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How to weather a snow squall

Snow squalls in the Northeast last weekend led to traffic accidents involving 18-wheelers and a multi-hour shutdown of Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. Snow squalls are brief but intense bursts of heavy snow, strong winds, and whiteout conditions that often reduce visibility at the drop of a hat.

They can also cause roads to become icy. These are a few quick safety tips for truckers to follow when encountering these storms.

Warnings

The National Weather Service issues warnings for snow squalls “where the highest threat of rapidly changing visibilities are the most likely to occur.”

Because these storms usually develop quickly, it’s important for truckers to have at least one reliable weather app installed on each of their mobile devices.

The warnings trigger alerts on the apps, which should be set to “location” or “GPS” mode. This ensures that the apps “follow” drivers, posting the alerts no matter where drivers happen to be along their routes.

What to do during a warning?

If a snow squall warning is issued, the NWS urges parked drivers to wait until the storm clears before getting back on the road. When the notification pops up, truckers driving should try to exit the highway as carefully and soon as possible. Find the nearest safe place to park until the storm fades.

When exiting isn’t an option

If drivers are unable to exit during a snow squall warning, they should slow down gradually. Turning on headlights and hazard lights makes trucks and trailers as visible as possible to other motorists.

Stay in one lane, increase following distance and avoid slamming the brakes.

Before hitting the road, truckers should always check with state transportation and highway patrol departments regarding possible commercial vehicle restrictions. Sometimes certain highways are off-limits to big rigs for periods of time when extreme winter storms are forecast.

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FMSCA is waiving the HOS rules for truck drivers carrying baby formula

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an emergency declaration that allows some regulatory relief for motor carriers transporting infant formula or the...

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The FMCSA amended its requirement truck drivers annually prepare and submit their traffic violation convictions to their employers

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