In winter driving conditions, the goal for a trucker is to maintain traction on a slippery hill, when ascending and descending the hill.
Snow covered grades present a whole different driving scenario to a truck driver. There are a few good tricks which I use that you may also find useful.
The interlock is engaged in order that all the drive wheels are in touch with the drive shaft and the gears. This helps the truck to maintain that all important traction.
Don’t give the truck too much fuel when you’re going climbing a grade, because it could cause the wheels to spin. Just gradually increase the engine power.
By keeping the engine running in this manner, should the wheels decide to spin a little bit, they can only turn a couple hundred RPM before they hit the limiter.
If you see a corner when you’re climbing, be aware of your speed as you approach the corner. Do not approach a corner with excess speed.
Chances are, there’s gravel on that right shoulder that will help give you a little more of a grip to help you maintain traction on slippery hills.