It’s no secret that wet or icy weather can make for treacherous roads. Wet conditions double stopping distance while freezing conditions increase the distance tenfold for cars and road haulage vehicles. Given the ever-changing climate in Hastings and the nearby regions, you need a brick haulage company that makes safety a top priority. As just such a block haulage company, Steward Transport ensures all staff remain safe on the road ahead and deliver their goods care of a hassle-free process.
Our road haulage team stays up-to-date with the latest weather forecasts. This allows them to plan ahead and take extra precautions when driving in Hastings, or anywhere else on the UK’s major roads.
Please get in touch with our block haulage company for secure road haulage in all seasons. See below for some of the common conditions that our drivers must contend with.
Based on Met Office records, it rains up to 156 days a year. For this reason, it’s vital that we come prepared for sudden showers and torrential downpours. Heavy rain can make it hard to see the road itself, as well as upcoming hazards. To ensure the safety of everyone on the road, our brick haulage company checks the condition of our road haulage fleet – including tyres, windscreen wipers and mirrors, to name a few.
Mist and Fog
Few things make life as difficult for a block haulage company as foggy conditions. In fact, each decade sees over a million car accidents due to a lack of visibility. Whether we’re driving in Hastings or the surrounding areas, our experienced brick haulage company makes sure that each driver has their fog lights on and keeps a safe distance from other vehicles.
While most people think that HGVs offer an advantage in high winds over standard vehicles, this simply isn’t the case. Strong gusts can even overturn a heavy truck, which could then spill the load and result in major damage or further accidents. As a trusted road haulage firm serving Hastings and the UK, we know this risk better than most. Our brick haulage company secures all bricks and blocks and then transports all goods in full compliance with national speed limits.
Ice and Snow
Because we are a long-standing block haulage company, we know a thing or two about preparing a vehicle in the height of winter. Snow can collect on the lorry, which we carefully clean up before moving your materials. This avoids the likelihood of snow and ice falling onto the road during transportation. Our road haulage drivers also look closely for covered road signals while moving bricks across Hastings and the UK as a whole.
You can rely on our brick haulage company to shift your construction materials as safely as possible. From sunny days in Hastings to stormy conditions further afield, we strive to make the process both safe and efficient – with great communication to reduce risk throughout the journey.