Just like that Summer is over.

What does that mean? I’m pretty sure a lot of you are thinking Road Construction is ending soon !!

But there are a lot of hazards also going into the fall that we need to beware of while out behind the wheel.

Fall Leaves:

We all enjoy seeing the leaves change from green to hues of brown, red, orange, and yellow. Who doesn’t love picking them up! 
One thing to keep in mind is the potential hazards that leaf piles can be on the roads. 
Not only can they hide potential dangers, but they become slippery when wet. 
If you see a large blanket of leaves then be sure to slow down in order to prevent losing control of your equipment.

Time to Harvest:

Fall is when farmers will be harvesting most of their crops. This means that you can expect to see more tractors on the roads. 
If you happen to get stuck behind one of these slow-going pieces of equipment, remain calm. 
Don’t trail too close behind them and be sure that you wait to pass them until you have a clear line of vision.

Rut season typically lasts from October to November for deer. 
Deer are known to be more active at night, and Fall brings shorter days, so expect to see more deer on or alongside the road. 
If you see one deer, there are probably more coming since they tend to travel in groups. 
Go slower and look for the reflection of their eyes. 
Slow down at night when you are in areas where deer may be and remember don’t make an evasive maneuver to avoid them.
Winter is Coming:

Take some time to start prepping for winter now. You don’t want to be caught off guard when winter approaches arrives. 
Pack some gloves, boots and some warm layers in your cab.
Also check that your heater and defrosts are working and your tires are in good condition.


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