How do you stay safe during the winter?

| December 12, 2008

KENDALL WOODS
Pensacola, Fla.
Prime
“I stay out of the snow. I only drive the Southeast.”

DAVID CAMPBELL
Houston
Slay Transportation
“I slow down and pay a lot of attention. Make sure I have plenty of stopping room, which I do anyway.”


DUNCAN MACEACHERN
Hammond, Ind.
Pacer
“Always have money, so if you get into trouble, you can get out of it.”


MICHAEL PATTERSON
Fort Mitchell, Ala.
McElroy Truck Lines
“Use my head. Get off the road when the weather gets bad. Nothing is important enough to get killed for.”


VAN RINES
Augusta, Ga.
United Transportation
“Watch the roads and the temperature.”


HARVEY WARD
Ranburne, Ala.
H&W
“Be as careful as I can. I’ve been lucky, and I’ve run into snow only once.”


JOSEPH D. NELSON
Bakersfield, Calif.
American Eagle Lines
“I check my equipment regularly.”


PAUL STONE
San Antonio
National Distributors
“I slow down when conditions are bad and get off if they’re too bad.”


BERT DINGER
Baton Rouge, La.
Schneider Bulk
“Watch the tires in front of you, and if the road looks wet, but there’s nothing wet coming off the tires, you know it’s ice. And stay in the lane the other trucks are using – they’ve already broken up the snow and ice.”


BARBARA DINGER
Baton Rouge, La.
Schneider Bulk
“Keep your eyes moving; let them see you. Constantly check what other people are doing. And don’t bunch up with a group of trucks.”


JOHN ROY
Jacksonville, Fla.
Economy Transport
“I slow down if necessary and drive according to conditions.”


MARSHALL E. JACKSON
New Orleans
Independent
“I don’t drive on ice.”

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