As the head of your team, you are responsible for not only their wellbeing but also the precautions taken prior to your trip. This can be a little overwhelming, but by being proactive and doing your research, any trip can be enjoyable and stress-free. The following tips detail some of the things to keep in mind when traveling with your team to have the best outcomes and a great trip for everyone involved.
Give Yourself Extra Time
As the saying goes, whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. Thus, you should always give yourself an ample amount of time in the event that everything goes wrong. This includes setting your meet-up time earlier than needed. Not only will it keep a detour from throwing off your schedule, but you can also include additional measures that you may not have thought of beforehand. Giving yourself extra time also provides your team with an extra layer of safety as you are not putting yourself in a position where you need to rush to get to a destination.
Know the Route
It seems that everything goes wrong when you’re running on a schedule, but road conditions change often and you should be prepared for regular stops to adapt to any situation. One of the best ways to be proactive is to not only learn your preferred route but mark down any alternative routes in the case the road is closed. Safety should also be taken into consideration with the use of a side-driver to assist you with directions. Even handsfree maps and phones are highly distracting.
Traveling can be exciting, adventurous and fun. But what isn’t fun is being stranded in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire. Therefore, we should always make it a priority to learn to be self-sufficient. This entails learning how to do the basics such as changing a tire or checking your oil levels. We’re not asking you to be a full-blown mechanic, but a driver must always have some basic level of knowledge regarding their vehicle.
Getting your team from point A to B can be a great experience for everyone involved if the right precautions are taken in advance. Doing your due diligence prior to hitting the road can really help you avoid any obstacles along the way. Adhere to the tips listed above, and you’ll be good to go.
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