Truck Safety in the Rain

Truck Safety in the Rain

Posted: Jan. 16, 2019 11:51 AM
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019 11:51 AM

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rain can impact your can make some rough conditions for truck drivers. newswatch 12's mari nelson talked with a trucker.. and how he deals with the weather. [a12]trucks driving in the rain-live stinger i talked with a few truck drivers here yesterday who told me rain or sunshine... they just keep trucking along. but they do have to make some adjustments for the conditions, heavy rains can decrease visibiliy. they can lead to roadways flooding and increase the chances of hydroplaning. a truck driver here told me that driving in rain is more dangerous if his truck is empty. a loaded down truck makes it heavier and less likely to slide. another trucker told me that it's not heavy rains that he minds, but when the heavy wintertime because the conditions change and it gets really a lot colder on the roadway and there could be black ice or anything else." frank says he'll go whatever speed he feels the safest... even if he has to slow down to ten miiles per hour. he always makes sure to leave extra space in front of him for cars to go around him. these truck drivers don't get to stop their work day for the weather. coming up at 6, i'll tell you about how high winds can affect big trucks like these more than regular cars. in medford, mari nelson, newswatch 12. [a17]new this morning-stinger
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