Winter Driving

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TigerBait, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. TigerBait

    TigerBait Light Load Member

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    Been on the road for a few weeks & things have been going good. I know winter is on its way, any advice from experienced drivers about winter driving?
     
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  3. Richter

    Richter Road Train Member

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    Search the forum.... This topic has been covered multiple times
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Slow down.
    Double or triple following distance.
    Pack chains and bungees.
    Pack winter supplies.
     
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  5. 8thnote

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    If you feel that conditions are unsafe, park it. Don't let any one pressure you into driving if YOU, personally, feel unsafe. Don't try to drive beyond your skill level. Just because other trucks are still running doesn't mean that you have to if YOU, personally, feel unsafe. Remember, if you are involved in an accident, it is on you and no one else. Don't let dispatch push you or guilt-trip you into driving if YOU, personally, feel unsafe.

    Remember, it is much better for the load to be a day late than scattered along the highway. The world WILL NOT come to an end if Walmart doesn't get their toilet paper by 3:30 am.
     
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  6. Moving Forward

    Moving Forward Medium Load Member

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    Be sure to pack your snowshoes, downhill ski equipment, and all of the gear needed for a day of fun in-the-snow when you get stuck up on Vail Pass... or one of the other hills that can get a bit challenging with a foot of snow (or more). Be safe!
    Welcome aboard.
     
  7. Dryver

    Dryver Road Train Member

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    S L O W D O W N !!!!!!!! D I S T A N C E - D I S T A N C E - D I S T A N C E !!!!!

    On snow and ice drive at a speed you are comfortable with and don't worry about the line of traffic behind you.

    P A R K I T A N D W A I T.

    Put extra food and water on board for the shutdown time that may not be at a truck stop or walking distance to a store.
     
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  8. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    stay south of i-10

    no other advice necessary
     
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    And I-8 ...
     
  10. dptrucker

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    xtra food, water. slooooow down and longer following distance. if you dont know how to put chains on, better learn now and practice. no fun doing it in the snow the first time.
     
  11. 77smartin

    77smartin Road Train Member

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    Whenever you hearing "Freezing Rain" in a weather report for an area you are traveling in just stop...or you will most likely end up parking with Swift and FedEx in a grassy median.
     
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