Be Careful Out There! Winter Is Here!

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Linden R.'s Comment
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JUst won't stop up here. Got 2-3 inches Saturday, then another 4 or so inches today. The plows never plowed the main road until about 2:00PM. Was chaos on the school bus this morning, couldn't see 2 feet in front. Saw an F-450 dump truck get sideways on a righthand turn, but he saved it. Be safe.

Gladhand's Comment
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Ran through PA on 80 yesterday. Got through before it got worse. Headed to Montana next, hope it won't be too bad that way.

PJ's Comment
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Good morning ya'll. I hope everyone has stayed safe. Detroit got alot of snow wed and yesterday was a terrible mess. highways started clearing up in the afternoon but the secondary streets are still a big mess. My customers were amazed I still made my deliveries. It's been a challenge but gettin it done. I have 2 stops this morning thenheading back south were I belong lol. First time I have ever drove and not gotten out of low range for the entire day. Stay safe everyone

Sgt. Diddly's Comment
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Good stuff! Just be careful out there. Not everyone has the skills to handle the weather but they don't know it until they cause an accident.

Good morning ya'll. I hope everyone has stayed safe. Detroit got alot of snow wed and yesterday was a terrible mess. highways started clearing up in the afternoon but the secondary streets are still a big mess. My customers were amazed I still made my deliveries. It's been a challenge but gettin it done. I have 2 stops this morning thenheading back south were I belong lol. First time I have ever drove and not gotten out of low range for the entire day. Stay safe everyone

Pianoman's Comment
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Wow, I live in Colorado and drive across the Ozarks every stinkin week and I haven't seen any snow yet! I'm missing all the fun dammit!

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C T.'s Comment
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Northern Ohio by the great Lakes was a dump the other day. Truck is still salted top to bottom. Frozen crunchy tarps are the best. dancing.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Not sure what reply it was, but someone mentioned the need for skill when driving in the snow.

I agree to a point. However safe operation in the snow requires way more common sense then it does skill.

Slowing down to a safe speed is a great start. Increasing following distance is equally important.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Slowly Navigate Or Wait! SNOW

John M.'s Comment
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I got the experience of seeing 7 tractor trailers dangling from guard rails by the trailer tandems heading east across PA on I 80. Couldn't see the actual trucks, because they were hanging off bridges, overpasses, and mountain drop offs.. only the tail end of the trailers with only the tandems holding them. Each winter when I come through here I ALWAYS see one or 2, but 7?? Crazy.

I saw a few jackknifed and one hanging from the trailer tandems on I-80 and one bobtail on it's side in PA, folks if it's anything winter driving has taught me in a car is to respect it.... go slow, take your time and if it's too bad just stop or stay put... something I happily brought to semi winter driving, I'd rather stay put at a truck stop and take a hit on my wallet then lose my life

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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