Remember these winter driving tips to help keep you, your drivers, and others safe on the roads:
- Ice on your windshield means ice on the road
- Keep an eye on the temperature
- Look for spray coming from other vehicles
- There is no load worth your life
- Watch for warning signs
- Carry supplies
- Do not follow too close
- Talk to other drivers
- Treat your diesel
- Snow = Go Slow Ice = No Go
Be sure to consult organizations like State Trucking Associations, 511, and 311 for up to the minute updates on road closures, tractor-trailer bans, empty trailer bans, reduced speed limits, and other restrictions related to winter storms.
Any unnecessary travel should be avoided during severe storms to allow plows to keep roads clear. Please remember to provide snowplows plenty of space as they travel at a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour.
- If you must travel, it is imperative to:
- Reduce travel speeds
- Increase following distances
- Be prepared for changing conditions
Safety is a priority of the trucking industry. Please remind drivers that if they must drive in areas impacted by the storm to do so with the utmost of caution. The more drivers can do to reach their destinations safely, the more likely that roads will remain open.