Before you go anywhere, check the weather so you know driving conditions and whether you need to delay or or reevaluate your trip. It’s important to be consider your haul.
Remember to take your time and drive slowly. Account for extra time in your travels and take measures to slow down. It takes a lot longer to slow down on icy highways and roads. Increase your following distance. Six seconds is the minimum in ideal weather and traffic conditions. To allow plenty of time to stop in snow or ice, additional following distance is needed. Remember to adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving in these conditions as well. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid any skids.
Be prepared for all cold weather conditions from ice and snow to sleet and fog. Delays can happen and cause road closures.Have your snow brush, ice scraper, anti-gel to treat your fuel, extra warm clothing, blankets, prescribed medications, and food and water on hand.
Keep these items in your cab at all times:
You and your vehicle must be prepared for driving in wintry conditions, including snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Expect delays. As long as you’re prepared, you’ll have smooth travels all season long.
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