2. Plan ahead for high winds. Before a hurricane hits, strong winds are likely to accompany it. With high winds comes a higher chance of damage for vehicles on the road, especially dry vans and reefers. Even pre-hurricane winds can damage parked vehicles, so before taking a load in an area, calculate the risks too. Cross-winds with a lighter load could cause your truck to tip over or jack-knife if the wind is above 58 mph.