Winter snow storm
Submitted by Bill on
We have some snow on the way into the Metro area tomorrow. Most will advise you to slow down and increase following distance. We suggest you intentionally drive SLOWER than everyone else. When you do that your following distance will naturally increase all the time. Be especially careful with bridge decks and down grades. Start down any hill significantly slower than the traffic around you. If you experience white out conditions, GET OFF THE ROAD! Here is the Federal Rule :
392.14 Hazardous conditions; extreme caution.
Extreme caution in the operation of a commercial motor vehicle shall be exercised when hazardous conditions, such as those caused by snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, or smoke, adversely affect visibility or traction. Speed shall be reduced when such conditions exist. If conditions become sufficiently dangerous, the operation of the commercial motor vehicle shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until the commercial motor vehicle can be safely operated.
Truck drivers that are paid by the mile are sometimes reluctant to pull off the road due to weather conditions. Drivers need to keep in mind that the safe operation of their commercial motor vehicle is essential to job security. While a paycheck may be a little smaller due to a winter storm, overall smart drivers keep their eye on the big picture and protect their career.
We want you to have a good day, but more important, a Safe Day!