Winter Driving Tips For the Trucker

Winter driving safety tips for truckers. Driving a tractor trailer in serious winter conditions, demands a specific set of skills for all professional truck drivers.

It is necessary to adapt your driving style, when driving in poor weather conditions,  especially on snow-covered or icy roads. Good maneuvering and skid control skills are essential in poor weather.

Driving in snow and foul weather is always a challenge, even for the most experienced truckers.

Take as much time as necessary. DO NOT HURRY. Speed kills. This rule should ALWAYS be at the top of any winter trucking safety tips list.

Slow down

Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of your truck, and beside your truck, when possible.

Keep a safe buffer zone around your truck

Never push beyond the limits of your equipment

Knowing what your equipment can handle is very important. It’s one of the best ways to stay safe.

Check tail-lights

Every time you stop after driving in snow, look at your taillights and license plate. Keep them clean. Even a tail wind or draft will cause them to be covered in snow.

Use good, solid judgment

If the weather is so severe that you need to get off the road, do it.

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