It’s that time of year again when we get a little patriotic. Barbeques, parades, and pool parties are in store for the upcoming week as we gear up for Independence Day. But, as our Eagle Express team knows, there is an underlying, but often forgotten focus behind every great event- safety.
Safely transporting your time and temperature sensitive items out for holiday deliveries is our top priority. Because moving things with speed means nothing if they aren’t cared for properly. Maintaining the right temperature, arriving at the proper location, and hiring and training responsible drivers are all components of a safe Eagle Express delivery.
This Fourth of July, take a page from the book of our experts, and keep your focus on safety. Here are just a few tips to consider as you kick off the Fourth of July festivities:
Food safety: Parties mean potlucks, but if remember to keep cold food cold and warm food warm. Dips and dishes sitting out in the heat can lead to E. coli and salmonella.
Watch the water: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, downing is the number 1 cause of death for children between ages of 1 and 4. Assign one adult to be on water duty and take shifts.
Grill safely: Keep your grill away from your home and other structures. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case.
Keep the pests away: Ticks and mosquitos are annoying, but they can also host deadly diseases. Wear insect repellant and loose, covering clothing.
Drive defensively: As you travel the highways this holiday, drive like your 90 year old Grandma is in the car to her birthday party. Or drive like your newborn is in the back seat. Don’t text and drive, and mind the speed limits and traffic restrictions. Take it easy as the roads become congested.
Leave the fireworks to the pros: in 2017, there were 12,900 injuries attributed to fireworks and 8 deaths. Especially if you have kids, it’s best to leave the lights show to the professionals.
Protect yourself from the sun: Here in North Texas, it’s not unusual to have near 100-degree weather for the 4th. Wear sunscreen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Drink up: Speaking of dehydration, don’t let it sneak up on you. BYOW, and make sure kids and pets also have access to water all throughout the day.
Wear your gear: If you’re biking, don’t forget a helmet. Boaters and their passengers must all have life vests (wear them, please!). And, of course, wear your seatbelt when driving in a vehicle.
Never drink and drive: No explanation necessary. Be responsible.
Stay home: In fact, why subject yourself to the craziness of the weekend at all? Cozy up with friends and family at home, and you can forget about many of the dangers surrounding the holiday.
Remember your pets: The 4th of July can also be a dangerous time for your pets. Keep them away from the people food, and be sure to keep them safe inside when fireworks start so they don’t get spooked at run away.
Our last tip: have a fabulous, fun time for the 4th of July. Enjoy your time with your friends and family as we celebrate the greatest country in the world!
Don’t forget that your holiday deliveries don’t have to wait for Monday. Our Eagle Express team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, weekends and holidays. With one call to our team of professionals, your time and temperature sensitive items can be on their way quickly and safely.
Contact Eagle Express for your holiday deliveries that just can’t wait.