breakdowns due to the weather conditions.
When hit with bad weather, businesses are posed with additional difficulties in the lead up to Christmas, whilst already grappling challenges around same-day, final mile delivery. This has only intensified in recent years as consumers increasingly turn to eCommerce for their shopping needs and have come to expect quicker deliveries.
To minimise downtime during these busy periods, especially when we are experiencing adverse weather conditions, it is essential that fleet managers anticipate all potential risks. Through Nexus’ award winning online rental booking platform, IRIS, fleet managers have better visibility of their own vehicles currently on-hire to ensure they are prepared to appropriately manage all collections, shipping and last-mile delivery processes during busy periods.
Yvonne Palmer, Operations Director at Nexus Vehicle Rental, said: “While it can be dangerous to drive during adverse weather conditions, it can also be scary for drivers if accidents occur and they don’t know what to do. We would urge all of our customers to check the local weather forecast for warnings.
“It is vital to ensure that vehicles are fit for the road and that drivers are aware of the hazards that extreme cold weather can bring, so as temperatures fall across the UK, we have relaunched our Glovebox Guide, helping drivers feel safe on the road.”
Nexus uses its industry experience to produce advice-led guides for customers and business drivers to download via its website. To download a copy of Nexus’ latest guide and view the other guides in the series, head to: https://www.nexusrental.co.uk/glove-box-guides/