Driver safety training could help operators prepare for inclement weather
Many professional truck drivers are required to travel through all parts of the country, and may see weather conditions that are unfamiliar to them. Consequently, safety directors may want to make sure that their fleets are prepared to take on various climates.
This week's blizzard in the Northeast put many operators to the test, as motorists in areas such as New Jersey were stranded in the wake of the storm, news channel WNEP reports. In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, several drivers spent Sunday night sleeping in their trucks, and some were forced to spend another night as they waited for the roads to be cleared.
Although this area only accumulated a few inches of snow, many eastbound roads were impassable, leaving operators with no other choice than to wait.
Drivers told that news source that while bad roads and icy conditions were getting in the way of their progress, the wind was also a big concern.
In New York, travelers and residents were urged not to use the streets unless they absolutely had to, according to BusinessWeek. Transportation professionals who have completed online driver training may be well-versed in handling the problems caused by similar weather conditions.
Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Many professional truck drivers are required to travel through all parts of the country, and may see weather conditions that are unfamiliar to them.