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Weather and driving truck

Last week we were in several terrific storms. I think we hit more weather than a mailman!๐Ÿ˜‚ We had high wind ๐ŸŒฌ, rain ๐ŸŒง, snow ๐ŸŒจ fog โ˜, frozen fog โ„โ˜ and ice ๐Ÿ’Ž all in one day!! This was in Nebraska and Iowa.


People do really stupid things in potentially dangerous situations ๐Ÿคค (like all the weather from the last paragraph.) Driving faster, crossing closer, and just cutting others off. We saw several wrecks both multiple vehicles and single-vehicle wrecks and we were at 20 MPH or less.


We almost stopped at one point because the road was a sheet of ice but the salt trucks came out and we got past the frozen fog. โ„โ˜


Our windshield accumulated about 1/4 inch of ice ๐Ÿ’Ž and Andy had to knock it off just so he could see to pull over. As he was doing that, the wind was blowing so hard his side window blew out of its track and we had to pull over to fix it.


Please be aware of big trucks in these types of weather, we can't stop on a dime ๐Ÿ•ณ, especially if we are under a heavy load. In windy conditions ๐ŸŒฌ, if the trailer is empty, that is also a bad time for truckers as the high wind can literary push us around or over. ๐Ÿ˜”


WHAT I LEARNED:

Be Uber aware in any type of weather. There are people who really don't see semi-trucks or anything else.

There are SO MANY people who play on their phones ๐Ÿ“ฑ while driving! A vehicle can be deadly if you aren't paying attention, so please pay attention while driving. It could save your life or someone else.



#truckdriving #snow #weather #mailman #uber



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