According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), inclement weather conditions contribute to thousands of truck accidents each year. Especially since winter is one of the busiest times in the heavy haul trucking industry, it is of the utmost importance that truck drivers are properly trained on how to handle their vehicles in bad weather.
It is recommended that on wet roads, heavy haul truck drivers reduce their speed by one-third.On snowy or icy roads, drivers should reduce their speed by one-half. If truck drivers still feel unsafe driving slowly in adverse weather conditions, it is recommended that they pull over and wait until the weather calms down to continue driving.
Truck drivers should also take extra time and precautions when maneuvering their vehicle through bad weather. Blinkers should be run for longer than usual before making any turns or changing lanes, and speeding up and slowing down should be done more consciously and gradually.
At LTA Logistics, the safety of our drivers and your heavy haul cargo is our priority and we do everything in our power to make sure our heavy haul trucking deliveries always arrive in their best shape. Call 888-502-0582 for more information on how we can help you transport your heavy cargo.