If you’re not winter ready yet, what are you waiting for? Trust me – don’t wait until the last minute. A recent snow storm at BigRoad HQ caught your trusty blogger off guard and…stuck. It wasn’t pretty! A lot can change in 24-hours – from icy roads to blinding blizzards. Make sure your prepared with our winter trucker’s checklist!
With the winter’s arrival, knowing how to drive safely on ice or with snow requires drivers to be better prepared than perhaps they need to be at any other time of year.
With that goal in mind, I have included some common sense safe winter driving tips that you should consider adopting.
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Truck driving is one of the most accident-prone professions in the U.S. Furthermore, in winter, the risks and dangers intensify, as snow, ice, and freezing temperatures reduce tire traction and visibility on the road. Even the most experienced truck drivers can struggle with icy roads. Unfortunately, winter is unavoidable. This is why it is vital to implement preventative safety measures to stay safe in snowy conditions. Below are nine ways you can prepare for winter as a truck driver and winterize your equipment to minimize weather risks.Read More »9 Ways to Winterize Your Trucking Fleet
This past weekend, Winter Storm Jonas dumped a lot of snow, upwards of 30 inches in some states. It has wreaked havoc for residents, schools, and businesses, including trucking. Driving in these conditions can be extremely dangerous, if not impossible.
Six states issued hours-of-service waivers for emergency loads in wake of the storm. They are Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Roads were so bad over the weekend that there were drivers who’d been stuck on the PA turnpike for over 16 hours!
Winter is unavoidable for many of us. In trucking, it’s very important to be safe and prepared during the winter season, because a lot can change in 24 hours. Here are our tips on winterizing your truck and being ready with whatever nature throws at you.
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