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Tips for Professional Drivers This Memorial Day Weekend

TIPS FOR DRIVERS THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND The official kickoff to summer is one of the busiest traffic weekends on American highways. Are you ready? (1 Leave earlier than planned. With an estimated 31 million drivers on the road throughout the holiday weekend, expect delays. Prepare your truck and trailer: Check the air pressure in your tires and have your regularly scheduled maintenance completed before the holiday weekend. All Love's Truck Tire Care locations are open 24/7. Find a location close to you on the Love's Connect app or online at 3 Slow down! Speeding is dangerous any time. Added highway congestion increases the risk of injuries and fatalities (give yourself plenty of space), as well as the risk of being ticketed. Law enforcement doesn't take the holiday off! Plan your route for the cheapest fuel. In six of the last 14 years, the seasonal price peak for diesel was during Memorial Day 4 weekend. Expect to see today's average diesel price ($3.92) rise the closer we get to the holiday. Find the best fuel prices near you on the Love's Connect app or online at 5 Be ready for safety inspections! Law enforcement agencies are prepared for the first major holiday weekend of the year. Keep an up-to-date logbook or EOBR at all times and you will be, too. 6 Remember: cash is king. Banks are closed over Memorial Day weekend. Make sure you have the cash you need to cover any possible incidental expenses by getting paid for your freight bills right now. Factoring with Love's is easy! Visit Cargo theft is on the rise over holiday weekends. Don't leave a loaded trailer unattended for an extended period ot time. Park in I well-lit areas - especially overnight. Should the unfortunate happen, be sure to have truck and trailer information to give to police, including license plate number and VIN. 8. Steer clear of distracted drivers. Kids are out of school, families are going on vacation and many people will not be as aware of their surroundings as usual. Always keep a safe distance between your truck and the distracted driver. Stay hydrated. With long traffic delays likely, be sure to pack a cooler with water bottles, snacks, etc. to keep you going while on the road for long periods of time. Stock up on thirst-quenching beverages and snacks at a Love's Travel Stop near you. Download the Love's Connect app or visit to see which of your favorites are on sale! 10 Keep emergency numbers handy. Emergencies never take a day off. That's why Love's offers Emergency Roadside Service 24 hours a day. Just call 1-800-OK-LOVES for quick, reliable roadside assistance, even if you're in the middle of nowhere. Have a SAFE Memorial Day holiday! Loves Financial 1-855-495-LOVES (5683)

Tips for Professional Drivers This Memorial Day Weekend

shared by ryanweltonloves on May 21
Do you drive a truck for a living? It's no secret that the Memorial Day weekend is super busy. That's why we've put together these tips for loading, hauling, fueling and your safety this holiday weekend.


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