Sleet, snow and slush can occur on the road - How to handle extreme climate
Difficult driving weather can sometimes appear unexpectedly and cause issues for even the most seasoned truckers. Driving safety is a top priority, especially in perilous circumstances of heavy rains, snow or storms. Marten Transport offers some suggestions in preparation for unpredictable precipitation.
Speed limits are designed to keep drivers safe, but in situations of limited visibility or slippery pavement, truckers can slow down under the posted rate. Even under deadline, an accident due to uncontrollable weather may cause more problems than being late.
If the route requires driving through cold environments, having an emergency kit on hand may be the difference between a threatening breakdown and a fixable solution. Scrapers can clear icy windshields, and an extra blanket may be a lifesaver while waiting for assistance.
According to the Commercial Carrier Journal, there are programs online that can provide updates on road conditions in cases of severe weather. Sometimes roads close due to hurricanes or blizzard, and online tools can aid truckers in avoiding these routes that could be blocked or hazardous.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Difficult driving weather can sometimes appear unexpectedly and cause issues for even the most seasoned truckers.