Wanting To Start Trucking, But I Haven't Driven On Ice In A While In A 4 Wheel Car

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LadyA's Comment
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I really want to start driving a truck, but the only thing making me nervous is the idea of driving on ice. I lived in Tx for few years and there wasn't really any snow and no ice. It has been many years since I have driven on ice in standard car. Any suggestions? Is there a big difference driving a truck vs car on ice? I heard since the truck is heavier it doesn't have the potential to slide as much as car. Is that true?

Thanks in advance ladies!!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Heres a solution...park when icy lol we just send messages "shutting down due to weather" or "road conditiions". ice, wind, snow, floods....whatever. as a truck driver you get to decide.

there are companies that have southern regional or southeast regional.

if you start now, you will be able to control the trailer better by the winter...or ...start training in the winter and have that support person on the truck while you are driving through it.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Susan D. 's Comment
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It is absolutely NOT TRUE that trucks won't slide as much as cars. That said, when the road conditions become treacherous, a smart driver will find a safe place to park and notify their dispatch.

Ice:. No dice Snow: go slow

Yes, you do drive a truck very similar to a personal vehicle in inclement weather. Take it slow and easy, go gentle on the brakes, and no sudden steering maneuvers.

It really will be okay. Good luck and enjoy the adventure.

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