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Winter Weather Driving

By December 13, 2010

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Cold and icy road conditions are upon us throughout a good part of the United States. This type of weather brings its own set of challenges to truck drivers. It is always important to drive when you are alert and refreshed, and that is especially true in hazardous driving conditions. 

 

Know the rules of the state (or states) you are driving in. Northern states may have chaining requirements for tires. For instance, Oregon requires chains "whenever snow conditions exist and SNOW ZONE signs are posted," according to the Oregon D.O.T. (ODOT).

 

Have a winter kit in the cab of your truck. Pack items such as a shovel, emergency flares, extra food and water and a spare charged cell phone battery. Keep an extra set of clothes also in case your load takes you longer to haul than originally expected due to weather delays.

 

Be prepared to take longer to reach your destination. Stay in contact with your dispatcher, advising them of any delays you encounter along the way. Your dispatcher can contact your final destination for you and explain any weather related delays.

 

Be responsible and be safe. Use common sense when approaching new driving situations. Remember, whatever you are hauling is important to someone, but more than that, you are important to someone and we all want you home safe at the end of your haul.

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