Trucker Wayne here, checking in from a rest area in Ohio on a beaufitul windy winter day. I want to ask new truckers: how's your first winter going out on the road?
I've just run into a pretty hefty ground blizzard, which actually reminded me of a little secret that I thought I would share with drivers who are starting their first truck driving job. Ground blizzards actually cause more of an issue in truck driving than you would think. On top of creating more hazardous driving conditions for every vehicle out on the road, they can also block up your lights. Truck drivers, believe it or not, can get ticketed for having their headlights covered up by snow! Believe me, I've seen it happen several times. Watch my video for a quick tip on how to make sure this doesn't happen to you.
How to Avoid a Winter Driving Ticket
I think a great tip that I learned early on in my truck driving career is to stop off at rest areas often to check your truck to make sure your lights don't get blocked up by drifting snow. It'll help you stay safe, not to mention you'll avoid a ticket out there at the same time!
I want to ask all you new truckers out there: how's your first winter on the road going? Have you read my Winter Driving Tips posts yet? If not, you better take a look! I offer up 5 pieces of advice that should help you survive the tough few months of your first winter in your truck driving job.
There are a lot of little tricks to the trade to surviving the winter months of truck driving, and I know these tips definitely helped me make it through first winter in trucking, and still do to this day. Do you have any tips that you'd like to share with other truckers for surviving the cold? We'd love to hear from other truck drivers!
Just remember truck drivers: when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Stay safe out there, and keep on truckin'!
About The Author
Wayne got his start in trucking by going through the Driver Solutions company paid CDL training program back in 2012. Since then, he has traveled over 300,000 safe miles and counting! After seeing his photos and reading about his adventures, we knew we had to share them on our blog. Join Wayne on his journey for a first hand look at life on the road!