Winter Is On The Way... Any Thoughts?

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Andy C.'s Comment
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Well, father winter is coming fast around the north east here, Ran in to my first bout of snow the other day. I've heard a few stories about parking when it gets bad, how truckers are parked double and triple in areas, i can imagine it's not easy to find parking. Entrances I'm sure are loaded with plowed snow... Other than the usual advice of parking early, not always an option, any thoughts there? Still wearing the rookie pants, i find it difficult even now before it gets bad to find a spot before i run out of hours and have to stop in places I'd rather not. Northeast region at times can not be friendly for me. The learning curve is very steep.

Heavy C's Comment
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Well as a fellow NE driver I understand the rest areas aren't always great. Best advice I have is if you're coming up here when a storm may be possible familiarize yourself with things like Wal-Mart's, malls, home depots, etc. Places that have larger parking areas. Typically they won't be plowing until the storm let's up so you'll have time to park it. Also off and on ramps can sometimes be a means to escape quickly if things turn quickly on you. If things are that bad I'm sure dot will leave you be as long as your in a safe place. Also I would recommend that if you find a Wal-Mart or store that has space available, be sure and contact the store manager to make sure it's cool with them. These are just some of the things the guys I work with told me. Good luck and drive safe.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Attila's Comment
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Don't walk in front of your truck when chaining up, walk around the trailer. :-P I was chaining for I 70 walking toward driver side, looked over hood to check for traffic, then knocked on my ass by a avalanche of snow from a plow! Just be careful man, know your limits and what your getting into.

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