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Are You Ready To Drive Your Truck In The Winter?

While Middle Tennessee is not known for continuous massive snowstorms, we can get our fair share of terrible snow and ice storms. Are you sure you are 100% ready to drive your truck in a sudden storm? United Truck Driving School will prepare you for a variety of driving conditions, including snowstorms, but it never hurts to have a few extra tips up your sleeve.

Make Sure You’re Prepared

Even if there is the slightest chance that it may snow on your drive, make sure you are prepared! It is in the best interest of you, your truck and your job to have all of the essentials handy, including:

  • A warm coat
  • Extra clothing
  • A shovel, windshield scraper and tire chains
  • A flashlight
  • Your toolkit
  • Jumper cables
  • Food and water

Drive Safe and Slow

While professional truck driving is your job, your life is more important! There is no need to speed through dangerous road conditions. You do not want to wreck your truck, what you’re carrying or worse, you!

Don’t Forget To Look For Black Ice

What’s worse than a lot of snow? Spots of black ice that you cannot easily see. When driving on the road during a winter storm, be mindful of any potential black ice spots. When you begin to see the spray from cars and trucks in front of you slow down or stop, it means that the temperature is getting dangerously close to freezing and black ice could be abundant. Be alert and aware at all times!

Know When To Get Off the Road

If you begin to feel unsafe or the weather gets even worse, be safe and pull over or into a rest area to wait out the storm. It’s better in the long run that you make it to your location safe and sound!

Want even more tips on professional truck driving? Contact United Truck Driving School today to learn how you can earn your Class A CDL in only 18-days.