Cold weather, snow, and slick or icy conditions can cause breakdowns and create hazardous conditions that call for drivers to add extra caution while driving in the winter. However, expecting the unexpected and knowing a few tricks of the trade can make life a lot easier for you throughout those cold months. Below are just a few winter driving tips to help you stay safe while out on the road this winter!
Even in ideal conditions, hard braking can cause you to skid out or even lose control of your truck. Add in snow or ice, and the risk of losing control greatly increases.
One way to help you avoid hard braking is to leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Doing so will give you more time to react to any incident or event that may occur in front of you. You can never have too much space in front of you, especially when wintry conditions can have such an adverse effect on road conditions and visibility.
Chaining tires onto your truck will help you maintain or even improve traction on roads when conditions are slippery, muddy or snowy. In some areas of the country, such as mountainous regions, it can even be required by law that your truck’s tires are chained.
Be prepared in case an emergency or if a breakdown occurs. Below are just some suggested items to have readily available in your cab just in case the unexpected happens:
Have any winter driving tips for truck drivers out there? Comment below with what you do to stay safe on the road throughout the winter!
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